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Welcome to Senior Services

SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTORS MESSAGE

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.

News

Stages of Senior Care. Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 2/13/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

This presentation is designed to educate and guide individuals through the continuum of care that elders typically need. The areas that will be discussed will be: The options seniors have and the pros and cons of each, The different costs and funding, What to look for and avoid, How to know which option is right and How to deal with any complications (e.g. Family Conflict and Caregiver Stress). Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.

FREE Balance Assessments- Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Published: 2/12/2019 - Monthly Clinics

Winter is here. The snow will pile up, the streets and walking paths will get slick, and the cold will stiffen the muscles and limbs we use to keep ourselves stable. 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 March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Published: 2/12/2019 - 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).

Introduction to Irish Step Dancing. Monday March 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 2/11/2019 - Workshops

Just in time for St Patrick's Day! Come learn some traditional Irish Step Dancing. A short instructional session on the basics of Irish Step Dancing will be provided prior to the class. Activity will include cheerful and lively music, basic steps, and light jumping. Class will be led by Ashlyn Rockwell, T.C.R.G., and dance instructor from the McGonagle School. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by: Humana.

FREE - Afternoon Tea - Thursday March 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 2/7/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

There is nothing better than warming up with a hot cup of tea and pastries. Sign-up at the front desk to enjoy this fun gathering or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Keeping Manchester Children Warm

Published: 1/15/2019 - Announcements

Thank you to all the Knit and Crochet group participants who helped to create and donate handmade hats, mittens, and scarves to local schools. This is a much appreciated donation of your time and efforts which has made a positive difference in our community!

Are You Dressing Properly for the Season?

Published: 12/18/2018 - Announcements

The cold weather is upon us. Please make sure to dress accordingly. The building is approximately 15,000 square feet keeping the temperatures regulated in such a huge building can be difficult. To stay comfortable be sure to dress in layers.

Pinochle. Fridays at 12:30 PM

Published: 12/18/2018 - Activities

The Pinochle group is looking for some more players. If you are interested in playing please join us in playing the game on Fridays at 12:30 PM.

Help With Home Energy Costs.

Published: 12/18/2018 - Announcements

Fuel Assistance benefits from $75 to $1125 may be available to homeowners or renters during the winter heating season. Elgibility and benefit amounts are determined by GROSS household income for a 30 day period going back from the appointment day along with household size and annual heating cost. Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be repaid. The Fuel Assistance Program MAY PAY your rent if the heat is included in the rent and your rent is not subsidized. Subsidized tenants who pay their own heat may qualify for a benefit. The Electric Assistance Program (EAP) provides customers of participating electric utilities with discounts on their monthly electric bill.  Renters, subsidized renters, and homeowners who receive an electric bill can apply for EAP. Apply for both programs by calling for an appointment today! Please call Southern New Hampshire Services at 603-647-4470 or 800-322-1073 to schedule that appointment or if you have any further questions.

Seniors Helping Seniors

Published: 12/18/2018 - Announcements

Located on the bulletin board near the reception desk is an area for Seniors who would like to help other members of the senior center. Those who want to assist others just need to put their name and phone number on a piece of paper and put it under the Seniors Helping Seniors heading. Any member requiring assistance can contact the people listed on the board. Together these individuals can work out an agreement. 

Dominoes. Mondays at 8:30 AM

Published: 10/22/2018 - Activities

Mexican Train Dominoes is played every Monday morning. Mexican Train Dominoes has just the right mix of skill and luck. Join the competition and fun with this group Monday mornings. No sign-up is necessary.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 10/22/2018 - 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 and see what it's all about!

Winter Weather Advisory.

Published: 10/22/2018 - Announcements

Please refer to our handbook regarding inclement weather. If school is cancelled 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. Cancellations are announced on local TV and radio stations. Listen to WZID or watch WMUR for cancellations.

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. Fitness room hours are now expanded to Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 4:00 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senior Center Community Cookbook. Cost $5.00

Published: 11/20/2017 - Announcements

Pick up your copy at the Senior Center for $5.00 today! The  recepies in this book were donated by our Senior Center members and staff along with other City of Manchester employees. 

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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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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