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Presentations & Special Events

Benefits of Home Rehab Therapies - Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Wednesday September 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Did you know that rehab therapy can be provided in the home? Join a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist from the VNA of Manchester to learn about the different therapies that can be provided in the comfort of your home. The clinicians will review rehab services and the differences between physical, occupational and speech therapies and what you can expect if your physician orders these for you. This will be an interactive session so bring your questions and become an informed healthcare consumer. Hope to see you there! Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by VNA of Manchester & Southern NH.

Drumming Circle with Nancy VanBenschoten. Monday September 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Drumming is such a fun way for people to connect. It is great exercise and reduces stress. Drum circles for seniors have been known to help in the following areas:

  • Reduce tension, anxiety, depression and stress
  • Boosting the immune system and increasing energy
  • Controlling chronic pain
  • Releasing negative feelings
  • Making social interactions and feeling a sense of community
  • Improving joint mobility, posture and motor skills
  • Releasing negative feelings and emotional trauma

To join this event please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your space. Sponsored by Arete Rehab.

Medicare Open Enrollment. Monday October 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Get an early start and all your Medicare questions answered. Come hear about Anthem's new Medicare plans for 2020. Joanne Sherwood will present an informative seminar on the basics of Medicare and how to choose the best plan for you. Anthem has a full suite of products to choose from including Suppliments, Advantage Plans, Part D plans and a Special Needs Plan that reduces out of pocket costs to as low $0 for those who qualify. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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

Qualified volunteers will be available every Thursday beginning October 24th 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 an appointment. Sponsored by ServiceLink.

Monthly Clinics

Diabetic Shoe Clinic. 1st Thursday of each month. 9:30 AM. Must make appointment.

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.

FREE Hearing Screenings

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.

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.

Flu Shot Clinic. Monday September 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

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.

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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.

Workshops

FREE Nursing Home, Medicaid, and Elder Law Workshop. Thursdays October 10th and 17th at 1:00 PM

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.

Anthem BC/BS Medicare Annual Enrollment Seminar. Monday October 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Come in and learn how Anthem's MediBlue plans can save you money in 2020 and provide comprehensive benefits you need during this once a year Open Enrollment time between October 24th and November 21st. Learn about MediBlue Plus and Coordination Plus. Anthems low premium HMO plan which includes dental, vision, and hearing benefits and much more! Those with both Medicare and NH Medicaid qualify for a zero premium. Don't miss this informative seminar! This presentation will provide information on Anthem's PPO plans, giving you flexibility to access out of network doctors and facilities at reasonable costs. All Medicare and supplement questions will be answered after the seminar and refreshments will be served. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and presented by Joanne Sherwood.

Activities

Acrylic Painting Class. Fridays at 9:30 AM $10.00 per class.

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.

FREE - Computer Classes

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

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.

Tai Chi. Fridays 12:00 PM $5.00 per class.

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!

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

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!

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday September 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Announcements

Lets hear it for The Friends of the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center.

On August 18, 2019 the Friends of the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center took over 130 members and their families out to the ball park to watch our own Fisher Cats play the Portland Sea Dogs. Each member was give a nice ticket behind home plate, a baseball cap and food voucher for the game. The Friends of The William B Cashin Senior Activity Center have been generous in their fund raising efforts to bring quality events to our members over the years like Lobster Fests and Casino Trips to name a few. Thanks again to the Friends of the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center!

Fitness Room

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, 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.

Day & Overnight Travel

Trips

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.

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