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 check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or 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 Options for Seniors
The Senior Center recently hired an additional van driver, which means it now is offering transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents.
The Senior Center can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping, utilizing grants and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) programs. Individuals aged 60 and older, veterans or those homebound due to a disability should call the Outreach Department at the Senior Center at least three business days in advance of the desired day of travel at 508-497-9730, ext. 1615, for assistance in scheduling a ride Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Meals are back to being in person at the Senior Center. Call to sign up at least two days in advance. Cost is $5 per meal, or pre-purchase a ticket for five meals for $20.
All classes are in-person
Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
Exercise with Linda, Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
Stretch class, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Zumba, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Balance & Flexibility, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Tai chi, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Zumba, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m.
Certified laughter yoga master trainer Linda Hamaker of Let’s Laugh Today will show participants how to bring more laughter into their lives without using comedy, jokes or humor. This unique exercise of laughter and clapping combined with gentle breathing brings more oxygen to the body’s cells. This oxygen boost gives enhanced vitality, energy and a feeling of real well-being. Any age and any level of physical ability can participate in this uplifting experience. Participants can sit or stand — there are no fancy poses.
Friends of Senior Center Annual Christmas Sale
Friday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-noon
Those looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping can stop by the Senior Center and check out silent auction items, handmade goods and much more. Proceeds go to the Friends of Hopkinton Seniors, an organization that helps support nutrition, transportation and other programming needs for the Senior Center.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates
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 email@example.com.
Mondays, 12:30 p.m. (offered live and virtual)
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.
‘Keep Movin’ with the Senior Center
Second and fourth Friday of each month, 10 a.m. (HCAM)
This half-hour show features a wide variety of community resources and up-to-date information on what’s happening at the Senior Center.