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Welcome to Senior Services

Short cut: www.manchesternh.gov/senior

Welcome to the Senior Services Department web site. We hope you find your visit informative.

  

Mission Statement

The Senior Services Department is the principal City agency responsible for mobilizing the human, physical, and financial resources available to assist the elderly population of the community. Subject to appropriation, the Department plans, develops and implements those programs that best serve the elderly and is, at all times, guided by the principle of maintaining the dignity and independence of each member of the elderly population.

Purpose

In 1978, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen prepared for the needs of the elderly population by appointing an Senior Services Policy Committee, which gathered statistical and demographic information to assist the Board in its planning and policy setting. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen saw the need to provide direct service programs for Manchester's senior citizens. In 1986, the City of Manchester passed an ordinance to establish the Senior Services Department, showing the City's commitment to this special population. The City's Senior Centers became a part of the Department for continuity of service and administrative direction in the field of aging. Since its establishment, the Department has developed and planned programming, coordinated with other area agencies, and adhered to its mission and vision, recognizing the dignity of those it serves.

News

Hearing Assistive Technology with Department of Health and Human Services. Monday June 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Published: 5/22/2020 - Presentations & Special Events

Learn about the newest technology for individuals with hearing loss, such as:

  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Phone and Doorbell Signalers
  • Phones and Captioning Services
  • Vibrating Alarm Clocks
  • Visual and Tactile Smoke Detectors
  • IPAD Applications (Hearing, Vision, Speech)

Space will be limited so please stop by the front desk or call 624-6533 to sign-up to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services. 

FREE - New to Medicare Workshop. Monday June 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Published: 5/4/2020 - Workshops

What happens after you go to Social Security to apply for and begin receiving Medicare benefits? What else needs to be done? Where do you go? All these questions and more can be answered by a qualified Medicare Coordinator who will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the intricate ins and outs. Call ServiceLink at 644-2240 to reserve your place. Sponsored by ServiceLink.

COVID-19 Reminder

Published: 5/4/2020 - Announcements

  • The Senior Center remains closed to the public as the Stay at Home Order has been extended another 2-3 weeks. We will be closed to our members and the community till further notice. 
  • Senior Center staff continue to work in order to assure our members that they have the resources and information needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bingo will be cancelled indefinitely in order to follow state regulations on social distancing. Members will be notified when it is safe for larger groups to resume.
  • All programs/activities /presentations will be limited in size for social distancing.
  • Until further notice we will no longer be accepting puzzles, books, or other outside donations.
  • Members will be contacted regarding scheduling of activities and re-opening of the Senior Center.

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday May 14th and June 18th at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 5/4/2020 - Activities

Come join us for an afternoon movie! Sign-up at the front desk and vote for your favorite movie choice. Cost is $5.00 and includes hotdogs, popcorn, candy and soda. Please sign-up or call 624-6533 at least 1 week prior to showing of movie as space is limited.

Attention Exercise and Wellness Seekers.

Published: 4/2/2020 - Announcements

Attention exercise and wellness seekers. If you are like most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way you have been exercising. During normal times the William Cashin Senior Center has offered a variety of health and wellness programs that suit most needs of its members.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many of you have had to take your daily fitness routine into the home.  Here are a few FREE resources that can help you with your own home fitness routine.

Some sites you may want to try out on your computer include:

  • Seniorexercisesonline.com
  • Eldergym.com
  • DailyCaring.com
  • Activebeat.com
  • healthline.com

YouTube also has many free video classes for seniors on its site that include but are not limited to: Senior Fitness Programs, Walking in Place, Walking Programs, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Zumba, and Senior Line Dancing. All you need to do is type in: youtube and choose one of the above fitness programs and type it next to youtube. For example: youtube senior fitness will bring you to alot of FREE Senior Fitness sites. Go ahead and give one of these programs a try!

