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Presentations & Special Events

Lunch and Learn - Safety for Seniors. July 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM

FREE - This informative presentation will descuss "Safety for Seniors" and provide a light lunch. Please register at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by Caring Companions. 

Let's Talk About Driving. Tuesday August 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Let's Talk about Driving features a wealth of resources for older adults and their families. Whether they are still on the road or have chosen to give up their keys, having that conversation is a good first step. However research conducted by Home Instead Senior Care Network, revealed that most people aren't talking. Fear can keep families silent. Fortunately, there are many options out there, to keep seniors safely on the road longer as well prevent isolation when they choose to give up driving. Please call 624-6533 or stop by our front desk to reserve your seat. Sponsored by Home Instead.

NH Legal Assistance Work with Seniors. Thursday August 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM

This informative presentation is specially geared toward seniors. New Hampshire Legal Assistance's Senior Law Project (SLP) assists our state's most economically and socially needy seniors with civil legal problems including consumer debt collection, financial exploitation, housing, property taxes, nursing home/assisted living transfer/discharge, Social Security denials, and Medical denials. Another topic will be on how New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) has received a grant from the Mary Gale Foundation to assist senior women in the greater Manchester area to ensure that they are receiving all of the public benefits they are entitled to, and are offering individual "Benefits Check-ups" to anyone interested. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by New Hampshire Legal Assistance's Senior Law Project.

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 Step Lightly.

FREE Hearing Screening- Monday July 23rd at 10:00 AM

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. Monday August 6, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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.

FREE Hearing Screening- Wednesday August 8th at 10:00 AM

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. Monday August 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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.

VNA Foot Clinic. Monday August 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

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.

FREE Hearing Screening- Monday August 27th at 10:00 AM

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.

Workshops

Art Workshop. Wednesdays for 8 weeks starting July 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Beginning Wednesday July 11th at 9:30 AM. The focus of this 8 week workshop will be diamond painting. Diamond painting is an easy and enjoyable activity for crafters young and old. Based on the same concept as mosaics and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting uses tiny "diamond" like facets to create colorful designs and patterns for finished work of art that sparkle. Please sign-up early as this activity has limited space. All supplies will be provided for a $5.00 fee. The workshop will be instructed by Emily, Senior Center staff and art instructor.

New to Medicare Workshop. Monday August 13th at 2:00 PM

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.

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.

Computer Classes

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

Adult Coloring Classes. Mondays 10:00 AM $1.00 per class.

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.

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

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. 

Mindfulness and Meditation. Fridays 1:00 PM $2.00 per class.

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.

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

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

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.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

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!

Workout Warriors. Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM

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.

FREE - Walk the Walk. Wednesdays 9:00 AM starts May 2nd.

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 30-45 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.

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday August 30th 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. 

Announcements

Summer Fun in Manchester.

Are you looking for something different to do this summer? Take a few minutes and check out our Summer Fun in Manchester binder that is located at the front desk. We have put together a list of concerts in the park, baseball schedule, and a variety of activities for adults and children alike. Plan to take in something new during the summer and enjoy a variety of activities with friends and family. Summer Fun in Manchester binder will be available after May 1, 2018 at the front desk.

Cookbook

Pick up your copy at the Senior Center today!

William B Cashin Senior Activity Center Community Cookbook Fundraiser

In collaboration with city departments the Senior Center will be creating a cookbook for fundraising. If you are interested in contributing a recipe to the cookbook please stop by the front desk to pick up a form. All recipes must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2017.

Fitness Room Coming Soon!

The rumours are true! We will soon have a fitness room with state-of-the-art equipment available to members. All interested individuals must sign up for an equipment training session with Mark, who is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Senior Center Staff member. For more information please stop by the front desk or call 624-6533.

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