Senior Snippets, June 30 edition

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    Beautiful Butterflies
    Friday, July 16, 12:30 p.m. (virtual)
    From the large eastern tiger swallowtail and colorful monarch to the tiny spring azure, there is a huge range of size, color and patterns in local butterfly species. Find out more about local butterflies and what brings them to our neighborhoods. Presenter Joy Marzolf takes us on a beautiful virtual tour of this amazing country. Prior to founding her company, The Joys of Nature, she was a naturalist and educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. Register by calling the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

    Exercise Classes
    Zoom unless noted; call to register
    Exercise with Linda, Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (in person)
    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)
    Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (in person), call for schedule

    Our Time Memory Cafe
    Call for dates (currently virtual, possibly in person in July)
    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. (Zoom)
    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, July 23, 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. July is a reader’s choice, where participants can share their favorite book. Those interested should contact the Senior Center for the call-in number or Zoom meeting invitation link and to find out if there will be an in-person option.