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All Things Senior Center: Pet Nutrition

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Not sure if you’re feeding your pet the right food? If you’re like me, you can be crazed with the choices available out there and believe me, there are a LOT of different brands.

Ban on Evening Outside Activities Lifted; EEE and WV No Longer a Threat

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According to a notice posted today from the Hopkinton Board of Health, the ban on all organized eveneing outdoor events or activities is no longer necessary and has been lifted effective October 16, 2012. The Board of HealthI was notified by the Department of Public Health that, according to the National Weather Service, all areas of Massachusetts except for Suffolk County and the Cape and Islands experienced a hard frost/hard freeze on Friday night October 12, 2012. As such the risk from mosquito-borne illness in Town has been almost eliminated.

Planning for Retirement?

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Are you getting ready to retire and not sure what you need to know before you take the big step? The Hopkinton Senior Center is ready to help you answer all your questions with some very important seminars on Saturday, October 20, from 9am to 12 pm. These seminars are perfect for all you Baby Boomers as well as working seniors. With the many services available that morning, you’ll be able to obtain the answers you need to get all your affairs in order.

Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic

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The Hopkinton Board of Health Seasonal Flu Clinic through Century Health Systems will take place on Thursday October 18, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center which is located at 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA. This will be the only clinic the Board of Health holds this season. The Clinic is for Hopkinton Residents 19 years of age or older.

High Risk Levels Continue in Hopkinton For Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus

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Since the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced on September 7, 2012 that the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) human case, which resulted in the death of a Middlesex County resident an additional 4 human cases of EEE and 19 cases of West Nile Virus have occurred in the State. The individual who died had been exposed in Westborough and that resulted in the Town of Hopkinton being raised to HIGH RISK for Mosquito Borne illness.

National Depression Screening Day October 11

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Mental Illness Awareness Week occurs October 8-12 with National Depression Screening Day on October 11 at the Hopkinton Public Library. This event is sponsored by Hopkinton Youth Services and Mass 211.

Physician Focus: Here’s our 100th

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From left, Bruce Karlin, M.D.; Julie Ingelfinger, M.D.; Jeffrey Drazen, M.D.

The collaboration of the Massachusetts Medical Society and HCAM-TV has been a fruitful one for nine years, producing programs that inform citizens of all ages about important health care topics. In August, we taped our 100th program, and MMS and HCAM-TV proudly release it now as our October episode.

Hopkinton Suspends Outdoor Evening Events due to Threat of EEE

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In the most recent update from the Board of Health, the Town of Hopkinton, after discussions with Police, Fire, School and Parks and Recreation, announced that until further notice all organized evening outdoor events or activities on public properties are canceled from the period of 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise.

To see the full notice from the Board of Health, please see the attachment below.

Senator Spilka Hosting 2012 Senior Health and Wellness Fair

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All MetroWest seniors are welcome to join Senator Karen Spilka at her seventh annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair this Saturday, September 29th at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School in Framingham.

This event provides a forum for local seniors to learn more about ways they can continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle and gives them the opportunity to engage in lively discussions about the programs and issues important to their everyday lives.

Hopkinton Police Department to Participate in National Take-Back Day V on September 29

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On Saturday September 29, 2012 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.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

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