Senior Snippets, March 24 edition

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    The Hopkinton Senior Center staff continues to be available to seniors and residents during this pandemic. Call 508-497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com.

    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.

    Sleeping Well — Tips For a Better Sleep
    Friday, March 26, 12:30 p.m.
    Robb Webb from the MetroWest Sleep Disorders Lab will talk about the causes of sleep difficulties, treatments/procedures and how to identify them, helping people get back on track with a healthier life. Pre-registration requested.

    Raptor Tales of Shrewsbury
    Friday, April 2, 12:30 p.m.
    Licensed wildlife rehabilitator Jessica Zorge specializes in helping raptors — owls, hawks, falcons and eagles — also known as birds of prey. She also is a licensed raptor educator and volunteers her time with local schools to educate students and the general public about these amazing birds.

    Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory
    Friday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.
    Based on his award-winning book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It,” Dr. Andrew Budson will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging, what medications, diets and exercise regimens can help, and the best habits, strategies and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps.

    TED Talks
    Mondays, 12:30 p.m.
    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.

    Medical Equipment
    Durable medical equipment (walkers, bath seats, canes, crutches — but no longer commodes), for Hopkinton residents’ use only, is available to be loaned out free of charge. Wheelchairs, both standard and transport, require a $25 refundable deposit and are limited to two months.

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