Andover Senior Center

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The Andover Senior Center was renamed The Center at Punchard in 2012. It is located at 30 Whittier Court. The web address is http://www.andoverseniorcenter.org.

See

  • "Survey says... senior needs," Andover Townsman, December 12, 2002.
  • "Work-for-tax-break program remains popular with seniors," Andover Townsman, July 15, 2004, p. 1.
  • "Forum advises senior citizens on housing - but not in town," Eagle Tribune, June 22, 2006, p. 4.
  • "'Andoverisms' punctuate local conversations," Andover Townsman, November 21, 2013, p. 15.



Contents

Building Needs and Improvements

1998

  • "Senior center won't be at PA," Andover Townsman, February 26, 1998, p. 1.
  • "Board puts PA senior center option back on warrant," Andover Townsman, March 5, 1998, p. 7.
  • "Senior Center design team issues report," Andover Townsman, May 14, 1998, p. 36.
  • "Setting their sights on a new Senior Center site," Andover Townsman, August 6, 1998, p. 6.
  • "Seniors settle on Will Hall for new center site," Andover Townsman, September 3, 1998, p. 24.
  • "A senior center split," Andover Townsman, September 10, 1998, p. 1.
  • "Selectmen split on senior center," Andover Townsman, September 17, 1998.
  • "Should town fund senior center?," Andover Townsman, October 29, 1998, p. 1.
  • "Seniors clash with selectmen over center," Andover Townsman, December 17, 1998, p. 1.


1999

  • "Steps to new senior center are under way," Andover Townsman, July 1, 1999, p. 16.
  • "Supporters denied one of three last-chance grants for Will Hall," Andover Townsman, August 2, 2001.
  • "Seniors have till 2001 to raise $3.7 million," Eagle Tribune, September 17, 1999, p. 13.
  • "Selectmen endorse senior center lease," Andover Townsman, September 23, 1999, p. 1.


2000

  • "New design, $387,000 raised: Senior Center update," Andover Townsman, May 11, 2000, p. 1.
  • "Plans now in hand, seniors promise fundraising results," July 6, 2000, p. 15.
  • "Seniors hire fundraising leaders," Andover Townsman, November 2, 2000, p. 1.


2001

  • "Seniors pledge to raise $1M by June: Promise of a center," Andover Townsman, February 15, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Details sketchy on how gift would work. Will Hall article: The $2 million questions," Andover Townsman, February 22, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Senior-center group: We can't fund Will Hall alone," Andover Townsman, March 1, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Debt exclusion floated to fund $2 million center article: Seniors looking to nail down cash," Andover Townsman, March 29, 2001.
  • "Selectmen to residents: Spend $2 million more on Will Hall," Andover Townsman, April 5, 2001.
  • "Andover voters say no to seniors," Eagle Tribune, April 25, 2001, p. 1.
  • "New tack may be taken on senior center: No more funds for Will Hall senior-center concept," Andover Townsman, April 26, 2001, p. 16.
  • "Shelf life limited for Will Hall center," Andover Townsman, May 10, 2001.
  • "Town not yet ready to give up on Will Hall as senior center," Andover Townsman, June 28, 2001.
  • "Door closes on Will Hall Friday," Andover Townsman, August 30, 2001.
  • "What happened to $500,000 for center?," Andover Townsman, September 6, 2001.
  • "Will Hall senior center: Those who gave for bricks will wait for next effort," Andover Townsman, September 13, 2001, p. 5.
  • "Council on Aging awaits town's ideas," Eagle Tribune, November 8, 2001, p. 1.
  • "Proposed PA senior center site to face wrecking ball," Andover Townsman, November 8, 2001, p. 17.
  • "Beginning again: Senior center report expected in three months," Andover Townsman, November 29, 2001.


2002

  • "Will Hall comes crashing down: What next for senior center?," Andover Townsman, January 17, 2002, p. 1.
  • "When to say when? Senior-center experts debate size needs of next Andover center," Andover Townsman, March 21, 2002, p. 1.
  • "Senior Center moving on from Will Hall: A new plan develops," Andover Townsman, April 4, 2002, p. 15.
  • "Senior-center plan released. Stapczynski: Public money is at least 2 years away," Andover Townsman, May 23, 2002, p. 11.
  • "Tax taking to make senior center?," Andover Townsman, February 28, 2002.
  • "Seniors eye 2 spots for new center," Eagle Tribune, April 2, 2002, p. 18.
  • "New senior center architect hired," Andover Townsman, November 7, 2002.
  • "Town to see senior center proposals," Eagle Tribune, November 18, 2002, p. 3.
  • "Elderly object to center proposal," Eagle Tribune, November 20, 2002, p. 13.
  • "Task force rallies seniors," Eagle Tribune, December 18, 2002, p. 13.
  • "Senior Center decision expected this week: Poll shows preference among seniors for expanding current location," Andover Townsman, December 19, 2002.
  • "Senior Center Task Force: Selectment ponder funding for design," Andover Townsman, December 26, 2002, p. 1.


