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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.


Dementia Simulation - Monday November 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 10/18/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Why should you participate in Dementia Live? To elevate care, compassion and empathy for those with dementia, we must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels. The Dementia Live program provides an "inside-out" understanding of dementia enabling participants to experience and feel what it might be like to struggle with any level of cognitive impairment. Persons with dementia interpret the world around them differently than those without dementia. The reality they once knew slowly changes over time. For their families, coworkers, friends and care partners, these changes are mysterious, unpredictable and unsettling. Unfortunately, family members and others respond to these changes in a way that, while meant to be helpful, can sometimes result in an emotional outburst or withdrawal by the individual with dementia. While no one really understands what parts of the brain are undergoing change at any given time, the resulting behaviors are often more difficult to comprehend and respond to appropriately.  Sign-up for your dementia simulation at the front desk, or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Presented by The Arbors at Bedford.

40/70 and 70/40 Rule. Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 10/16/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

The 40/70 rule and the 70/40 rule allows for adult children, seniors and community providers to have conversations around topics that are often times challenging and want to be avoided. During this presentation, we will discuss how to put together an Action Plan for Successful Aging. We will also discuss how to start and have successful conversations around financial choices, health, end of life care, aging in place and more. This program and presentation allows for conversations to happen early, before a crisis occurs. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.

WMUR's Jennifer Vaughn. Thursday November 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Published: 10/16/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Jennifer Vaughn is both a trusted NH news anchor and author. She'll be bringing along a taste of both for a presentation and book event. Join her for a discussion on the media, presidential politics, and her new book, Shadow Kid, which has been honored with a Bronze Medal for Excellence in Writing in the International Readers Favorite Book Contest. Jennifer will also have copies of her four other books, Last Flight Out, Throw Away Girls, Legacy Girls, and Echo Valley, available for purchase. She is happy to answer questions in what will be a lively, participatory appearance. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Presented by Jennifer Vaughn, news anchor from WMUR television.

Nutrition Workshop with UNH Cooperative Extension. Thursday November 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 10/16/2019 - Workshops

Seniors Eating Well, it all starts with nutrition and health. A FREE Series of Workshops offered through UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program. Each workshop will be a discussion on a different nutrition topic, the November 7th topic will be, "Great Grain Discoveries." This lesson will help you understand what a whole grain is, and why they are beneficial for good health. Enjoy a whole grain snack provided by the Extension Teacher, Heidi Bennett. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your space. Presented by UNH Cooperative Extension.

FREE 5-Minute Chair Massages- Tuesday November 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Published: 10/12/2019 - 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).

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

Published: 10/12/2019 - 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).

Halloween All Day Games, Wednesday October 30, 2019 starting at 9:30 AM

Published: 9/30/2019 - Activities

Come join us for All Day Games and Bingo where Breakfast, Lunch, and Dessert will be provided. Cost for this event is $12.00 and tickets are on sale from October 8th to October 18th. Make sure you wear your Spooky attire as this year has Halloween theme. Hope to see you all there!

Medicare Open Enrollment. October 24, 2019 to November 21, 2019 on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Published: 9/24/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Qualified volunteers will be available every Thursday from October 24th until November 21st to assist you with selecting a Medicare Part D plan that could be more economical for your prescription drug needs. Please call 644-2240 to schedule your appointment. Sponsored by ServiceLink.

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday October 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 9/24/2019 - 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 at least 1 week prior to showing of movie.

FREE - Computer Classes

Published: 4/16/2019 - Activities

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

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.

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.


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!

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.

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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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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