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 thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more.
Cultural Conversations: Guided Tour of Persia
Wednesday, July 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (virtual)
Participants will travel back in time to learn about the history, culture and architecture of ancient Persia in addition to modern-day Iran. The presentation includes stories and information about the cities of Tehran, Shiraz, Yazd and Isfahan, just to name a few.
Art Appreciation: Early New England Seascapes
Thursday, July 21, 1-2 p.m.
Attendees will enjoy a selection of images by several prominent American artists, including Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, and increase their understanding of all that goes into the creation of an effective seascape painting.
Helping Your Kids (and Grandkids)
Wednesday, July 27, 1 p.m.
Many seniors want to help their grandchildren get through college while not affecting their potential college financial aid. Some want to help a child or grandchild who has special needs while not disqualifying them from government programs. In this seminar, elder law attorney Arthur Bergeron helps parents and grandparents figure out how to help without hurting.
Repair Cafe 2022 — Volunteers Needed
Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-noon
Many people have items that don’t work quite right — tables with wobbly legs, scissors or garden tools that no longer cut very well, lamps with balky switches, and so on — and they either put up with the annoyance or wind up throwing out perfectly usable and fixable items. The Senior Center is hosting its first Repair Cafe, a community event where people bring their not-quite-working-right but too-good-to-throw-away items, and other community members help repair them. Organizers are looking for those who are handy and enjoy fixing things to volunteer to help out with general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, sharpening of garden tools/scissors/kitchen knives, simple sewing and mending, appliance repair (e.g., can openers, hair dryers), etc. Call to learn more.