Community / Adult Enrichment

Intergenerational Opportunities and more for North Reading residents...

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

Flint Memorial Library Events
-Subscribe at the bottom of the Library's home page for a monthly email with upcoming activities
-Library-sponsored Book Clubs are listed here

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

Lowell General Health and Wellness Programs

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.

Hillview Golf Course

Thomson Club Golf Course

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

Jim McNally Boxing Gym

Look What I Made! Art Classes

New England School of Performing Arts 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

Friends of the Flint Memorial Library

Friends of the North Reading Council on Aging

Friends of North Reading Parks and Recreation

North Reading Garden Club

North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society

North Reading Moose

North Reading Rifle Club