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Senior Snippets, May 15 edition

by | May 13, 2024 | 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.

Bike Ride With Don
Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m.
Volunteer Don Wolf will lead an afternoon group bike ride along the Charles River Trail. The group will meet at the bike path parking lot on Cedar Street (Route 85) in Milford at 12:45 p.m. for the 1 p.m. ride. Participants should bring their own bikes, helmets and water, and dress according to the weather. Advance registration is required.

Hikes With Lisa
Friday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.
This month’s hike will take place in Hopedale Park. This hike is approximately 3.3 miles, easy to moderate, with some hilly terrain. Lunch will follow at Taqueria La Estrella in Milford (meal cost not included). Hikes with Lisa will be at a different location on the third Friday of each month. Participants can ride with the group from the Senior Center or take their own car and meet there. Advance registration is required.

‘Viva l’anarchia’: The Sacco-Vanzetti Case
Wednesday, May 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
This presentation by historian Christopher Daley chronicles the true saga of two Italian anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Attendees will hear the story about the 1920 robberies in Bridgewater and Braintree, the arrests, charges and convictions of the pair during their world-famous trial at the Dedham courthouse, and the motions and appeals for a new trial, all of which were denied. Their sentencing and execution was followed by worldwide protests and demonstrations. “Viva l’anarchia” contains many rare and unpublished photographs of all the major players in the case, the robbery locations, the courthouse, the worldwide demonstrations, Charlestown State Prison and the funeral procession down Hanover Street in Boston.

Stress Management with Pearls of Wisdom
Thursday, May 30, 1 p.m.
Stress is the number one enemy of aging, both mentally and physically. Participants will learn the effects of stress on their overall health. They will learn to identify stressors and manage them in their daily lives. Stress busters include: attitude of gratitude, adaptability, lifelong learning and meditation.

Our Time Memory Cafe at the Senior Center
Thursday, June 6, 1 p.m.
This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. Live music and refreshments usually are offered. This is a joint venture between Senior Services and the Hopkinton Public Library. For more information, call the Senior Center.

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