Senior Snippets, Oct. 13 edition

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    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.

    Thrift Store
    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 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.

    Lunch Program
    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.

    Exercise Classes
    All classes now 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)

    Bewitched: Styles During Time of Salem Witch Trials
    Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m.
    Discover what the folks of Salem were wearing during the 1690s and how their styles differed from clothes worn by the people of Europe and other areas. Attendees will explore the various aspects of dress for men and women of that time, while viewing images and movie clips to supplement the discussion.

    Leaving a Legacy: Telling Your Life Story
    Thursday, Nov. 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    This exciting free workshop is presented by Faith and Family Hospice. Each participant will receive a beautifully bound journal filled with unique questions to encourage reminiscing about the good ol’ days and help record those precious moments in time. Participants will fill the pages with stories from their past to share with generations to come. Registration is required to ensure there are enough materials for each participant.

    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 info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

    TED Talks
    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.