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.
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Items available include dishes, jewelry, home goods, kitchenware, games, children’s toys, greeting cards and more.
Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested can call the Senior Center to learn more.
Knitted hats with Jenny
Wednesdays, 1 p.m., starting Oct. 5
Participants will learn how to create the perfect winter hat. There is a one-time materials fee of $5, which includes one plastic loom and yarn. Call for registration.
Our Time Memory Café
Thursday, Oct. 6, 1-2 p.m.
This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, as well as their care partner, family and friends. The café is a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. This is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-9730 or email email@example.com.
Celebrating Audiology Awareness Month
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1 p.m.
In honor of Audiology Awareness Month, the Senior Center is hosting a free informational session with Darcy Repucci, a licensed audiologist and owner of Hopkinton Audiology. Her lecture will focus on explaining how to read an audiogram, the different types of hearing loss, and the styles of hearing aids and technology available. She also will answer any hearing-related questions. Pre-registration is requested for this program.
Staying in Control
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m.
Seniors should make sure they have the people in place (through power of attorney and health care proxy) to help with things if they become incapacitated, and that they have made it clear how they want things to be handled if they can’t handle them. Elder law attorney Arthur Bergeron will present the horror stories and the ways to prevent them. Pre-registration is requested for this program.