Senior Snippets, May 5 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.

    Transportation Program
    The Senior Center has been awarded a generous grant from the Massachusetts Area Planning Council in partnership with MassDevelopment to provide much needed transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping needs such as prescription pickups and grocery shopping utilizing taxi companies. Residents 60 and older, veterans and individuals who are homebound due to a disability can call the Senior Center Outreach Department (508-497-9730, ext. 1615) at least three business days in advance of an appointment for assistance in scheduling a ride Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Strict safety guidelines are followed for sanitizing cabs, and mask wearing is required by both driver and passenger. This program will operate as funding permits. Rides are limited to twice a week. Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive or is awaiting test results may not use the program.

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

    Fashion and the First Lady
    Friday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.
    During the course of history, America’s first ladies have been watched, admired, copied, sometimes criticized and followed for their fashion and style. This presentation will look at the clothing and accessories worn by the presidents’ wives, from the earliest first lady to the current president’s wife, Jill Biden. Call the Senior Center to register.

    Medication Drop-Off Box
    Friday, May 14
    The Hopkinton Police Department will be at the Senior Center to collect unwanted or expired medications. Due to COVID restrictions, this will be offered as a drive-through program in the parking lot, under the tent. Participants may drive through or stop and have a conversation with the officer covering. No sharps will be collected at the Senior Center, but they may be deposited in the needle box at the Police Station.

    Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup
    Friday, May 14, 12:30 p.m.
    Attorney Philip Benjamin from the Framingham law firm Benjamin & White, P.C. will discuss “Taking Control of Your Future: A Legal Checkup.” The program will focus on essential aspects of estate planning, including wills, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, trusts, documents for end of life decision-making, issues related to one’s home and generally how to ensure wishes are carried out. The program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Register by calling the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

    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.

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