Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


September 26, 2013

Open house caps off Senior Center Month

The Center at Punchard (The Center), 30 Whittier Court, Andover, closes out Senior Center Month this week with an open house on Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will feature an expanded schedule of activities.

Representatives of many of the groups and programs offered at the center will be on hand from 9 to 11 a.m., and all are welcoming new members. Visitors can get the scoop on producing award-winning shows with The Andover Chroniclers, the center’s in-house cable group; become inspired by the artists, quilters and writers whose groups are based at the center as well as enjoy some surprise theatrical and musical performances.

The open house begins with a complimentary continental breakfast and legislative forum hosted by the Council on Aging advisory board from 9 to 10 a.m.

Fire Chief Mike Mansfield will present a “lock box” forum at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a buffet lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets are $4, and advance purchase is required,

TRIAD will host an emergency preparedness forum at 1 p.m. to close out the event.

Next month features a full lineup of activities at the center. Here is a look at some of the upcoming activities:

Tech Talk — Kindle: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. See what Kindle and Kindle Fire can do. Charge your device and bring your password; $3.

The Court and the Constitution: Thursdays, Oct. 3, 10 and 31 and Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Don and Mary Robb highlight what the Supreme Court has done to the Constitution over the years; $20.

Complimentary Mind-Body Medicine: Thursdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 14, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Using the Relaxation Response, this course teaches individuals to use the power of their mind to decrease stress and improve health and overall well-being; limited to 15 people.

Historic Deerfield Village and Yankee Candle Trip: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; $66, includes admission and lunch at Chandler’s Restaurant.

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