Our BoomerVenture Campus has something for everyone: exercise classes, lectures, workshops and an ongoing film festival. We welcome your suggestions for subject matter. Ask us about a 1/2 session or a 6 class punch card. Register online at My Active Center unless otherwise noted. Ask about enrolling in half sessions and try any exercise class once for free. See also Exercise and Adventure; Enrichment and Social Activities.
Get ready for Spring at BoomerVenture Campus 2016
Is this your first time to register? Call (978)623-8321 to reach Karen, program coordinator.
Summer Session: May 23 - August 12.
**BoomerVenture moves to 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.
Reflexology with Uli Kapp
Thursday evenings starting at 6pm, advance appointment only. $1 per minute, in 15 minute intervals.
Energize with Exercise
Fun aerobics and weight training workout, ending with a meditative cool down. Instructor Denise Boucher.
Mondays, May 23 - August 8; 3:30pm; $60.50
Cardio Workout while hiking local trails.
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29; 3:50pm; $33
Taking a break for the Summer! help design a new class with Nancy Ryan, Wellness Specialist at Edgewood. Share your ideas.
Active practice of flowing postures with 15 minutes of meditation. Instructor Sheila Wescott.
Thursdays, May 26 - June 30; 7:15pm; $36.
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, May 26 - June 30; 6pm ;$36
We’re ringing in the New Year by kicking off a new partnership with Wood Hill Middle School called, Legacy Matters! Imagine the photo book, videotape, written story and more you will create to make your memories last forever! Click here for more details. For more information and to RSVP, contact Emily Kearns at 978-623-8321
Meets Thursdays (except the 2nd Thursday;) 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm.
Beat Stress with HealthRhythms
HealthRHYTHMS® is a research-based life enhancement tool that promotes communication and self-expression through drums and percussion. It is NOT a drumming lesson, typical drum circle or performance-based class. This recreational music-making (RMM) protocol is based upon published studies conducted by neurologist, shown to boost the immune system, improve mood states, reduce stress and burnout, promote wellbeing and inspire creativity and bonding in seniors. And it is FUN! More info at REMO.com/health. Open to anyone 18 years of age and older, as of one week prior to each event. Maximum of 15 people. No prior drumming or musical experience is necessary to reap the benefits of this program.
Thursdays, June 16 & 30; 7 – 8pm; $15 per night.
Total Harmony: The Doctor of Dress
How does color affect your choice of clothing, makeup and even decorating your house? Learn to identify your skin, ahir, eye coloring and your personal style to create harmony and balance! The more authentic you are, the more beautiful you are! Personal image consultant, Pat Shea
Thursday, May 5; 6:30; Free
Give Hallmark some heavy competition with this card and gift box workshop! Learn to make unique cards for every occasion, pop-ups, folded book cards and collage cards, as well as one-of-a-kind boxes for small gifts. Simple to do using unusual papers, tape, stamps, punches, scissors, and some glue (not to mention some imagination!) Lead by local artist, Sandra Golbert.
Thursday, May 12; 6:30pm; $18(includes all materials.)
New ~ Coping with Caregiving
Click here for a flyer
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/
Series: Caregiving Innovations
* Supportive Connections
Learn how stimulating programming and access to necessary support services provided by the town’s Department of Elder Services’ staff can help you and your loved ones experience a sense of safety and well-being as you care for yourselves and one another.
Thursday, May 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Contact Emily Kearns, Senior Connections Coordinator at (978) 623-8321 additional information.
* 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
May 5: Mr. Holmes
British drama with Sir Ian McKellen. An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia as he tries to remember both his final case and a mysterious woman whose memory haunts him.
May 12: Citizenfour
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
May 26: Lady in the Van
With Maggie Smith
June 2: Carol:
With Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
*June 9: Spotlight
Boston Globe expose of the Catholic priesthood scandal.
June 16: The Danish Girl
With Eddie Redmayne; true-life narrative of personal courage of gender-reassignment surgery of Danish painter Wegener.
*June 23: Brooklyn
Award-winning Irish drama
June 30: The Big Short
Group of outsiders bet big on the housing & credit bubble of 2007
*July 7: The Peanuts Movie
Bring the grandkids! Snoopy takes to the skies on a daring mission to defeat The Red Baron, while Charlie Brown tries to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl.
*July 21: Pride
Bring the grandkids! Innovative mix of live footage and special effects follow a lion cub whose carefree life is interrupted when she disobeys her mother’s orders.
*August 11: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
Courageous, award-winning Iranian protest documentary
*August 25: The Letters
Biographical 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 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.