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 check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or 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.
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents.
The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping, utilizing grants and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) programs. Individuals aged 60 and older, veterans or those homebound due to a disability should call the Outreach Department at the Senior Center at least three business days in advance of the desired day of travel at 508-497-9730, ext. 1615, for assistance in scheduling a ride.
Meals are back in person at the Senior Center. Individuals should call to sign up at least two days in advance. The cost is $5 per meal, or a pre-purchased ticket for five meals is $20. The Senior Center website has the full lunch menu.
All classes now are in person, and due to generous support from Friends of Hopkinton Seniors Inc., fitness classes are free in January and February
Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
Exercise with Linda, Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
Stretch class, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Zumba, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Balance & Flexibility, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Tai chi, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Zumba, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)
Art Appreciation: Famous Impressions
Thursday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
This presentation will focus on some of the world’s most famous impressionist artists, including Monet, Renoir and Degas, addressing what they believed, how they worked and how their creations stirred the art world, inspiring so many artists and individuals who followed — especially the post-impressionists.
Rubber Duck Soap Craft Class
Monday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m.
Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin-based soap. The process doesn’t involve traditional soap-making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap is slightly cooled, participants will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional) and one’s choice of a variety of rubber duckies to embellish and decorate. The cost is $8 per person. Space is limited.
Cultural Conversations: Easter Island: Myth and Reality
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. (virtual)
Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world, full of enigmas and mysteries. Attendees will discover the secrets of its famous statues and the people that carved them in this journey through the history of this island and the rich culture that developed in isolation. Call the Senior Center for the link.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences with others going through similar changes, and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. The program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-0108 or email email@example.com.
Mondays, 12:30 p.m. (offered live and virtual)
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. The Outreach Program at the Senior Center will have casual TED Talks group meetings over Zoom for one hour every Monday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will consist of viewing a video and then discussing it. The program is free. Register by calling the Senior Center.