What age do I have to be to participate in Senior Center activities?
Programs and trips are for Hopkinton residents age 60+, however we welcome non-residents and younger adults to take advantage of some of our programs as space allows. To check out our activities you may download a copy of our Hilltopper newsletter which is mailed directly to residents 60+. (You may also request to receive the newsletter via email if you desire by calling 508-497-9730)
Do I need to join the Senior Center in order to participate in activities?
You do not have to join or pay dues to participate in activities at the Senior Center, however some events and programs may have a fee to help cover expenses or require you to sign up in advance. Please call if you have any questions - 508 497-9730.
What is the membership form on the back of the Hilltopper Newsletter for?
Membership to the Friends of the Hopkinton Senior Citizens, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, is optional. Monies raised by the Friends is used to cover expenses not covered in the Town budget, especially the nutrition and transportation programs.
If I leave my parent at the Senior Center, will someone keep an eye on him/her? Are seniors supervised at all times?
Our activities and programs are designed for physically and/or mentally active seniors. We are not staffed to assist and stay with any one individual, but we welcome aides or family members who accompany seniors who need assistance.
Our Outreach Coordinators can also advise you on home or adult day care programs and/or help you assess the needs of a parent or other senior.
Is the Hopkinton Senior Center limited to Hopkinton residents only?
All seniors are welcome at the Hopkinton Senior Center. However, some programs and activities may be restricted to Hopkinton Seniors first with all others placed on a waiting list if necessary. (Some events sponsored by local clubs or town departments are limited to only Hopkinton Seniors, such as the Southborough Rod & Gun Club's annual senior dinner, and the Holiday Party sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Association.)
Somebody told me I can have my taxes done at no cost. Is this true?
We have AARP volunteers trained in tax preparation available in February and March by appointment for low and moderate income households only. These AARP tax prep volunteers cannot handle businesses, rental properties, estates, etc. Call the Senior Center (508-497-9730) in late January to schedule an appointment.
Do you have a food pantry available?
The local Food Pantry is located at Project Just Because, 77 South Street, Hopkinton, MA. Additionally Project Just Because can be reached at 508-435-6511. For more information about Project Just Because, please visit Project Just Because or contact an Outreach Coordinator at the Senior Center (508-497-9730) for assistance.
Is someone available to answer my questions concerning health insurance and prescriptions?
The Hopkinton Senior Center has a certified SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) Counselor on site every Tuesday between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.Please contact the Senior Center at 508-497-9730 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
I am interested in subsidized Senior Housing.Where do I go to apply?
The Hopkinton Housing Authority is located at 100 Davis Road in Hopkinton. You can call reach their offices at 508-435-6022.