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.
Cultural Conversations: Budapest’s City Center and Parliament Square
Wednesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m.
Participants will enjoy a virtual walk around the surroundings of the Hungarian Parliament, with a discussion of important events in Hungary’s history. From construction in the late 1800s to the current day, attendees will learn how this building still is an important part of Hungarian life today. Then there will be visits to memorials honoring the memories of those lost during World War I and World War II. There also will be a view of the Danube and the Castle District to gain a true appreciation for the city of Budapest. Call the Senior Center for the Zoom link.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.