Adult Enrichment Programs

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    Learn CPR, the basic lifesaving skills of the American Heart Association for infants, children, and adults. Learn about prudent heart care, risk factors, strokes, and some pediatric injury prevention. Course includes the basics on how to use the Automatic External Defibrillator.
  • Adult Online -
    REC offers over 400 on-line classes. Check our complete listing on the above web address.
  • Estate Planning for All
    The Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, in Partnership with Andover Recreation continues their seminar series at the Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court Andover, MA 01810 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. This seminar will include a 5 person panel consisting of local Estate Planning Professionals who will speak on the following topics: Estate Planning Documents, Trusts: Revocable vs. Irrevocable, What is Basis and what is a “Step Up”?, Financial Planning Options, and Long Term Care Planning. The event will conclude with an informal Q&A period where those who attend will be able to speak with Estate Planning Professionals from the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council. Please RSVP by Friday, October 12, 2018 to Andover Recreation at 978-623-8340 to reserve your spot as seating is limited.
  • Financial Planning for Retirement: 3-Night Workshop - Location Update
    Who needs a financial plan for retirement? Everyone. Whether you are close to retirement, have recently retired or you are in retirement, you need a plan. Learn about the issues affecting where your retirement income will come from, how your budget might be affected, and how to increase the likelihood that your savings will last a lifetime. Topics covered over three sessions will include budgeting, Social Security and other sources of retirement income, keeping up with inflation, taxes, estate planning and asset protection. Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule a complimentary one hour consultation with a financial planner.
  • You Can Afford College If... - Location Changed!
    You plan in advance; you understand the financial aid process; you act early enough to be successful. Financial aid goes to the families who plan in advance–ideally before December 31st of the child’s sophomore year of high school. This course will teach you the concepts and strategies that will help you maximize your financial aid by understanding the process. The greatest amount of financial aid goes to the families who act in the years before college. A free financial aid analysis will be available to all attendees.
  • Women in Finance - 1 Night Workshop (NEW)
    To achieve financial security, women often face unique challenges that men do not. What are these challenges and their consequences? Learn what steps you can take to achieve financial well-being in this 2 hour workshop for women of all ages. Topics discussed will include saving and investing, retirement planning, estate planning, asset protection, and long term care.
  • MELT Method Introductory Workshop
    Come and find out what MELT is all about. This 2 hour workshop uses the MELT Soft Roller and MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Balls to simulate the results of manual therapy. Participants should bring a yoga mat and bottle of water with them to class.
  • MELT Soft Roller Class (NEW)
    This ongoing class uses the MELT Soft Roller to simulate the results of manual therapy. MELTing helps eliminate stuck stress, reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and lower back pain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance and keeps your whole body feeling great at any age. Participants should bring a yoga mat and bottle of water with them to class.
  • MELT Hand & Foot Self-Treatments (NEW)
    Over 4 weeks learn the treatments you can do at home to erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse and age. Participants should bring a yoga mat and bottle of water with them to class. Material fee: $30.00 for MELT Hand and Foot Treatment balls.
  • Introduction to Music (NEW!)
    Have you ever thought about playing a musical instrument? Now is your chance to get started with this 5 lesson package! Lessons are offered to anyone who has an interest in learning to play an instrument or getting back into playing one. Instruments offered: voice, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, percussion, violin, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. After registering with Andover REC, a Real School representative will contact you to schedule your lessons.
  • Picture Framing
    Design and frame your prints, graphics, photographs, and artwork in a do-it-yourself atmosphere. Beginners will learn the techniques of measuring, matting, mounting artwork, joining wood and metal frames, and assembly. Intermediate level students will learn how to cut multiple mat openings, french matting, and shadow boxes. Materials cost up to $75 depending on the project.