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Community Notice: EEE Risk Raised to Critical

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) has raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Upton, Westborough, Framingham, Marlborough, Millbury, Northborough and Sutton to Critical. With the Critical Risk designation, municipal and community leadership are recommended to cancel or reschedule outdoor gatherings, organized sporting events, etc.

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair

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This past Saturday, about 35 vendors were setup at the Town Common for the Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair. Hopkinton Health Director Shawn McAuliffe and his intern Caroline Cueva organized the event in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Commission as well as Hopkinton Youth & Family Services.

Some of the vendors at the event included: Baypath Humane Society, Snappy Dogs, Massage Therapy businesses and also a few health clubs. View scenes from the event in the video below.

Video: 16th Annual Sharon Timlin 5K Draws Large Attendance

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This past Saturday the 16th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day Memorial Event took place to fight against ALS. Over 1,100 runners participated in the event at the Hopkinton High School fields.

Video: Ashley Olafsen talks Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters Program

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MOVE a program for Young Girls is expanding their services and Co-Founder, Ashley Olafsen, will be hosting a workshop for parents called "Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters: How to Help Girls Navigate." The workshop will be hosted at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday June 15th at 2pm. You can find more information about the free workshop and Ashley at www.AshleyOlafsen.com.

Friends of Whitehall Educational Program Saturday April 27th 2019

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Lyme disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis. In addition to Lyme, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Relapsing Fever and Powassan virus, all of which can be very serious.
TICK-BORNE DISEASES ARE COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE…
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Hopkinton Health Department and MetroWest Health Foundation Surveying Parents of Students

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The Hopkinton Health Department has partnered with the MetroWest Health Foundation and is seeking parents of students and adults in the community to take the below survey regarding vaping.

Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe stated the results will help develop educational and resource tools for the community. "Based on the survey results, we will develop and provide the residents of Hopkinton educational and resource tools. Similar programming is being developed and targeted to the Middle and High School students, the teachers and school administrators."

Video: Hopkinton Police Department Raise Money to Fight Cancer

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The Hopkinton Police Department sponsored two campaigns to help in the fight against cancer. One of the campaigns was the sale of pink Hopkinton Police patches to fight against Breast Cancer and the other campaign was No Shave October to help fight Breast Cancer and No Shave November to raise donations for Kids with Cancer. Kelly Benson was the citizen recipient of the funds raised to fight Breast Cancer.

View more in the video below!

Memory Cafe Returns to Hopkinton Public Library November 13th

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"The Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Library will be hosting another Our Time Memory Cafe’ event Tuesday, November 13th, 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."

Memory Cafe takes place every second Tuesday of the Month.

The Board of Health and Health Department Sponsoring Flu Clinic next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Senior Center

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Hello everyone!

Flu season is upon us and the Hopkinton Health Department has partnered with AFC Urgent Care of Natick and Marlborough to provide two flu vaccination clinics to the residents and employees of Hopkinton. The clinics will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Crafts Room of the Senior Center located at 28 Mayhew Street, on 10/9/18 and 10/10/18.

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."

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