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 Senior Center will be closed to the public from July 3-7.
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).
Cultural Conversations: Helsinki Walking Tour
Monday, July 10, 2-3 p.m.
On this live, virtual walking tour, participants will explore Finland’s capital, Helsinki, viewing the most common areas at the center of this Nordic city, such as the Helsinki Cathedral, the Orthodox Church, the city market square Kauppatori, the Finnish parliament, and the National Museum. There will be a discussion about the historical significance, local culture, foods and more. Those interested should call for the Zoom link.
Senior Center Book Club
Thursday, July 13, 10:30 a.m.
One of life’s pleasures is a good book. Another is the time to read it. At this meeting, attendees can relax and bring something to drink, all while enjoying book reviews and socializing. The July book of the month is “The Man Who Died Twice” by Richard Osman.
Narcan Training and Community Harm Reduction
Wednesday, July 12, 1 p.m., and Wednesday, July 19, 1 p.m.
Public Health Nurse Simone Carter is hosting two separate Narcan trainings at the Senior Center in July (individuals only need to attend once). Attendees will learn how to recognize and react to an overdose situation and when and how to administer Narcan, a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and save lives. Opioids are a class of drugs that include illegal drugs but also can include pain-relief prescription medications found in many household medicine cabinets. Advance registration is requested.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, July 13, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, along with their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, have social 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 email@example.com.