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! See flyer!
Thursdays, September 15 - November 10; 6:00pm; $58.50.
Dance Fitness
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.
Nordic Walking
Highly rated cardiovascular upper and lower body workout while hiking local AVIS trails. Poles provided
Wednesdays, September 7 - October 12; 3:30pm; $33.

Serenity Yoga

Active practice of flowing postures with 15 minutes of meditation. Instructor Sheila Wescott.
Thursdays, September 15 - November 10; 7:15pm; $58.50

Special Interest
   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.

  mindfulness carter Mindfulness Meditation   
Fridays, 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.


energize andover   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.

  medicare gov  Medicare Open Enrollment for 2017 ~ Presentation
 ALL people with Medicare can change their Medicare Health Plan and Prescription Coverage for the coming year from October 15 - December 7. This forum includes an explanation of Medicare, including the Medicare drug benefit. If an individual consultation is desired at a later time, please indicate that at time of the meeting.
Presentation and update by Klaus Lasch, SHINE Counselor.

Friday, October 28; 9:30am; Free

jaxon stallard Food Matters
e 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.

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. Click here for more info
4th Monday of the month; 6:30-8:00; Free pizza; Salvatore's

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.

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 978-623-8321.
Wednesday, October 19; 9:30am.

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.

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BoomerVenture Screening Room  (Click here for entire fall schedule)
October 6: “Jafar Panahi’s Taxi:” Award-winning Iranian documentary of quiet but profound outrage follows an ordinary  cab ride through Tehran.
October 13: “Embrace of the Serpent:”  Colombian adventure drama; best foreign language nominee.
October 20: “ The Letters:”  Award winning biographical drama of the remarkable life of Mother Teresa and her decades long correspondencewith her spiritual mentor.
October 27 : “Rams:”  Icelandic comedy of two brothers.    

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.

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