The patriotic song America was written in 1831 by Samuel Francis Smith while attending the Andover Theological Seminary. Andover is often referred to as the "Home of America".
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Elder Services Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a list of programs and classes that you offer?

Information is posted on the bulletin board at the Senior Center and is listed in our bi-monthly newsletter, in the weekly columns in the Andover Townsman and Eagle Tribune newspapers as well as on our web site at The monthly TV show, There’s Something About Andover lists special events for the month. It can be seen on cable channel 8, M-W-F at 7:00 pm, T-Th-Sat at 9:00 am.

How can I find out if a class has been cancelled?

Our information line 978-623-8320 will list cancellations on the day of the event, or sooner, when possible. This is particularly helpful in bad weather, but there might also be a schedule change if an instructor is out sick. Contact us at 978-623-8320 or

How do I find out about services to help an elderly family member? Can I obtain information even if they are not an Andover resident?

We provide information and support to both Andover residents and their families. The Outreach Coordinator can provide information on a variety of topics, including elderly housing, insurance questions, and eligibility criteria for services. Contact us at 978-623-8320 or

Do you provide transportation for seniors?

We provide non-emergency medical transportation to doctor’s offices and hospitals within Andover and surrounding communities as well as to the Greater Boston area. We also provide information about other transportation resources. Contact us at 978-623-8320 or

Do you serve Meals on Wheels or lunches? How can I participate?

Lunch is available at the Senior Center Monday-Friday, except for holidays. Anyone age 60+ and their spouse can participate by signing up at least 24 hours in advance. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for a meal. Meals on Wheels are delivered to those individuals who are eligible and unable to access the nutrition program at the Senior Center. The Outreach Coordinator will schedule a visit to determine eligibility for the home delivered meals program.

I would like to volunteer. What can I do?

We have many volunteer opportunities including Friendly Visitors, Medical Transportation drivers, Intergenerational activities and assistance with a variety of programs and classes at the center, including computers, Senior Connections and in the kitchen. Contact us at 978-623-8320or

“SCRPT” the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-off Program provides eligible seniors the opportunity to participate in 100 hours of community service and receive an abatement on their real estate taxes.

For these and any other questions you might have, please contact us at 978-623-8320 or by e-mail at Our normal hours of operation are M-F. 8:00-4:00

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