Senior Snippets, June 2 edition

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    The Hopkinton Senior Center staff continues to be available to seniors and residents during this pandemic. Call 508-497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com.

    Lunch Program
    The Senior Center has a limited takeout lunch program (Tuesday-Friday) 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. 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.

    Exercise Classes via Zoom
    Call to register
    Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
    Zumba, Mondays, 2 p.m.
    Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
    Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
    Barre, Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
    Boot camp, Thursdays, 2 p.m.

    8 Keys to Living a Meaningful and Enjoyable Retirement Life
    Friday, June 4, 12:30 p.m.
    Henry Quinlan will discuss the four important issues in retirement: loss of identity, loneliness, depression and boredom. This talk offers proven responses to these issues. It proceeds with a review of a recent study by Columbia University that lays out the “Eight Keys to Living a Meaningful and Enjoyable Retirement Life.” Call the Senior Center to register.

    Evolution of the Wedding Gown
    Friday, June 11, 12:30 p.m.
    Enter the world of brides from the past and learn about what they wore during their first day of marriage. The discussion will include celebrity and royal weddings, as well as those of the less famous. Vintage videos will help to bring these weddings to life. Participants should call the Senior Center for the call-in number or Zoom meeting invitation link.

    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.