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Video: Memory Cafe Returns to Hopkinton Public Library September 11th

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"The Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Library will be hosting another Our Time Memory Cafe’ event Tuesday,
September 11th, 1-3 at the Hopkinton Library, 13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA. The event is offered for those in Hopkinton and surrounding areas living with forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment, or dementia and their caregiver, family, and friends.
For more info, or to RSVP call 508 497 0108."

Video: Our Time Memory Cafe at Hopkinton Public Library Tuesday, August 14th 1-3pm

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, the Hopkinton Senior Center in partnership with the Hopkinton Public Library will be hosting "Our Time Memory Cafe" at the Hopkinton Public Library located on 13 Main Street. Upcoming events include, August 14th and September 11th.

Video: Down Syndrome Advocate, Marla Murasko speaks about State House Visit and New Book

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Marla Murasko stopped by the HCAM studios to speak about her and her Sons State House visit during "Massachusetts Down Syndrome Advocacy Day" and her new book "Adventures with a Special Traveler". Marla's 11 year old son, Jacob was diagnosed with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect.

Video: Hopkinton Senior Center Presents "Our Time Memory Cafe"

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1-3pm, the Hopkinton Senior Center in partnership with the Hopkinton Public Library will be hosting "Our Time Memory Cafe" at the Hopkinton Public Library. Upcoming events include June 12th, July 10th, August 14th and September 11th. "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 monthly events are free, offering conversation and refreshments in a relaxing atmosphere.

Board of Health Passes Plastic Bag Ban and Increases Tobacco Age

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On Monday Night, the Hopkinton Board of Health hosted two Public Hearings. The first public hearing was "to consider adoption of a reduction in Single-Use plastic check out bags." The regulation bans single-use plastic check-out bags at any retail or grocery store within the town of Hopkinton. After no protest at the Public Hearing, the Board of Health voted unanimously to pass the regulation. The Board of Health will be the enforcing authority to ensure that all retail and grocery store businesses within Hopkinton comply with the regulation.

Project Abbie Update

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Project Abbie won the HubMadness 2018 competition for the most innovative technology idea in Boston tech! Thank you for your support and voting over the last week!

Project Abbie, at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute, has made incredible progress! The team is working in conjunction with Boston Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dementia Conversations - Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning at Senior Center 3/21

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DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS- Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about: Deciding when to stop driving, Going to the doctor, Making legal and financial plans.

Tuesday March 21st 10:30am-Noon
Hopkinton Senior Center - 28 Mayhew St.
Presented by: Denise Thomas - Alzheimer's Association.
1-800-272-3900
www.alz.org

Too much medicine?

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Does more medical care lead to better health? For most of us, the answer to that question would be yes. Annual check-ups and screenings are intended to catch problems early, when they are most treatable.

Recent research, however, is showing that many medical tests and procedures are unnecessary and in some cases, can cause harm. Increasingly, more physicians are wary about the problems caused by ‘too much medicine.”

Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training for Women ONLY

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R.A.D. is an internationally taught realistic hands on self defense training class specifically designed for women (15 hours)

 The program teaches and emphasizes awareness, avoidance and physical self defense with the tools we possess with us at all times (hands, feet, elbows, knees, head, etc…)

 All ages, sizes and physical capabilities are welcome (ages 14, 15 or 16; parental waiver will be needed – 13 and under is too young for this class)

 The class is sponsored by the Hopkinton Police Department and free of charge  Manuals are provided

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First Look: A New Episode of Physician Focus

Airing tonight, December 5 on HCAM-TV at 8:30 PM, learn all about superbugs on Physician Focus. Check out the preview below!

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