Senior Snippets: Senior Center offers online programs

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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.

    The Senior Center will be closed on July 3.

    The Hopkinton Senior Center Outreach Department continues to be available to seniors and residents in town during the pandemic. The department is working with many organizations in town, including the Knights of Columbus, to facilitate food shopping and medical rides. Outreach can be reached by phoning the Senior Center at (508) 497-9730 and leaving a message.

    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.

    Lunch Program
    The Senior Center, partially funded by a grant from the MetroWest Health Foundation, has begun 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.

    Caregiver Virtual Support Group
    Fridays, July 10 and 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Are you caring for a parent, spouse or partner or a close friend? Are you overwhelmed and isolated? The Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for learning and a space for sharing your concerns with others who face similar challenges.

    Our Time Memory Cafe (Virtual Offering)
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    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.

    Non-Financial Planning for Retirement Post Coronavirus
    Friday, July 10, 12:30 p.m.
    Your non-financial retirement plan must incorporate lessons learned from our coronavirus experiences, such as how to deal with uncertainty, how to improve social networking skills, questions to ask while making travel plans, plus much more. Presented by Henry Quinlan, author of an upcoming book titled “How to Build Your Emotional Pension in a Post-Coronavirus Era.” He is a semi-retired book publisher. Pre-registration is required. This program will be offered live through Zoom.

    Recipe Swap
    Friday, July 24, 12:30 p.m.
    Grab your favorite recipes to share with your friends. During quarantine we are all looking for recipes to spice up our daily meals. This program is facilitated by Marlene Troupes, outreach coordinator for the Senior Center. Pre-registration is required. This presentation will be offered live through Zoom.

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