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Published: 4/2/2020 - Announcements

New Horizons - (Social Services  can provide case management). Address is 199 Manchester Street, Manchester NH. Phone number is 641-9441 ext 221. They will deliver boxes of food for residents who are income eligible. Dinner is open to all from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

First Congregational Church - Located on 508 Union Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 625-5095. They are open Monday - Fridat 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

St Vincent de Paul/Sacred Heart - Located on 679 Mast Road, Manchester, NH and phone number is 935-7053. They offer delivery and take-out daily.

St Vincent de Paul/St Marie’s Food Pantry - Located on 133 Wayne Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 622-4615.

St Anthony Padua - Located on 127 Belmont Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 622-8863. They are open from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

St. Raphael - Point of Contact is Dorene at 647-2283 or e-mail at: foodpantry@saint-raphael-parish.com

Catholic Charities - Located on 215 Myrtle Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 669-3030.

Southern New Hampshire Services - call for information and locations at 668-8010.

Tupelo Music Hall - Located in Derry, NH and phone number is 437-5100. They will deliver to those in need.

 

 

Reminder to Self Respond to your 2020 Census Forms

Published: 4/2/2020 - Announcements

Attention Seniors. Just a reminder that if you received a 2020 Census Form in the mail it is not too late to complete it and send it back to the Census Bureau. The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation-who we are, where we live, and so much more.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives which are their to support you. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dolllars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs in your state and communities. Finally responding helps to shape resources for children and your community over the next decade.

Completing the 2020 Census Form is easy and can be done on the form you received or going to: my2020census.gov site and entering your 12 digit code. If you have any questions you can call Louise Roy at 212-882-2130.

Thank you and lets make your answers count!

 

COVID-19 Closure/Senior Resources

Published: 3/17/2020 - Announcements

The William B Cashin Senior Activity Center will be closed do to the COVID-19 outbreak until at least May 4, 2020. The Senior Centers Top Priority is to keeping our members safe and healthly during this time. We look forward to resuming our daily activities when the time is appropriate to engage in activities at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center. A list of current resources and contacts for seniors is noted below.

Target                                                             8:00 AM to 9:00 PM                                     Drive-Up Area- A team member will deliver purchases to your car in the Target parking lot. 

Walmart                                                               Open daily from 7:00-8:30 PM. Senior Hours are 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM daily.

Market Basket                                                  Senior Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am-7:00am                                              MTA shuttle: 5:30am #10 drop off on Elm St.; 6:30am #10 and #12 and 7:30am #12 drop off in Market Basket Parking Lot; after 7:30am The Green Dash.

Hannafords Rx                                                      Pharmacy is now offering curbside pickup and mailings for prescriptions. Payment by credit card will be requested prior to pickup and mailings.

Walgreens                                                      9:00AM-9:00PM                                               Drive thru pick up prescriptions and select household essentials.

CVS                                                                    Free prescription delivery, sign-up through app or call pharmacy.

Meals on Wheels                                              Call 603-669-1699 for services. (They will also deliver meals to homes temporarily if you were a congregate diner at any of the sites.)

NH Food Bank                                            8:00AM-4:00PM                                              Can be reached at 603-669-9725 or www.nhfoodbank.org/manchester

Manchester Transit Authority                          Step Saver 603-623-8801

Special Transit Services                                   603-668-8603

ServiceLink                                                          603-644-2240                                                      Provides information and referral services.

Easter Seals                                                      603-623-8863                                               

NH Catholic Charities                                          603-669-3030                                                        

211                                                                    Dial 211 for information and referrals (ie: list of Manchester Food Pantries)

Catholic Medical Center                                    603-668-3545

Elliott Hospital                                                  603-669-5300                                                  

Manchester EOC Hotline                                      603-668-1547                                                      Any Manchester resident in need of assistance should call Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00-3:00 pm.

                                                   

 

Bridge. Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM

Published: 4/16/2019 - Activities

The Bridge group is looking for some more players. If you are interested in playing please join us in playing the game on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM.

FREE - Computer Classes

Published: 4/16/2019 - Activities

Computer classes are scheduled throughout the month. One-on-one support is available for one hour of personalized tutoring. Stop by the front desk to register for this FREE service or give us a call at 603-624-6533.

