The CIT Social Services Action Team and the Age Friendly North Reading assessment identified a need for residents to connect with each other and with opportunities for enrichment. ACT for Adult Enrichment (active 2020-2021) was a grassroots organization devoted to creating age-friendly and intergenerational opportunities for North Reading residents.
In 2022, the Division of Public Services brought together several departments including Parks and Recreation, Senior Center, and Library to catalog and develop additional enrichment programs for local residents. We welcome volunteers who would like to work with us to identify resident interests and to create engaging groups and programs. Please contact Lil Hartman if you are interested.
Regional Adult Education Programs
NightHawks Adult Education Program
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School
565 Maple St, Hathorne MA 01937
Northeast Metropolitan Adult Education
100 Hemlock Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
781-246-0810 ext. 1640
Merrimack College Undergraduate Catalog
Area residents age 62+ may audit classes offered by Merrimack College for free (non-credit). Contact the Bursar's Office / "Warrior One-Stop" at 978-837-5024 for more information.
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845
North Shore Community College
-Adult Learning Center offers free English as a Second Language (ESL), literacy, numeracy, and High School Equivalency prep classes
-Tuition reduction of $75 per 3-credit course are available for enrolled students age 60+ to attend Community College courses. Call 978-762-4055 or go to the enrollment office Mon-Fri 9-4 to sign up.
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Town of North Reading - Adult Program Offerings
Parks and Recreation Programs
-Choose "Register Online" for a list of open programs, or "Brochure" for descriptions of this season's offerings
O'Leary Senior Center (Age 60+)
-Choose Monthly Calendar
Volunteer for a Town Committee
-Contact Committee members or attend an Open Meeting (see Town Calendar) to learn more
-Complete a Citizen Activity Form during the autumn committee recruitment season to be considered for open seats each January
Health and Wellness Activities by Area Hospitals
MelroseWakefield Hospital Community Programs
-North Suburban Family & Child Resource Network offers activities and workshops for households with children, including Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Contact them to receive e-newsletters.
-Aging in Balance offers health workshops for adults age 60+. Contact them to receive a monthly e-newsletter with opportunities.
Winchester Hospital Community Education
-Also see links on this page for Support Groups and Fitness Classes
Local Businesses Offering Group Activities for Adults*
*The Town of North Reading makes no recommendation regarding the businesses below. Listings are for informational purposes only and accuracy is not guaranteed. If you find an error or missing entry, please notify Lil Hartman for corrections.
Resorts North Swimming / Tennis Club
Centered Soul Yoga Classes
Cervizzi's Martial Arts Academy Fitness Classes
Core4Fitness Fitness Classes
Fit Revolution Fitness Classes
HealthyFit LLC Fitness Classes
Inner Cycle Indoor Cycling Classes
Look What I Made! Art Classes
North Reading Cross Fit Fitness Classes
North Reading Schol of Ballet Classes
Orange Theory North Reading Fitness Classes
Sacred Soul Therapy Group Classes
Special Interest Clubs Open to the Public*
*The Town of North Reading makes no recommendation regarding the clubs below. Listings are for informational purposes only and accuracy is not guaranteed. If you find an error or missing entry, please notify Lil Hartman for corrections.
Adult Sports Leagues are listed on the Recreation Department webpage
North Reading Rifle Club