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Presentations & Special Events
Halloween Party. Thursday October 26th at 1:00 PM
Please join us for a spooky good time! Put on your best costume for the costume contest while enjoying some light refreshments and listening to music. Trick or Treat! Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your seat! Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Coping with Stress During the Holidays. Wednesday November 15th at 11:00 AM
Thanksgiving through New Years can be a stressful time of year for everyone. This session will offer practical tips about being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support that can help ward off stress and depression that accompanies the holidays. You may even end up enjoying the holidays this year! Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your space. ?Sponsored by Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.
Anthem BC/BS Medicare Annual Enrollment Seminar. Monday October 30th at 1:00 PM
Come in and learn how Anthem's MediBlue plans can save you money in 2018 and provide comprehensive benefits you need during this once a year Open Enrollment time between October 15th and December 7th. During this event you will learn about MediBlue Plus and Coordination Plus, Anthem's new low premium HMO plan which includes dental, vision, and hearing benefits and much more. Those with both Medicare and Medicaid qualify for zero premium. 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 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Anthem BC/BS Medicare Annual Enrollment Seminar. Thursday November 30th at 1:00 PM
Come in and learn how Anthem's MediBlue plans can save you money in 2018 and provide comprehensive benefits you need during this once a year Open Enrollment time between October 15th and December 7th. During this event you will be provided with 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 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Stages of Senior Care. Wednesday December 13th at 11:00 AM
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.
Advanced Directives. Thursday December 14th at 12:30 PM
Did you know that 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, however only 27% of people have actually done so? Making decisions about medical care is not always easy but it is your right to participate in and plan for your care. An Advanced Directive will give you a voice in making medical decisions if you become unable to speak for yourself. If you or your loved one are in the 73% who have not started the conversation, join WISE for an informational session. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by WISE, Women in Support of Elders is a group of local women involved in every aspect of senior care.
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 Balance Assessments- Tuesday November 14th and December 12th at 10:00 AM
Join us for a Free Balance Assessment. During your assessment a Physical Therapist will be able to check your balance and make recommendations to improve or maintain balance. 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 5-Minute Chair Massages- Tuesday November 14th and December 12th at 10:00 AM
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 Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays November 8th and 27th and December 13th and 18th 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.
Memory Screening. Tuesday November 21st - 11:00 AM
The Arbors of Bedford will be here to perform memory and cognitive screenings. Drop-in for your screening and test your mental sharpness. Sponsored by The Arbors of Bedford.
Home Health and Hospice Foot Clinic. Tuesday November 28th and December 19th at 9:00 AM
The nurses from Home Health and Hospice are here every other month to help with your foot care needs. As we age it becomes more difficult to take care of our feet. Feet are an important part of our everyday activities. Please call 603-882-2941 to schedule your foot care appointment. Sponsored by Home Health and Hospice.
Ceramics Mondays September 11th, 25th, and October 23rd 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Join us for a ceramics class where you will get the opportunity to paint already fired pieces from our inventory. The instructor will also bring some pieces in for you to finish to take home or give to others.
Walk the Walk. Wednesdays 9:00 AM
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.
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.
Qi Gong. Wednesdays 1:00 PM $5.00 per class.
Qi Gong is our NEWEST Health and Wellness program and will start September 20, 2017. 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 classChair 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.
Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday November 16th at 2:00 PM - $5.00
Join us for a Movie Matinee. Stop by the front desk to vote for your choice of movie for November. Afternoon matinee will include hotdogs, popcorn, candy and soda. Please sign-up at least 1 week prior to showing of the movie.