Fitness Room

Published: 8/31/2018 - Announcements

Have you visited our fitness room? Our Fitness Room is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment available to our members. All interested individuals must sign up for an equipment orientation session with Mark who is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Senior Services Specialist at the Senior Center. Members will pay $5.00 monthly to utilize the Fitness Room. Members who complete the orientation will be given a card showing they have successfully completed their fitness room training. Fitness room hours are now expanded to Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Thursday 12:00 to 4:30 PM. For more information please stop by the front desk or call 624-6533.

Trips

Published: 8/21/2018 - Day & Overnight Travel

Take advantage of some of the exciting trips with New England Coach for day or overnight trips. Make sure to call the number below at 603-895-3000 or Toll Free at 1-866-560-1919 to reserve your spot on these trips. You may also look at their website at www.newenglandcoach.com. Make sure to tell them that you are a member of the William B Cashin Senior Center. Sponsored by New England Coach.

Qi Gong. Wednesdays 1:00 PM $5.00 per class.

Published: 8/21/2018 - Activities

Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise that combines breathwork, gentle movement, and visualization, while focusing on bone density, balance, and range of motion. Participants will be guided through two sets of Qi Gong. This class is perfect for beginners, and runs for about an hour including 45 minutes of movement followed by simple meditation and reflection. No prior Qi Gong knowledge is required and movements are adaptable to any level of physical ability. Everyone who is willing to learn is welcome!

VNA Foot Clinic.

Published: 7/27/2018 - Monthly Clinics

The Registered Nurses from the Visiting Nurses Association of Manchester & Southern NH are here every month to help with your foot needs. Foot Care Clinics help to maintain healthy feet that allow us to be active, reduce the risk of falls and decrease complications of diabetes and poor circulation. For a fee of $30.00, the foot clinic services includes a foot soak, trim and file nails, assessment of general foot health, foot care education and a referral to physicians when necessary. Diabetic patients who take anticoagulants or have PVD (Peripheral Vascular Disease) must have a note from their physician before services are provided. You MUST be a member of the William B Cashin Senior Center prior to receiving this service. To become a member of the Senior Center just stop by Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM to fill out a membership card and show proof of address. All members must contact the VNA directly to schedule their appointments at 622--3781. Sponsored by the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH.

FREE Hearing Screenings

Published: 7/27/2018 - Monthly Clinics

Every month Chris is here to perform FREE hearing screenings, clean your hearing aid(s), perform minor repairs and answer any questions that you may have regarding hearing aids, etc. Chris is also able to get batteries for your devices at an affordable price. Check with him before purchasing your batteries at a local department store. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Affordable Hearing.

Acrylic Painting Class. Fridays at 9:30 AM $10.00 per class.

Published: 12/14/2017 - Activities

Join local artist, Anthony Williams for some instruction in painting Friday mornings. All levels and abilities welcome. Anthony is happy to help build your skills and create masterpieces. All supplies are provided for this 2 hour class.

Diabetic Shoe Clinic. 1st Thursday of each month. 9:30 AM. Must make appointment.

Published: 12/7/2017 - Monthly Clinics

Are you diabetic? Did you know that one of your Medicare benefits includes a FREE pair of shoes and inserts every year? Call Leanne at 828-6762 to schedule an appointment for your fitting. Sponsored by Pro Medical East.

Tai Chi. Fridays 12:00 PM $5.00 per class.

Published: 9/1/2016 - Activities

Mediation in Motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements and breathwork. Tai Chi improves balance, increases range of motion, strengthens the body, and cleanses the mind. No prior Tai Chi knowledge is required and movements are adaptable to any level of physical ability. Everyone who is willing to learn is welcome!

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Contact Information

City of Manchester
Senior Services Department

William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center
151 Douglas Street
Manchester, NH 03101

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Phone: (603) 624-6533
Fax: (603) 628-6159

Senior Center Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Website Shortcut:
manchesternh.gov/Senior

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