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Welcome to Senior Services


Gail A. Senno, MSW, LCSW

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Manchester’s Senior Services Department website.  Senior Services is committed to the development of comprehensive programing and education in health and wellness and recreational activities. 

Our goal is to enrich the general well- being and quality of life to Manchester’s more mature population while preventing social isolation.


Cooking Demonstration. Tuesday May 15th at 9:30 AM

Published: 4/16/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Award-winning, culinary trained chefs of Carlyle Place in Bedford and Courville of Manchester will bring their talents and tantalizing recipes to the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center. They will whip up some of their favorite kitchen treats. You never know what garden fresh selections they might prepare to help stretch your budget while helping you to learn about making one pot meals. Come by to see and taste what's cookin! Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Courville Communities.

Tips for Transitioning Home from Short-Term Rehab or a Hospital Stay. Wednesday May 16th at 11:00 AM

Published: 4/16/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Returning home from a hospital or short-term rehab stay can be a welcome concept, but also daunting if you require clinical support. Learn about the key elements you should be aware of when transitioning between settings. In this session, VNA speakers will cover physical and social aspects of a safe and smooth transition back to your home. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. ?Sponsored by Visiting Nurses Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.

Summer Fun in Manchester.

Published: 4/16/2018 - Announcements

Are you looking for something different to do this summer? Take a few minutes and check out our Summer Fun in Manchester binder that is located at the front desk. We have put together a list of concerts in the park, baseball schedule, and a variety of activities for adults and children alike. Plan to take in something new during the summer and enjoy a variety of activities with friends and family. Summer Fun in Manchester binder will be available after May 1, 2018 at the front desk.

Scam Protection for Seniors. Monday May 7th at 1:00 PM

Published: 4/9/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Scam Protection for Seniors is presented by Community Police Officer Steve Duquette of the Manchester Police Department. This presentation is specially geared toward seniors and the scams that target them through the phone, internet and mail. Find out how you can prevent becoming a victim and protect yourself from scams. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by the Manchester Police Department.

FREE Balance Assessments- Tuesday May 8th at 10:00 AM

Published: 4/9/2018 - Monthly Clinics

The risks and consequences of falling increase as we age. A physical therapist will assess your balance or any aches or pains that make it hard to get around. Please  call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by the Center For Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE).

FREE 5-Minute Chair Massages- Tuesday May 8th at 10:00 AM

Published: 4/9/2018 - Monthly Clinics

Join us for a Free 5-Minute Chair Massage by a licensed therapist.  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by the Center For Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE).

Mindfulness and Meditation. Fridays 1:00 PM $2.00 per class.

Published: 4/6/2018 - Activities

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we're doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around us. If you have ever felt yourself veering from a matter at hand or your mind taking flight or just feeling anxious then please come to this class which is to be generally held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.

FREE - Walk the Walk. Wednesdays 9:00 AM starts May 2nd.

Published: 4/4/2018 - Activities

The walking group will be going to walk the track across from the Senior Activity Center or along the Manchester Rail Trail. Walking activity will take approximately 30-45 minutes and participants must be able to walk without assistance. Participants are advised to carry a water bottle as well as bring bug spray and sunscreen.

Workout Warriors. Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM starts May 1st.

Published: 4/2/2018 - Activities

Workout Warriors is a Exercise class taught in a small group setting. During this class, the instructor will lead you through a proper warm-up and cool-down, work on flexibilty and stretching, use hand weights and leg weights for strength training, use of bands and tubing for resistance training, Body weight exercises, and small ball exercises. The class can accomodate only 15-20 people, so all members must sign-up at front desk or call 603-624-6533 to register. There is a $2.00 donation per class.

Forever Young Exercise Program - Thursdays beginning March 22nd at 9:00 AM

Published: 2/22/2018 - Activities

Forever Young exercise program is an 8 week program sponsored by Manchester Community College at the Senior Center that is back by popular demand. Sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 for this personalized exercise program with the option to try a variety of workouts for your fitness level. Sponsored by Manchester Community College.

FREE Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays May 9th and June 13th and 25th at 10:00 AM

Published: 2/14/2018 - 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.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 12/14/2017 - Activities

This group meets every Friday for socialization as well as learning new techniques in fiber crafts. Every year the Senior Center participates in Making hats and mittens for local children. Come see what it's all about!

Acrylic Painting Class. Fridays at 9:00 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 Step Lightly.


Published: 11/20/2017 - Announcements

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

Published: 8/29/2017 - Activities

Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times , often stretching the body, improving balance, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of how the body moves through space. This 60 minute class will include 45 minutes of gentle movements followed by a simple meditation and reflection. No prior Qi Gong knowledge is required and movements are adaptable to any level of physical activity. 

William B Cashin Senior Activity Center Community Cookbook Fundraiser

Published: 4/19/2017 - Announcements

In collaboration with city departments the Senior Center will be creating a cookbook for fundraising. If you are interested in contributing a recipe to the cookbook please stop by the front desk to pick up a form. All recipes must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2017.

Chair Yoga. Thursdays 11:00 AM $5.00 per class

Published: 9/1/2016 - Activities

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is a perfect way to relax from head to toe without the stress of getting out of your chair.

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. 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 activity. 

Adult Coloring Classes. Mondays 10:00 AM $1.00 per class.

Published: 7/11/2016 - Activities

Adult Coloring is more than just a fun pass time it can relieve stress and reduce anxiety. It also stimulates the analytical and creative areas of the brain. The instructor keeps the class interesting by teaching various techniques and tools. Classes take place Mondays at 10:00 AM.

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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

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