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Senior Snippets, June 26 edition

by | Jun 26, 2024 | 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.

Schedule update
The Senior Center will be closed to the public from Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 5, for annual summer cleaning and in observance of Independence Day.

Ellis Island
Thursday, June 27, 1 p.m.
Attendees will learn about the history of Ellis Island, other inspection sites and a history of immigration to our country. This program will cover the history of Ellis Island from 1630-2012, including who was processed at Ellis Island, what that involved, and how the legislation of immigration affected Ellis Island.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, July 11, 1 p.m.
This program is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. It’s a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships, usually with live music and refreshments. This is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register call 508-497-9730 or email info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
Mondays, July 15 to Aug. 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Outreach coordinators Kim and Julia are back to teach a new class this summer — the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, a participant education program developed by Stanford University. Participants are adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and diabetes. This program helps to give people the tools and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with a chronic health condition. The overall goal is to enable participants to build self-confidence to assume an active role in maintaining their health and managing their chronic health conditions. This workshop will be conducted over six sessions, meeting weekly for two hours per session. Those interested should make sure they can commit to all six Mondays before signing up. Space is limited. When registering over the phone, ask for Kim or Julia.

Protect Social Security — You Earned It!
Thursday, July 18, 1 p.m.
In this election year, AARP is fighting to get candidates, regardless of party, to offer solutions for protecting hard-earned Social Security. In this interactive community conversation presented by AARP, attendees will learn how Social Security is funded and about the future health and stability of the program. Individuals also will learn how to help protect Social Security for the hard-working Americans who have earned it, in part by electing candidates who will listen to seniors’ struggles — and pass helpful, common-sense solutions. Those interested should call to register.

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