By Justin Roshak, Contributing Writer
HUDSON – The Hudson Senior Center’s process to gradually reopen will be largely completed by the end of this year, according to officials.
In particular, the Senior Center’s bus service is returning for all appointments, including grocery shopping, any day of the week. Masks will still be required on the bus.
“We can start taking people in July to whatever appointments that they have,” Senior Center Director Janice Long said at a July 7 meeting of the Council on Aging. “We’ll be having regular bus runs in July.”
There was no Friends Fourth of July cookout this year, but there will be a grab-and-go lunch buffet on July 16. Reservations for the $5 meal can be made by calling 978-568-9638.
Likewise, fitness classes will continue on Zoom for the time being.
“September will be the time when we really open everything up,” Long said.
The Senior Center’s Annual Fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 6. This year’s fair will be a community reunion as well as a fundraiser, featuring offerings by Senior Center’s quilting and knitting groups.
As of late June, the Senior Center still required visitors who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear masks. Visitors who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask or practice social distancing.
Officials noted that Senior Center staff stand ready to help anyone who hasn’t received a vaccine to get one.
State data showed that, as of July 6, 82 percent of Hudson residents between the age of 65 and 74 were fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 79 percent of residents over the age of 75 were fully vaccinated.
A total of 333 Hudson residents over the age of 65 were unvaccinated as of that data-release.