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Senior Snippets, Jan. 24 edition

by | Jan 26, 2024 | Featured

The Hopkinton Senior Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For a more extensive listing of programs and services, including lunch program menus, as well as a newsletter, check hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can call 508-497-9730. The Senior Center also has a Facebook page that provides updates on resources, programs and events.

Winter Weather Policy
The Senior Center is closed to the public when the Hopkinton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Play it safe; watch the news and check for school closings. When in doubt, call the Senior Center or check out the Facebook page for closing updates. Transportation assistance also could be impacted by inclement weather.

Free Exercise Classes
During the month of January, all exercise classes are free at the Senior Center. This is an excellent opportunity to get back on track or to start (and keep) a new year’s resolution. Those interested can check out the Senior Center calendar for regular class schedules or drop by any day during regular business hours to see what classes are being offered.

Managing Money and Finances for Caregivers
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m.
This free program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will help caregivers learn about the costs of caregiving, the benefits of early planning, and how to avoid financial abuse and fraud, as well as start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, and identify where to find support. Advance registration is requested.

AARP Income Tax Assistance
Tuesdays in February and March
AARP Foundation tax-aide volunteers (IRS certified) will help individuals prepare and file their returns for free. While this program is focused on taxpayers who are over 50 and
have low to moderate income, it is open to anyone of any age. Appointments begin Feb. 6 and continue each Tuesday through March. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, Feb. 1, 1-2 p.m.
This program is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. It’s a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. This is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register call 508-497-9730 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

Mardi Gras Mask Decorating
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m.
Initially, Mardi Gras masks allowed wearers to escape society and class constraints. Whether they cover one’s eyes or their whole face, masks add an element of mystery and intrigue and are a favorite Mardi Gras tradition. For this fun-filled afternoon, participants will decorate their own Mardi Gras mask. Masks and decorations will be provided. As an added bonus, participants can wear their mask to the Senior Center’s Mardi Gras lunch on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Planning for Medicare
Thursday, Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m.
This workshop — available in person as well as on Zoom — focuses on Medicare health insurance options outside of employer-sponsored coverage. It will be led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. Among the topics to be covered is Medicare Parts A and B, enrollment timeline, Medigap plans that supplement Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage plans such as HMPs and PPOs, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, and plans and programs available to early retirees such as COBRA.

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