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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.


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

Published: 8/23/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

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.

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

Published: 8/18/2019 - Announcements

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!

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

Published: 8/18/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

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.

Senior Center Art Show and Reception. Thursday September 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Published: 8/12/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Please join us for light refreshments and an art show displaying works by Senior Center members and volunteers. Participate in voting for the people's choice award and see all the creativity the Senior Center has to offer. 

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

Published: 8/10/2019 - 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).

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

Published: 8/10/2019 - 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).

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday August 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 7/29/2019 - 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.

Balance and Stability Training Workshop. Monday July 15, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Published: 6/15/2019 - Workshops

If you want to improve your balance and reduce the risk of falling, this class is for you. Fred Daniels, Exercise Specialist with Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will take you through exercises to improve strength, flexibility and stability. The exercises will include strength, flexibility and balance specific exericises. In addition, you will work on strategies to reduce the risk of falling when you lose your balance. The class will meet for 30 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks. Please sign up at the front desk or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by CPTE.

Are You Dressing Properly for the Season?

Published: 5/1/2019 - Announcements

The warm 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. To stay comfortable keep yourself hydrated, and wear light layers rather than polyester or heavy fabrics.

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, 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.


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.

Summer Fun in Manchester.

Published: 4/16/2018 - Announcements

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, 2019 at the front desk.

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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