Slusser Center
Recreation Director
Recreation Administrative Clerk
41 Houston Drive Contoocook NH 03229
Mailing: 330 Main St Hopkinton NH 03229
Director's Phone:
Front Desk:
Monday - Friday 
8:30am - 4:30pm

The Slusser Center opened on November 3, 2007, thanks to the generosity of Gene and Anne Slusser. It is a public building owned by the Town of Hopkinton, and is operated under the Recreation Department and under the direction of the Recreation Director. The Center's primary use is for senior residents, aged 50 years or older.

Mission Statement
The Slusser Center provides a community space for the Town of Hopkinton and its residents of all ages.  It is a gathering place where the senior community of Hopkinton can meet together to pursue mutual interests, receive health and educational services and participate in social and recreational activities that enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their continued involvement in and with the community.  The Center strives to create a space that feels welcoming, comfortable, safe and accessible for people of all ages. 

SENIOR Activities at the Slusser Center (for residents and non-residents age 50+)

  • Strength & Balance Exercises (Mon & Wed 3-4 pm)
  • Strength Exercises (Tues & Thurs 9-10 am)
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks (Wed 11:30 am-12 pm)
  • Senior Lunch (Wed 12-1 pm) $4 donation suggested
  • Intermediate Line Dancing (Mon & Wed 10-11:30 am)
  • Knitting Group (Tues 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Crocheting Group (Thurs 1:30-3:30 pm)
  • Quilting Group (Thurs 10 am - 4 pm)
  • Cribbage (Tues 1-3:30 pm)
  • Bingo (1st and 3rd Fri 1 pm)
  • Card Making (Wed 12:45 pm & Fri 1 pm usually 2nd week of the month)
  • Mah Jongg Games (every Fri 1-3 pm)
  • Memoirs Class (every other Tuesday 12:15-1:15 pm - No Classes in July & August)
  • Chair Yoga (Mondays & Fridays 9-10 am)

ADULT Activities at the Slusser Center
(for residents and non-residents age 18+)

  • Beginner Tai Chi Class (Thurs 6-7 pm)
  • Tai Chi Group (Tues 6-8 pm, Sat 8:30-10:30 am)
  • Strength & Balance (Mondays & Fridays 5-6 pm)
  • Community Scrapbooking & Crafts Club (2nd Fri 7-9 pm, 4th Sunday 1:30-5:00 pm)
  • Sit and Sew Group (4th Sat 11 am - 4 pm - No meeting in December)

*Detailed descriptions of the Senior and Adult programs can be found at

Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather during the winter months, the Slusser Center will follow the Hopkinton School District closing/delayed opening schedule. If the schools close, the Slusser Center will be closed. If there is a delayed opening, the Slusser Center will open at 10 am, and all programs will start at 10 am. If there is an early release, the Slusser Center will close at 12:30 pm and there will be no afternoon programs.

At present there is no charge to become a member of the Slusser Center. Some activities are free and some require small fees, and donations are always accepted. The Center invites senior residents to suggest or begin new group activities.

Senior Recreation Council
The Senior Recreation Council meets every third Monday at 1 p.m. at the Slusser Center and the meeting is open to the public.

Volunteers are an integral part of the Slusser Center community. The daily activities and many of the programs, classes and meals are run by volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers and if you are willing to help, we will find you a spot!

The Slusser Center invites you to drop in and visit, take a tour, and participate in an activity! Calendars of monthly activities are available at the front desk.