Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 27, 2012

Sept. 28 open house opens door to what senior center offers

Karen Payne-Taylor
Program Coordinator

---- — The season is new so how about trying something new?

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano? How about stepping into a pair of tap shoes and seeing where your feet take you? Would you like to share your passion for the great outdoors with new friends, or discover a new you through exercise? Or is it time to discover the artist in you with wood carving, hooking, knitting or quilting? Do you have a song in your heart and want to join a chorus? Join the chorus.

Find out about all these and many other activities all under one roof near downtown Andover. Stop in at the Andover Senior Center Open House on Friday, Sept. 28, between 9 and 11:30 a.m. You will have a chance to talk with the people who run these programs and see what they have to share with you. Discover the diverse and wonderful activities that the center offers to everyone from 50 to 100.

We also invite you to join us as we re-name and re-brand our busy adult community center. We want your input!

The Andover Senior Center is located at 30 Whittier Court, the ground floor of the School Administration Building behind Town Offices.

Here’s some of what’s coming up at the center:

HAIKU: Join a free workshop and readings on Monday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. as part of a program called “In a Breath: The Art of Haiku.”

FALL CRAFTS FAIR: Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SKIN SCREENING: Andover dermatologist Dr. Andersen will provide a free, private, basic skin screening. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m.

COMPUTER 101: Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. $3. Talk about your expectations for computer use and find out the basics for your first computer.

MEMORY LOSS INFORMATION: Attend a program called “When to Worry: Memory Loss in Normal Aging vs. Dementia,” on Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. The offering is free and people will discuss such issues as how the brain stores information and how to tell if memory issues are serious or a normal part of aging. The program is presented by Northeast Senior Health.

HISTORY TALK: Join a group for a series called “War of 1812: The War that Made America a Nation,” on Thursdays, Oct. 18 and 25, and Nov. 1, 8 and 15 at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15.

CRYSTAL BALLROOM MASQUERADE BALL: Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Andover Town House, also known as Old Town Hall.The event is sponsored by the new Andover Senior Community Friends.

Open house Friday, Sept. 28 9 to 11:30 a.m. Andover Senior Center 30 Whittier Court