2003

  • "School, selectmen address expanded senior center," Andover Townsman, January 9, 2003, p. 5.
  • "Will town pay to plan larger senior center? Residents will vote in April," Andover Townsman, January 16, 2003, p. 1.
  • "Two senior center options for area," Andover Townsman, May 29, 2003, p. 1.
  • "Sound off on senior center. Neighbors: 'No' to parking lot," Andover Townsman, June 12, 2003, p. 1.
  • "Senior Center construction: With location picked, town looks to design of center," September 25, 2003.
  • "Senior Center will get land for building," Eagle Tribune, October 22, 2003.


2004

  • "Senior center unveiled," Andover Townsman, March25, 2004.
  • "Article 32: Design Monday. Senior center halfway there," Andover Townsman, April 29, 2004.
  • "Town Meeting weighs in: Thumbs up to new center," Andover Townsman, April 29, 2004.


2005

  • "Five votes away from senior center: More land needed," Andover Townsman, January 13, 2005, p. 1.
  • "$7.5M for Seniors: Center costs rise," Andover Townsman, January 20, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Andover Senior Center backers launch public relations push," Eagle Tribune, March 2, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Push on for senior center money," Andover Townsman, March 3, 2005, p. 6.
  • "Senior center favored," Eagle Tribune, March 24, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Cooking up support? Senior Center Now group pushing for new, $7.6M center," Andover Townsman, March 31, 2005, p. 7.
  • "Seniors get selectmen's vote: No support from Vispoli, Major, who again pitch community center," Andover Townsman, March 31, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Seniors seek $7.7M for new center," Andover Townsman, April 21, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Tears for Andover seniors: 16 votes defeat senior center," Eagle Tribune, April 27, 2005, p. 1.
  • "No new center: Senior center fails by 16 votes," Andover Townsman, April 28, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Seniors take center loss like death in the family," Eagle Tribune, April 28, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Seniors to give center new try," Eagle Tribune, May 17, 2005, p. 1.
  • "New Vote sought on senior center," Andover Townsman, May 19, 2005, p. 1
  • "Proposed Youth/Senior Center: Officials, residents wonder if groups could share space," Eagle Tribune, June 8, 2005, p. 11.
  • "Senior center could become joint facility," Andover Townsman, June 23, 2005.
  • "Where are we now on centers?," Andover Townsman, June 23, 2005.
  • "Center talks done until fall: Selectmen await seniors' petition," Andover Townsman, July 7, 2005.
  • "Last-chance strategies in works: Seniors hope for Sept. 27 meeting while lining up support," Eagle Tribune, August 1, 2005.
  • "As expected, town will vote again on senior center," Andover Townsman, August 18, 2005.
  • "Resident upsets senior center proponents," Andover Townsman, August 25, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Finance board says 'no' - again," Eagle Tribune, September 8, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Selectmen's switch strikes second blow," Eagle Tribune, September 9, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Selectmen, 3-2, switch vote on senior center," Andover Townsman, September 15, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Senior center's second chance," Andover Townsman, September 22, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Andover will vote again on senior center at Town Meeting," Boston Globe, September 25, 2005, p. 11.
  • "Senior center rejected second time," Eagle Tribune, September 28, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Second effort 85 votes short," Andover Townsman, September 29, 2005, p. 1.
  • "Some elderly like idea of center for youths and seniors," Eagle Tribune, September 29, 2005, p. 3.


2006

  • "Andover capital improvement requests total $18.4 million," Eagle Tribune, October 17, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Four-season patio eyed for senior center: $360K expansion part of capital plan," Andover Townsman, October 19, 2006, p. 5.


2007

  • "New organization formed to raise money for seniors," Eagle Tribune, February 16, 2007.



--Kim 18:14, May 29, 2013 (EDT)

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