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.
Award-winning, Independent Films, Thursdays, 6:30 pm.
Enjoy 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! See flyer!
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-4:30pm; $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. 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
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 (Click here for flyer)
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 500 plus 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. What supplements are necessary. 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 - 8:00pm; 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; 6:30-8:00pm; $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.
Memory Making Cafes
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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.
First Wednesdays of month at Cafe Nero, 77 Main Street, Andover, MA.
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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 (Click here for entire fall schedule)
September 15: "The Way" ~
A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El Camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself.
(Join Meg Holmes as she shares her personal experience on The Way, September 22 at 6:30pm)
September 22: "Manufactured Landscapes" ~
Documentary ~ Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.
September 29: "Mountains May Depart" ~
Chinese language drama ~ The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.
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.