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Medicare Changes for 2012

Medicare is the comprehensive health insurance plan for seniors 65 and older. Sometimes understanding the ins and outs of the system, as well as yearly changes, can be quite complex. Therefore, the Senior Center recently hosted a presentation devoted to educating residents on upcoming changes regarding Medicare.

The SHINE program, or Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders, is an organization dedicated to providing seniors with information regarding heath benefits.

Hopkinton Police Department to Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

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On Saturday October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Hopkinton Police Headquarters at 74 Main Street Hopkinton, MA. The service is free and
anonymous, no questions asked.

Senator Spilka's Senior Health & Wellness Fair

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Join Senator Karen Spilka at her 7th annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am - 1:30pm at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School, located at 750 Winter Street in Framingham. Senator Spilka’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair provides a forum for our seniors to learn more about ways they can continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and gives them the opportunity to engage in an active discussion to address the programs and issues they consider important parts of their everyday lives.

Baptiste Teacher and Mentor Coming to bCalm Power Yoga

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bCalm Power Yoga is excited to announce that Baptiste teacher and mentor Jane Cargill is coming to bCalm in Hopkinton to teach a FREE All Levels Class on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 9am to those who are interested in participating in her upcoming Workshop at bCalm ~ Empowering the Student/Teacher Within.

Genetics Expert to Speak at Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series

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Hopkinton Drug’s annual lecture series will be highlighted with a visit by Dr. Aubrey Milunsky MD, a Geneticist whose work with Genetics, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology has earned him rights as one of the front-runners in the prevention and cure of disease using personal gene story research.

EEE Positive Mosquitio Pool in Hopkinton

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The Board of Health was notified today by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) of a confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive mosquito pool in the North Street area of town.

The Mass. Dept. of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed that a collection of mosquitoes from a CMMCP surveillance site in the North Street area of town has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Weather conditions are not favorable for any spraying as has been done in recent weeks; personal protection is the best line of defense for residents until we have a good hard frost.

Meet the Author whose book about Alzheimer's topped the charts at Amazon.com

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Compass Memory Support Assisted Living at Hopkinton is hosting a book signing and reading with a popular author whose book about her family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease topped the charts on Amazon.com. The public is invited to attend the event on Monday, November 7th at 2:00 pm at the Hopkinton Senior Center located at 28 Mayhew Street in Hopkinton. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by November 4th to Eric Varin, Compass at Hopkinton, 508-435-1011.

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Hopkinton Drug Health Lecture Series Kicks Off on September 13

Back by popular demand, Hopkinton Drug will kick off its lecture series on September 13th. The series, which was started last year, features doctors who will speak about a variety of health topics.

"We had such a great response," said Marketing Manager Michael Macione, "that we decided to do it again this year and we have an exceptional lineup."

Topics to be discussed include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, autism and genetics and a number of other topics.

Hopkinton Area Lyme Friends

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Are you or is someone you know affected by Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illness? Do you experience chronic fatigue, joint or muscle pain, inability to focus and can’t seem to find out why?

The purpose of this group is for those who wish to share their experiences with Lyme disease or may be interested in learning more about current
articles in magazines and newspapers, current Lyme disease legislation proposals, and sources of information on the internet. We are not doctors;

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Sandy Beach is Open

At 10:30 on Thursday August 11, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Preite announced that Sandy Beach has been reopened. In a statement released by The Board of Health, Administrator Ed Wirtanen says, "I have heard from the testing laboratory that the water samples taken at Sandy Beach on August 9, 2011 are within bathing water standards. The Parks and Recreation Department have re-opened the beach for swimming."

Watch the HCAM News video below for a quick visit to Sandy Beach.

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