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Senior Snippets, May 19 edition

by | May 18, 2021 | Featured

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.

Dial-A-Ride Now Available for Hopkinton Seniors
The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) now offers Dial-A-Ride to residents of Hopkinton aged 65 years and older, or under 65 years of age with a disability. This service is Monday through Friday. Some qualification restrictions may apply. For more information, call the MWRTA call center at 508-820-4650 or to fill out an application call the Senior Center outreach coordinator at 508-497-9730.

Exercise Classes via Zoom
Call to register
Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
Zumba, Mondays, 2 p.m.
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Barre, Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
Boot camp, Thursdays, 2 p.m.

Organic Gardening for Everyone
Friday, May 28, 12:30 p.m.
This presentation from certified organic landscape professional and lecturer John Root provides practical advice and inspiration to gardeners of all ages and physical conditions on growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers organically. Call the Senior Center to register.

8 Keys to Living a Meaningful and Enjoyable Retirement Life
Friday, June 4, 12:30 p.m.
Henry Quinlan will discuss the four important issues in retirement: loss of identity, loneliness, depression and boredom. This talk offers proven responses to these issues. It proceeds with a review of a recent study by Columbia University that lays out the “Eight Keys to Living a Meaningful and Enjoyable Retirement Life.” Call the Senior Center to register.

Books, Books and More Books
Friday, June 18, 12:30 p.m.
Seniors are invited to participate in a book club being held virtually (phone, laptop or iPad) to share what they have been reading and to get reading suggestions. Participants should call the Senior Center for the call-in number or Zoom meeting invitation link.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates (virtual)
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share 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.

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.