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Senior Snippets, July 20 edition

by | Jul 19, 2022 | 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.

Thrift Store
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. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more.

Exercise Classes
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.
Joy of movement, Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m.
Zumba plus toning, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)

Helping Your Kids (and Grandkids)
Wednesday, July 27, 1 p.m.
Many seniors want to help their grandchildren get through college while not affecting their potential college financial aid. Some want to help a child or grandchild who has special needs while not disqualifying them from government programs. In this seminar, elder law attorney Arthur Bergeron helps parents and grandparents figure out how to help without hurting.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, Aug. 4, 1-2 p.m.
This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, as well as their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is 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 508-497-0108 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

Repair Cafe 2022 — Volunteers Needed
Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-noon
Many people have items that don’t work quite right — tables with wobbly legs, scissors or garden tools that no longer cut very well, lamps with balky switches, and so on — and they either put up with the annoyance or wind up throwing out perfectly usable and fixable items. The Senior Center is hosting its first Repair Cafe, a community event where people bring their not-quite-working-right but too-good-to-throw-away items, and other community members help repair them. Organizers are looking for those who are handy and enjoy fixing things to volunteer to help out with general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, sharpening of garden tools/scissors/kitchen knives, simple sewing and mending, appliance repair (e.g., can openers, hair dryers), etc. Call to learn more.

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