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Senior Snippets, June 14 edition

by | Jun 13, 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.

Take It Outside
For those looking for an excuse to get outside or just a quiet space outside, the Senior Center is home to some beautiful outdoor areas. Individuals can grab a seat on the center’s beautiful patio or gather up a group of friends to use the bocce court, horseshoes, cornhole or outdoor chess table. Guests can stop in anytime during regular business hours to grab the needed equipment for the activity of choice.

Annual Senior Center Art Showcase
June 12-16
The public is invited to stop in and take a walk through the halls to check out some of the amazing artistic talent at the Senior Center. All week long there will be displays of some of the amazing pieces knitters, potters, quilters, loom weavers and others have created in the last year. Artwork will be displayed in the lobby and main hallway during normal business hours.

Librarian Visit
Wednesdays, June 21 and July 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Danielle Cook, Hopkinton’s Adult Services librarian, will be at the Senior Center to provide a variety of library services. Residents can learn about the talking books program, update or renew their library card, check out a book, get help with research or learn about library services available. Danielle also makes a stop at the Hopkinton Housing Authority (100 Davis Road) on the second Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m.-noon.

QPR
Wednesday, June 21, 1-2:30 p.m.
Question, persuade, refer. Clear. Concise. Efficient. Three steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide. This program is for anyone who has ever felt concerned for a loved one but didn’t know how to start the conversation. Whether someone is worried about suicide or just doesn’t know how to ask about someone’s emotional health, QPR gives individuals the skills to start a conversation. QPR is the most widely taught suicide prevention training in the world. Attendees will learn to recognize the warning signs, how to offer hope, and how to get help for someone in a crisis. Advance registration is requested.

AARP Driver Safety Course
Thursday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. This is the nation’s largest driver safety course designed specially for drivers 50 and older. Attendees will review current laws, defensive driving techniques and how to safely drive in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. AARP membership is not mandatory, and no road tests are required to pass this course. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. There will be a break for lunch (which is not included in the cost).

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