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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.


FREE Nursing Home, Medicaid, and Elder Law Workshop. Thursdays April 16th and 23rd at 1:00 PM

Published: 3/16/2020 - Workshops

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.

FREE - Balance and Pain Assessments. Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Published: 3/14/2020 - Monthly Clinics

Pain & Balance Assessments - Do you have physical pain or concerns about your balance? If so, stop by CPTE's Pain & Balance Assessment session. A physical therapist from our clinic will be at the Senior Center to assess your pain and/or your balance, as well as answer any questions about injuries or physical issues. We will discuss our findings with you and discuss ways to reduce pain and improve your balance and stability. Please stop by the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to make your appointment. Sponsored by the Center For Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE).

FREE - New to Medicare Workshop. Monday April 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Published: 3/13/2020 - Workshops

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.

Thanks to our Volunteers.

Published: 3/1/2020 - Announcements

Thank you to all our volunteers here at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center! The Senior Center would not be able to organize many activities, or events without the help from our volunteers. Staff and members appreciate all that you do!

Seniors Eating Well. Monday March 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM for 6 weeks.

Published: 2/29/2020 - Workshops

A FREE 6 week series offered through UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program. Workshop will meet for 1 hour on Mondays. Presented and instructed by UNH Dietetic Interns and Heidi Bennett, UNH Extension Teacher. A discusion of various nutritional topics important to seniors and a healthy snack will be provided at each session. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program.

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday March 12th and April 30th at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 2/13/2020 - 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.

Health and Wellness - A Holistic Approach Starting January 29, 2020 on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 1/29/2020 - Presentations & Special Events

Health & Wellness - A Holistic Approach can be defined as: Health-a state of being; and Wellness-a state of living a healthy lifestyle. In this 12 week group program you will enhance your personal health; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and environmentally! Join us on our way to maintaining a natural lifestyle. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 as space is limited.  Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Travel Across the United States by Car. Starting January 30, 2020 on Thursdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/30/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Join us in our creative travel through the United States. This is sure to be a fun-filled adventure of cultures, customs, rituals, and foods of each destination along the way with crafty projects and socialization with your travel partners. Join us in this 12 week adventure across the United States!  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Hooked on Books - A Challenging Book Club. Starting January 28, 2020 on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/29/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

If reading and challenging discussion with a creative twist sparks your interest, than this is for you! Deep disucssion, journaling, charting, and challenging games are all part of this 12 week program.  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Pinochle. Fridays at 12:30 PM

Published: 11/25/2019 - 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 is Available 2019-2020.

Published: 11/25/2019 - Announcements

Fuel Assistance benefits from $158 to $1575 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, household size, and annual heating cost. Some income is counted back 365 days.Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be repaid. The Fuel Assistance Program MAY PAY a portion of 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.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 11/25/2019 - 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!

Are You Dressing Properly for the Season?

Published: 11/1/2019 - 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. Stay comfortable by keeping yourself hydrated, and wearing layers is best.

FREE - Computer Classes

Published: 4/16/2019 - Activities

Computer classes are scheduled throughout the month. One-on-one support is available for one hour of personalized tutoring. 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!

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.

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.

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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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

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