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Community Notice: Dementia Champion Training - Hopkinton Senior Center on Feb 6th 2020

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This training will equip you with the knowledge and materials needed to facilitate a Dementia Friends Information Session with community members.
An Information Session is a face-toface session that lasts approximately one hour and is run by a Dementia Friends Champion. It covers the five key messages everyone should know about dementia through activities and discussion.

The goal of the Dementia Friends Information Session is to help community members understand dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference for people living with dementia.

Notice of Public Hearing on Feb 10th 2020

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As required by Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 31, notice
is hereby given, that the Hopkinton Board of Health will hold a public
hearing on Monday, February 10, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
at the Hopkinton Senior Center (Main Room)-handicapped accessible,
28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA, to hear, accept comments and to
consider adoption of the Board of Health Tobacco Regulations Section 8
to insert a 2 Tier Fee Structure and Sunsetting Language. Copies of the

Community Notice: Board of Health Appoints Public Health Nurse

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It is with great pleasure that the Board of Health and I inform you that Kasey Mauro has accepted the position of Public Health Nurse for the Town of Hopkinton Health Department.

Veterans Inc. Run4Veterans 5k to Be Held in Worcester

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Worcester, MA –Veterans Inc. will host Run4Veterans 5k Road Race and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at The Beer Garden Pavilion in Worcester, MA. Funds raised will support the programs and services offered to veterans in need and their family members.

The event will be emceed by WCVB’s reporter Katie Thompson. The race begins at 10:30 am. Same-day registration will be open from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Hopkinton Community Mental Health Needs Assessment

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WE WANT YOUR OPINION

Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Hopkinton Youth and Family Services is
conducting an online survey in Hopkinton to better understand the mental health needs in our
community.

We encourage all Hopkinton residents ages 18 and above to participate in this brief, anonymous
online survey.

Please note that survey will be available from September 12, 2019 through October 5, 2019.

Please use this link to take survey: Survey.gazelleglobal.com/MentalHealthCollaborative

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will Conduct Aerial Spraying

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will conduct aerial spraying in specific areas of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties beginning on the evening of Tuesday, September 10 and continuing for several evenings. Spraying is weather-dependent and schedules may change.

Video: Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe talks EEE Threat, Lake Algae

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Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe stopped by HCAM news to talk about the critical EEE threat from Mosquitos in Hopkinton and Toxic Algae Bloom in local lakes. View the interview below.

BOH Adopts Policy to Mitigate Risk

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The Hopkinton Board of Health, at its meeting of August 28, 2019, adopts the following policy, effective immediately:

Policy to Mitigate the Risk from Mosquito-Borne Illness

DCR Recreational Advisory: Cyanobacteria Bloom in Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton

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WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is warning the public of a cyanobacteria bloom present in the Upper Hopkinton Reservoir, including at the waterbody’s beach area, in Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton. During a bloom it is strongly advised that the public should not have contact with the water. Additionally, pet owners should keep their animals away from the shoreline to prevent them from ingesting the water. The waterbody will be retested until cyanobacteria levels are within acceptable limits per Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations.

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.

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