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 No classes January 16. Please register for activities online, in person or by phone.

Our BoomerVenture Campus has something for everyone: exercise classes, lectures, workshops and an ongoing film festival. We welcome your suggestions for subject matter. Try any exercise class once for free or ask about a 1/2 session.
For more information please contact IWANTMYBOOMERVENTURE

Register online at My Active Center unless otherwise noted.  See also Exercise and Adventure;  Enrichment and Social Activities.

Jump to Screenings
Screening Room   
Award-winning, Independent Films, Thursdays, 6:30 pm.


Exercise Classes
Belly Dancing
 Enjoy a special guest series taught by Naharin, punchard bellydancingexperienced teacher and performer for over 30 years! Bring out your “inner dancer”! Learn basic moves from fast and fiery to slow and smooth. Improve flexibility and increase self-confidence as you work all muscles, dance off calories, and have FUN! Suitable for women of all body types and fitness levels. Great core workout!
Thursdays, December 1 - February 9; 6:00pm; $65.00

New! Energize with Exercise
Fun aerobics and weight training workout, ending with a meditative cool down.
Thursdays, Januray 12 -  February 9; 3:30pm; $27.50

Serenity Yoga

Active practice of flowing postures with 15 minutes of meditation. Instructor Sheila Wescott.
Thursdays, December 1 - February 9; 7:15pm; $65.00

Resources
Mindfulness Meditation   

mindfulness carterFridays, 3:00-3:30pm, Donations accepted
icon piano Play Piano!
Ever wish that you had learned piano, or continued those lessons of long ago? Just say “yes I can”! Half hour piano lessons are offered here at The Center and the first lesson is free of charge. A block of four lessons costs $132.
Please call (978) 623-8321 to set up your complimentary lesson. Space is very limited.

Reflexology   Reflexology with Uli Kapp
Thursday evenings starting at 6pm, advance appointment only. $1 per minute, in 15 minute intervals. Uli will massage pressure points that coorelate to Qi in the body. Refreshing, healing therapy for hands and feet. Must register by the day before to hold spot
Thursdays, 6:00pm.


Special Interest
Also Click here for  Enrichment and Social Activites

* Get Your Ducks in A Row!
What You Really Need to Know for the Second Half of Life. Demystify Estate Planning.  Protect your assets through trusts and real estate.  Plan life insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and retirement assets.  Atty. Karol Bisbee will present. Free with Registration
* January 12: Demystifying Estate Planning
* January 19: Asset Protection: Trusts and Real Estate
* February 2: Planning with Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and Retirement

Thursdays; 6:30 - 7:30pm

* Community Drum Circle
Drum in the New Year and shake off those winter blues! A variety of percussion instruments, West African and Japanese drums will be available for you to use.  No prior experience necessary. Join us to have fun and reduce stress in this fabulous uplifting event. Monique Morimoto of SoulWorksRhythm will facilitate.
Thursday, January 26; 7:00-8:00pm; $7
 

 icon coping    Opportunities for Caregivers


memory cafe   Memory Making Cafes
Memory Making Cafes create opportunities for diverse individuals living with memory challenges, their caregivers, families and friends to come to gather for a lighthearted social event - for memory making. 
4th Monday of the month
meetup logo   Caregivers Meet-up Group!
Welcome to our exciting group. We aim to create care-giver friendly communities so that the places we work, shop, meet-up, and play are supportive of our caregiving efforts. Our objective is to better identify, co-ordinate, and implement existing and innovative supports for caregivers of all ages and their familes, friends and employers.  Click here for information
First Wednesdays of month; 9:30am; Cafe Nero, 77 Main Street, Andover, MA.

    

     super caregiver icon     New Monthly Caregiving Support Group 
The Andover Elder Services is pleased to announce a FREE caregiver support group for all Andover residents and those attending Senior Connections.  The group will meet on third Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. This support group is a means to aid caregivers in having a safe environment to help them with self care. This group will be facilitated by Annmary I.Connor, LICSW and Flescania Piverger, BSW Intern. We ask that you RSVP to Annmary Connor's voicemail at 978-623-8320.
Wednesday, On hold for January


Respite Voucher Program 
Needing a break from caregiving responsibilities that sometimes feel overwhelming? Respite vouchers provide you a well-deserved rest while your loved one receives quality care.
For more information, contact Kristine Arakelian at (978) 623-8320.

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BoomerVenture Screening Room 
January 5: "Presenting Princess Shaw" Inspiring documentary of singer discovered by Israeli producer.
January 12: "Theeb" Arabic Ottoman drama of young Bedouin boy.
January  19: "Our Little Sister" Japanese drama of three sisters who discover a family secret.
January 26: "King Georges" Documentary of famous chef as he contemplates retirement.
February 2: "Spellbound" Oscar-nominated nail-biter of National Spelling Bee through the eyes of 8 young spellers.
February 9: "A Man Called Ove" Award-winning Swedish drama

Films begin at 6:30pm unless noted. Seating and snacks starting at 6:15pm.
All films held at 30 Whittier Court, ground floor of the school administration. Limited to first 30 people.
PLEASE pre-register by calling (978) 623-8320 or register at www.myactivecenter.com by 4:00pm.

BoomerVenture is a series of activities created by and for Andover's baby-boomers sponsored by the Town of Andover and The Center at Punchard.  Advance registration requested for all events. www.boomerventure.com. All classes are held at The Center at Punchard at 30 Whittier Ct, Andover MA 01810. To register visit:  www.myactivecenter.com.  Please call (978) 623-8320 if this is your first class or for information.


 

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