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Senior Snippets, Nov. 22 edition

by | Nov 21, 2023 | 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.

State Rep. Arena-DeRosa Office Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.
Community members are invited to stop in to speak with and ask questions of James Arena-DeRosa at the Senior Center.

QPR Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m.
Question, persuade, refer. Clear. Concise. Efficient. Three steps anyone can learn to prevent suicide. This program is for anyone who has ever felt concerned for a loved one but didn’t know how to start the conversation. Whether someone is worried about suicide or just doesn’t know how to ask about someone’s emotional health, QPR gives individuals the skills to start a conversation. QPR is the most widely taught suicide prevention training in the world. Attendees will learn to recognize the warning signs, how to offer hope, and how to get help for someone in a crisis.

Aging in Place
Part 2: Thursday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m.
So many seniors today are living longer than generations before. It’s called the Longevity Dividend, as it’s the best gift one can get. This two-part series will have individuals make the most of that gift. The first session explores the attitudes and behaviors that may be holding one back from having a truly fulfilling and happy retirement. The second session helps devise a plan to make that a reality. This is all from information based on the latest research by psychologists and gerontologists. Attendees will find out not just how to live longer but also how to make these extra years really count.

Senior Center Book Club
First Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
One of life’s pleasures is a good book. Another is the time to read it. At this meeting, attendees can relax and bring something to drink, all while enjoying book reviews and socializing. The next book club meeting is Dec. 6, and the book is “Where the Forest Meets the Stars” by Glendy Vanderah.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, along with their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, have social 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 the Senior Center.

Tracking Priorities on iPhone/iPad
Thursday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
This beginner course introduces iPhone and iPad users to methods for keeping track of different priorities, tasks and events using the Notes, Reminders and Calendar apps. This class also covers Siri, the iPhone’s virtual assistant. Advance registration is requested.

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