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.
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more.
Help Make Hopkinton Dementia Friendly
Wednesday May 18, 4-5:30 p.m., at Hopkinton Public Library
Wednesday, June 1, 3:30-5 p.m., at Fairview Estates
Participants can turn their new understanding of dementia into practical action that can help someone with dementia living in the community. Actions can be as big or as small as one chooses, because every action counts. This Dementia Friends Information Session is suitable for all ages. Participants will learn the five key messages, the different types and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia. Everybody can help make Hopkinton a safer and supportive community for people with dementia. Reserve a seat by calling the Hopkinton Senior Center.
Plant and Book Sale
Friday, May 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon
The Friends of Hopkinton Seniors are excited to host their annual Plant and Book Sale. A large variety of vegetables, flowers and plants grown and donated by greenhouse volunteers will be available at rock-bottom prices. Seeds have been started for over a dozen varieties of tomato plants including heirlooms. There also will be a wide selection of gardening books as well as cookbooks, children’s books, antique books, DVDs, CDs and so much more.
Cultural Conversations: Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
Wednesday, May 25, 10-11 a.m. (virtual)
Welcome to Mount Moriah! Attendees will see the Western Wall from an unusual angle, Al-Aqsa mosque, the Golden Dome and the Golden Gate (Gate of Mercy), where Jesus entered the city on multiple occasions. The discussion will center on Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions on the mountain and see the strong connection between the three Abrahamic faiths.
Walk Massachusetts Challenge
Register for the annual Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) Walk Massachusetts Challenge. The challenge runs May 1 to Oct. 31 and is open to community members 5 years and older. Each participant chooses from one of four predetermined walking challenges based on distance or frequency. Individuals who complete the challenge receive raffle prizes for themselves and their Council on Aging. Participants can choose their challenge based on their walking abilities, or challenge themselves to reach a higher goal. To learn more, call the Senior Center or sign up directly at walkmachallenge.com.