Hopkinton, MA
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Senior Snippets, June 16 edition

by | Jun 14, 2021 | Featured

Welcome back to the Hopkinton Senior Center. Hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The center is slowly bringing back in-house programs. Anyone with questions about a specific program can call 508-497-9730. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com.

Thrift Store
The thrift store is open. Call for hours of operation.

Lunch Program
The Senior Center has a limited takeout lunch program (Tuesdays-Fridays) for Hopkinton seniors, particularly those who are homebound and/or have relied on the center for their daily main meal in the past. Anyone who knows of a senior who might benefit from this program can call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. The menu is refreshed monthly. The cost is $2 per meal.

Transportation Options for Seniors
The Senior Center 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 Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Strict safety guidelines are followed for sanitizing cabs and buses, and masks are required by both drive and passenger.

Exercise Classes via Zoom
Call to register
Exercise with Linda, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (in person), starting June 21
Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
Zumba, Mondays, 2 p.m.
Stretch class, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. (in person)
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Tai chi, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. (in person)
Barre, Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Boot camp, Thursdays, 2 p.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. (in person), starting June 25
Meditation, alternate Fridays, noon (in person), call for schedule

Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates (virtual)
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 info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

TED Talks
Mondays, 12:30 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. 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 at 508-497-9730.

Books, Books and More Books
Friday, June 25, 12:30 p.m.
Seniors are invited to participate in a book club being held virtually (phone, laptop or iPad) to share what they have been reading and to get reading suggestions. The June book is “Beneath the Scarlet Sky” by Marc Sullivan. Participants should call the Senior Center for the call-in number or Zoom meeting invitation link.