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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.


Free Nursing Home, Medicaid, and Elder Law Workshop. Thursdays October 11th and 18th at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/11/2018 - Workshops

At this FREE  legal seminar, Elder Law Attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime savings from a prolonged nursing home stay, how to avoid probate, plus strategies for passing assets safely and efficiently. Attorney Beasley, former chairman of the American Bar Association's Elder Law Committee, presents this  lively and engaging seminar in everyday language, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Please call 1-800-370-5010 to register for this FREE program. Sponsored by Beasley and Ferber, PA.

Matter of Balance class. Wednesdays starting October 10, 2018 for 8 weeks at 11:00 AM

Published: 9/10/2018 - Activities

Do you have concerns about falling?  A Matter of Balance can help.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and so they start to restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will be offering this program at the William Cashin Senior Center beginning October 10, 2018.  Classes will be held on Thursdays at 11:00 AM for 8 weeks.  The fee for the full 8 week program is $15.  In the Matter of Balance program, you will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  So, if you have concerns about falls, have restricted activities due to the fear of falling, or are interested in improving your balance, strength, and flexibility, then consider taking a Matter of Balance.  Sign up at the Front Desk or call 603-624-6533 to register.  If you have any questions, please call Fred Daniels (Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise) at 603-880-0488. Sponsored by Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise.

Preparing for Loss. Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Published: 9/10/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Regardless of what people think about death, many individuals don't feel comfortable talking about death, dying and grieving. While talking about death is not easy, end-of-life planning is vital to ensuring the individuals wishes are carried out at the end of his or her life. In this presentation we will be talking about why death is an often avoided topic as well as discuss that importance of end-of-life planning and having wishes known. We will also discuss options throughout the continuum of care for seniors and discuss resources that are available. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve a seat at this presentation. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

Free! Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Published: 9/3/2018 - Monthly Clinics

Free! Blood pressure is an important screening as high blood pressure usually has no symptoms. It can't be detected without being measured, and greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Rivier University Nurse Practitioner students will be offering free blood pressure screenings. There will also be an opportunity to help the students learn about your emotional experience as an older adult, by taking a brief survey. Sponsored by Rivier University.

Fitness Room

Published: 8/31/2018 - Announcements

If you are interested in using the NEW Fitness Room then please sign-up for an orientation at the front desk. Only members who have completed an orientation with Mark who is a Certified Fitness Trainer will be allowed admittance to the fitness room for equipment use. There will be a monthly donation of $5.00 for use of this room along with a special fitness card for each member who has successfully completed their fitness  orientation. For more information please stop by the front desk or call 624-6533.

Travel Presentation. Thursday September 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Published: 8/27/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

"If happiness is the goal-and it should be, then adventures should be a priority." Richard Branson    Join us on Thursday, September 27th at 1:00 PM for a travel presentation on 3 exciting destinations; America's Canyon County, Iceland and the Rhine River. Megan Long from Mayflower Cruises & Tours will be here at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center with details on what could be your next exciting adventure! Perhaps you would like to see the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon or maybe the Blue Lagoon? How would you like to visit 4 countries while on one amazing river cruise through Europe? Whatever your desired trip may be, Megan looks forward to meeting you and telling you more about these remarkable opportunities. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Mayflower Cruises and Tours.

Flu Shot Clinic. Monday September 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Published: 8/24/2018 - Monthly Clinics

Sign-up at the front desk to receive your annual flu shot. This services is brought to the Senior Center by Registered Nurses of the VNA. Don't miss out on this opportunity (FREE for those who do have Medicare Part B). The Flu Shot Clinic is limited in time from 1:00 - 2:00 PM so make sure you reserve  your annual flu shot by signing at the front desk quickly. Sponsored by the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH.

Lost and Found.

Published: 8/21/2018 - Announcements

If anyone has lost items, please be sure to check at the reception desk. Any items not claimed by October 1, 2018 will be donated.


Published: 8/21/2018 - Announcements

To our valued volunteers and activity monitors, please don't forget to log your hours when you check-in at the kiosk. 


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 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!

Better Posture as You Age. Thursday September 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Published: 8/20/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Posture is part of our physical presence and is often taken for granted. It's how we stand and how we sit. Posture can change with our mood, our lifestyle, and with our health. What many people don't realize is that poor posture can lead to a number of physical and medical issues including increasing your risk of falling. The staff at Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE) will explain what posture is physically, how important posture is for our health, and then explain how we can improve and maintain good posture. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your spot at this valuable presentation. Sponsored by CPTE.

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 $20.00, 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.

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 May to November at 9:00 AM

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 30-60 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. Cost $2.00 per class.

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.

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 9:30 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 Step Lightly.

Senior Center Community Cookbook. Cost $5.00

Published: 11/20/2017 - Announcements

$5 Pick up your copy at the Senior Center today!

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 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!

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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