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Senior Snippets, March 22 edition

by | Mar 20, 2023 | 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.

Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Hopkinton Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Mondays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. Anyone looking for transportation for medical appointments or essential shopping should call to learn about transportation options.

Dropped Stitch Knitters and Vintage Quilters
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
For anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, quilting or sewing, both the Dropped Stitch Knitters and Vintage Quilters gather Thursday mornings at the Senior Center to work on projects, learn from others, and help and encourage one another as they work on projects. Both groups are welcoming interested individuals looking to learn, enhance their skills or just join in the fun. To learn more about both of these groups, individuals can stop in for a visit or call the Senior Center.

Fraud Protection Seminar with the FBI
Thursday, March 30, 1 p.m.
This special presentation, hosted by the FBI’s Boston Division, will include important tips to protect individuals from fraud and theft, along with the most common scams happening today and how to avoid becoming a victim. Advance registration is requested by calling the Senior Center.

Hopkinton Senior Center Book Club
First Monday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
One of life’s pleasures is a good book. Another is the time to read it. At these hybrid meetings (in person or Zoom), participants can relax and bring something to drink — all while enjoying book reviews and socializing. On April 3, the book is “Kurt Vonnegut: The Making of a Writer” by Dan Wakefield. On May 6, the book is “West with Giraffes” by Lynda Rutledge.

Repair Cafe with Hopkinton Lions Club
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.-noon
Repair Cafe is a community event where people bring their items that are not quite working right but still too good to throw away, and other community members help repair them. There is no charge unless replacement parts are needed. Similar events have been held in more than two dozen towns across Massachusetts in recent years, including Hopkinton last year. Anyone with an item in need of repair or who enjoys fixing things and is interested in being a volunteer should contact the Senior Center. Volunteers are being sought to help with knife sharpening, general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, mending and small appliance repair, to name a few things.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, April 6, 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 info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

Six Pillars of Brain Health
Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m.
Participants will learn about the six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle, share brain-boosting activities and be inspired by others. This session is a good overview for anyone interested in improving their brain health and will provide actionable steps people can take along with resources to learn more. Advance registration is requested by calling the Senior Center.

MCOA Walk Massachusetts Challenge
Walking consistently has numerous physical and mental health benefits. Regardless of how far or fast one walks, whether an individual uses a cane or a walker, remaining active is key to aging well and living independently. Walking is accessible for most people, whether done outside at a local park or indoors and in place on rainy days.

With six challenges, there’s a challenge for everyone. The only competition is one’s self: to be better than yesterday. Individuals who meet milestones are entered to win up to a $50 gift card. For each person who completes their challenge, the Hopkinton Senior Center is entered to win up to $1,000 for future programming. The more each person walks, the more everyone wins. Registration can be found at walkmachallenge.com or by calling the Senior Center. Participants will choose a challenge and track their walking during the period between May 1 and Oct. 31.

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