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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.


New to Medicare Workshop- February 12th- 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Published: 1/15/2018 - 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.

Fraud and Online Protection for Seniors. Wednesday February 14th at 11:00 AM

Published: 1/14/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

During this presentation, you will learn why seniors become targets for scams and how to report them. We will discuss common scams that seniors experience through the mail, phone and online and then discuss ways that you can protect yourself and others from being victims of a scam. ?Sponsored by Home Instead.

Journey Around The World. Starting January 22nd on Mondays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/21/2017 - Activities

Participants will have a chance to travel around the world while engaging in cultural activities such as arts and crafts, word search puzzles, crosswords and bingo games. A passport will be made at the start of the group and each week will focus on a different country. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Health and Wellness. Starting January 23rd on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/21/2017 - Activities

Each week will focus on a different topic: Chair Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition, Stress Management and Meditation. We will discuss ways in which members of the senior community cope with stress and make healthy choices. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

What's your Story? Starting January 24th on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/21/2017 - Activities

Writing memoirs throughout a lifespan and activities related to the memoir. Some activities will include: Collaborative teamwork, social interactions, gathering prior significant moments in one's history and getting familiar with others in a positive writing setting. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Write and Create. Starting January 25th on Thursdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/21/2017 - Activities

Each week will have a new though-provoking work as the theme. Members will creatively write anything that comes to mind about that work in journals (could be a poem, short story, etc.). A craft activity will be included.  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Hooked on Books. Starting January 26th on Fridays at 9:00 AM

Published: 12/21/2017 - Activities

The group will choose one book to read over the course of 12 weeks. The students will facilitate a discussion, interactive games and trivia. Group members will journal throughout their assigned readings to keep notes and thoughts to bring to the group. The group will finish the program by watching a movie based on the book. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

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.

Winter Weather Advisory.

Published: 12/14/2017 - Announcements

Please refer to our handbook regarding inclement weather. If school is canceled it may be a good sign that the weather will continue to make driving treacherous. Please don't take any unnecessary risks. Your safety is our first and only concern. Please note that SJCS-Meals on Wheels program does cancel home deliveries as well as congregate dining. Cancelations are announced on local TV and radio stations. Listen to WZID or watch WMUR for cancellations.

Matter of Balance class. Thursdays starting January 18, 2018 for 8 weeks at 9:00 AM

Published: 12/14/2017 - 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 January 18, 2018.  Classes will be held on Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:30 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. 

FREE Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays January 10th and 22nd and February 14th and 26th at 10:00 AM

Published: 12/11/2017 - 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.

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.

Home Health and Hospice Foot Clinic. Tuesday January 23rd and February 20th at 9:00 AM

Published: 11/20/2017 - Monthly Clinics

Home Health and Hospice 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. The foot clinic service includes a foot soak, trim and file nails, assessment of general foot health, a foot massage, foot care education and a referral to physicians when necessary. The foot clinic is staffed with licensed professionals that include RN's, LPN's and LNA's. Please call Addie Perez at 603-689-2899 to schedule at appointment. Fee is $30.00 payable at time of service.


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 our NEWEST Health and Wellness program. 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. 

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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