Senior Snippets, Oct. 14 edition

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    The Hopkinton Senior Center remains closed to the public, but the staff remains available to assist residents. 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, partially funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, is running 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. While there are limited quantities, anyone who knows of a senior who might benefit from this program can call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. Cost is $2 per meal.

    Non-Financial Planning for Retirement Post-Coronavirus
    Friday, Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m.
    A non-financial retirement plan must incorporate lessons learned from coronavirus experiences, such as how to deal with uncertainty, how to improve social networking skills, questions to ask while making travel plans plus so much more. This presentation (offered live via Zoom) will be led by Henry Quinlan, author of an upcoming book, “How to Build Your Emotional Pension In a Post Coronavirus Era.”  Pre-registration is required.

    Calling all Jigsaw Puzzlers
    Monday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    For those who are tired of the same puzzles and would like a new one, the Senior Center is offering a puzzle pickup day. Participants should pre-register so the center can make sure to have the correct number of puzzles to share. Puzzle donations are welcome.

    Meditation & Movement Class With Jeanne Friswell
    Friday, Oct. 23, noon
    This class will be held outside, on the center’s back patio, so call ahead if concerned about the weather. Class size is limited to nine. Social distancing and masks are required, and a health checklist must be signed in advance. Pre-registration is required.

    Halloween Happenings
    Monday, Oct. 26, noon
    Trick-or-treating returns to the Senior Center. Seniors are invited to stop by in their costumes for a socially distanced photo op and pick up a slice of apple crisp and a Boy Scout-decorated pumpkin. Participants are asked to pre-register by Oct. 16 so the center can have each person’s apple crisp and pumpkin ready. Photos might be featured on the Senior Center Facebook page.

    Trivia
    Friday, Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m.
    Participants will test their knowledge of music, history, current events and so much more. A list of questions will be created by the Council on Aging staff. The trivia champion will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Hilltopper. Pre-registration is required by calling the Senior Center at 508 497-9730.

    Our Time Memory Cafe
    Call for dates (Virtual)
    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.

    Stretch Class With Dr. Binh
    Tuesdays, 9-9:30 a.m.
    This class will be held outside, on the center’s back patio, so call ahead if concerned about the weather. Class size is limited to nine. Social distancing and masks are required, and a health checklist must be signed in advance. Pre-registration is required.

    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.

    Medical Equipment
    Durable medical equipment (walkers, bath seats, canes, crutches — but no longer commodes), for Hopkinton residents’ use only, is available to be loaned out free of charge. Wheelchairs, both standard and transport, require a $25 refundable deposit and are limited to two months.

     

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