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.
Mat Yoga With Crystal
Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m.
Yoga provides individuals with many tools, including building better self-awareness, as they aim for better mobility and balance in their practice on and off the mat. As participants explore their bodies through poses and mindful movement, they learn to be more present with themselves and the world around them. The Senior Center has extra blocks and mats for participants to use, or they can bring their own.
AARP Clutter Program: Decluttering and Downsizing
Thursday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m.
Individuals spend a lifetime accumulating treasures, trinkets and memories. But having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or getting health care into their homes. This engaging presentation explores why stuff is so important for some people and teaches practical, easy-to-follow tips on downsizing and decluttering.
Aging in Place
Thursday, Oct. 19, 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 (which was held Sept. 28) 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.
Halloween Magic Show
Monday, Oct. 23, 6-7 p.m.
Teens and adults are invited to join the Hopkinton Public Library and Hopkinton Senior Services for an engaging night of Halloween mind-reading magic courtesy of Greg Dwyer at the Senior Center. This evening of spine-tingling enchantment will linger in attendees’ thoughts long after the Halloween moon sets. Participants should prepare to have their minds read, their beliefs shattered and their imaginations pushed to their limits.
Managing Money and Finances for Caregivers
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
This free program by the Alzheimer’s Association will help caregivers learn about the costs of caregiving and the benefits of early planning, teach them how to avoid financial abuse and fraud, start a conversation about finances, assess financial and legal needs, and find support.
Halloween Costume Party Featuring the Elderly Brothers
Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 p.m.
Attendees will get into the spooky spirit with sweet treats, live music and tons of Halloween fun. Costumes are welcome. Advance registration is required.