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.
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.
Help Make Hopkinton Dementia Friendly
Wednesday, June 1, 3:30-5 p.m., at Fairview Estates
Participants can turn their new understanding of dementia into practical action that can help someone with dementia living in the community. Actions can be as big or as small as one chooses, because every action counts. This Dementia Friends information session is suitable for all ages. Participants will learn the five key messages, the different types and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. Everybody can help make Hopkinton a safer and supportive community for people with dementia. Reserve a seat by calling the Hopkinton Senior Center.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, June 2, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Movie Matinee
Monday, June 6
The afternoon will feature a viewing of “Gen Silent,” a documentary that chronicles the lives of six older adults living in the Greater Boston area as they discuss their challenges, fears, hopes and struggles for equality. A guided discussion will follow.
J.M.W. Turner: The Pride of Great Britain
Thursday, June 16, 1-2 p.m.
J.M.W. Turner is one of Great Britain’s most controversial and beloved 19th century painters. Participants will explore his light-infused images with bright colors and unusual brushwork, which were a mystery to many of those around him and a powerful inspiration to those who followed.
Antarctica and its Penguins
Thursday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (virtual program)
Antarctica is known as the coldest, windiest and driest continent in the world. It also is home to many of the world’s penguin species. Attendees will learn all about these incredible birds while also visiting Antarctica and Patagonia in this exciting armchair lecture.