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
August 8 - 19. Click here for information
Break Week: August 15 - 19. No Drop In Classes. Make up classes only
Register online at My Active Center unless otherwise noted. See also Exercise and Adventure; Enrichment and Social Activities.
News Flash! Boomers Are Redefining Suburbia (Again).
Click on title to read what The Boston Globe said about Andover's BoomerVenture!
Steve Mass, Globe Correspondent, 5/14/2016
**BoomerVenture Screening Room movies will be shown twice a month for July and August. Family movies in July ! Join us with the whole family for our Grill Nights followed by movies.
Award-winning, Independent Films, Thursdays, 6:30 pm.
Returning this fall at 6pm on Thursdays, with a special guest series taught by Naharin, experienced 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, September 15 - November 10; 6:00pm; $58.50.
This fun and easy-to-follow cardio dance class will mix it up with musical genres that make you feel like you are on the dance floor. We'll add some upper body strengthening, but no floor work. No dance experience nedded!
Thursdays, September 15 - November 10; 3:30pm; $49.50.
Energize with Exercise
Fun aerobics and weight training workout, ending with a meditative cool down. Instructor Denise Boucher.
Mondays, August 22 - November 7; 3:30pm; $55.00.
Highly rated cardiovascular upper and lower body workout while hiking local AVIS trails. Poles provided
Wednesdays, September 7 - October 12; 3:30pm; $33.
Reflexology with Uli Kapp
Thursday evenings starting at 6pm, advance appointment only. $1 per minute, in 15 minute intervals.
Active practice of flowing postures with 15 minutes of meditation. Instructor Sheila Wescott.
Thursdays, September 15 - November 10; 7:15pm; $58.50
Workshops and Special Interest
Camino de Santiago: Many Journeys, One Way
In 2011, Meg Holmes walked 200 miles of the famous Camino de Santiago, returning in 2015 to make the entire 500plus miles from France to Spain. Share Meg's reflections on her pilgrimage on The Way.
Thursday, September 22; 6:30 - 8:00pm; $3; refreshments served.
Planning for Medicare: Countdown to 65
Health care is crucial to your retirement. How to enroll, even before 65. Blue Cross Blue Shield leads interactive seminar.
Thursday, September 29; 6:30 - 8:00pm; free.
Solar Energy Savings: Getting off the Grid and Lovin' It
Learn about local energy options. Presented by Anil Na Navkal, Lead, Energize Andover Program and member of the Andover Green Advisory Board
Thursday, October 6; 7:00pm - 8:00; free.
Organizing Once and For All
People have been raving about the Kon Mari method of organizing. Come learn some practical tips on getting organized once and for all.
Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27; 6:30-8:30pm; $25 for series.
Disease prevention and healing through food with Jaxon Stallard, professional chef, author and holistic nutritionist. Learn a new way of life with food. Recipes, demos, tastings and take-aways.
Thursdays, November 3 and 10; 7:00pm - 8:00pm; $10.
Coping with Caregiving
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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.
Join us by following this link: http://www.meetup.com/Merrimack-Valley-Caregiving-Innovations/events/228331726/
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) 623-8321.
BoomerVenture Screening Room
*August 11: Hello My Name is Doris
Comedy starring Sally Fields
*August 25: The Letters
Bio drama of the life of Mother Teresa from the decades-long correspondence with her confidant and spiritual mentor.
*Grill Nights! Join us these nights starting at 5pm for a full meal prior to the movie. Advance sales required.
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) 623-8321 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) 623-8321 if this is your first class or for information.