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Senior Snippets, Jan. 25 edition

by | Jan 22, 2023 | 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.

Transportation programs
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the center as well as local shopping Mondays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. Those looking for transportation for medical appointments or essential shopping should call to learn about options at least three business days prior to the desired day of travel.

Exercise classes
Fitness classes are free through January and February to encourage residents to start the new year on the right foot. For a full list of classes, check the Senior Center newsletter.

TED Talks discussion group
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
In 1984, TED Talks were created to bring technology, entertainment and design information to the curious and open-minded public. These videos cover a wide array of subjects and always lead to lively discussion and conversation. Casual TED Talks group meetings are held either in-person or over Zoom every Monday for one hour. Attendees will view one of these videos and follow with a discussion. The program is free. Register by calling the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

Falls prevention clinic
Thursday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Hopkinton EMS team will provide free assessments and education on preventing falls and injury. There will be free screenings with a nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist and podiatrist along with practical tips for safety. Followup will be available through the Community EMS program, as well as a home safety check and referral to a primary care physician if indicated. To register, call 508-521-8829.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Monday, Feb. 2, 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.

AARP income tax assistance
Tuesdays beginning in February
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. 7 and continue each Tuesday through the end of March. For more information or to register, call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

Valentine’s Day cookie decorating
Monday, Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m.
The Senior Center will provide the cookies and all the decorations for participants to take home a sweet treat. Advance registration is required.

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