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Preview: Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe featured on... September 13th Out on the Town

By Tom Nappi, News Director

HCAM Intern-Reporter, Sidhi Dhanda is working with the HCAM team and producing a show called "Out on the Town". The show focuses on helping the community getting to know their local town government officials and the folks who make Hopkinton the great community it is.

In the latest episode, Sidhi catches up with Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe. In the episode you'll learn about Shaun's road to becoming the Health Director as well as some of his personal interests and very-fascinating background.

Hopkinton Health Department Announces Two Drive Thru Flu Clinics

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Get your flu shot! The Hopkinton Health Department is announcing two Drive Thru Flu Clinics in October:

SENIOR DRIVE THRU FLU CLINIC
Friday, October 13th
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Hopkinton Senior Center
28 Mayhew St.

SCHOOLS & ALL AGES DRIVE THRU FLU CLINIC
Friday, October 20th
2:30PM - 5PM
Hopkinton Middle School
88 Hayden Rowe St.

To sign up, please visit the Registration Page on Color
For a calendar of all nursing events, please visit the Health Department Calendar

Mental Health Essentials for Parents & Caregivers

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This educational programming will teach you the four components of mental health literacy: decreasing stigma, understanding mental illnesses and their treatments, obtaining and maintaining positive mental health, and knowing when, where, and how to access treatment. This program will be delivered by Mental Health Collaborative and sponsored by Hopkinton Youth & Family Services.

The program will be September 19th, 2023 from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street

Hopkinton Fire Department Announces Smoke Alarm Installation Program

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The Hopkinton Fire Department, in collaboration with a generous grant awarded by FM Global, is proud to offer the free installation of smoke alarms to Hopkinton residents in need. Per the National Fire Protection Association “Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

HOP Youth Coalition hosting a Youth Leadership, Advocacy, and Resiliency training at the Town Hall

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On Tuesday August 8th and Thursday, August 10th, the HOP Youth Coalition will be hosting a Youth Leadership, Advocacy, and Resiliency training at the Town Hall. This event is free and dinner will be provided both nights.

Service hours will be awarded to those in attendance. Please see the attached flyer or this link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsrWIXqIARYjH1itxARkjpKwvNRGg…

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services Encourages Community Members to Participate in Volunteering for Mental Health Event

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Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Hopkinton Youth and Family Services Director Dawn Alcott would like to encourage community members to attend the Volunteerism for Mental Health event, next week.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St.

WHAT:
Hopkinton residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the Getting Better: Volunteerism for Mental Health event, hosted by the Hopkinton Youth Commission (HYC).

Against the Tide Athletic Events to Support Breast Cancer Prevention In-Person and Virtual

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Join Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) in person at DCR’s Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, MA for its 31st Against the Tide on Saturday, June 17th! Later in the summer, MBCC will host Against the Tide in person at DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA on Saturday, August 12th for the 24th year!

The morning-only in-person events include 1-mile recreational and competitive swims, a USMS-Sanctioned 1-mile swim, a ½-mile recreational swim, a 3-mile fitness walk, and USATF-Certified 5K and 10K runs.