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Welcome to Senior Services

SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTORS MESSAGE

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.

News

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday December 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 11/15/2018 - 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. 

Working After Retirement. Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Published: 11/12/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

People are living longer and because of this, many seniors work after they have retired. Post-retirement jobs could be voluntary, part-time paid work or following a dream that is now possible! There are many benefits to working after retirement and we will discuss how older adults still have a lot to give to society and their communities. In this presentation we will discuss statistics about older adults in the workforce, the benefits that post-retirement jobs have on older adults and opportunities that are out there and continuing to grow. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.

WMUR's Kevin Skarupa. Monday December 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Published: 11/10/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Come learn about a "Day in the Life" of the local meteorologist, Kevin Skarupa. What is it like to be a meteorologist in a state that gets all four seasons, and sometimes several at the same time? Kevin will be visiting to answer any questions you've ever wanted to ask a weatherman...even "What is the real differance between partly cloudy and partly sunny?" Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your space. Presented by WMUR's Kevin Skarupa.

Holiday Party. Thursday December 6, 2018 from 10:30 - 3:00 PM.

Published: 11/1/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Tickets are $12.00 each and are on sale from November 5th - 16th. Tickets will be sold to members only. Stay tuned for more information and details of this fun event!

Anthem BC/BS Medicare Annual Enrollment Seminar. Monday November 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Published: 10/29/2018 - Workshops

Come in and learn how Anthem's MediBlue plans can save you money in 2019 and provide comprehensive benefits you need during this once a year Open Enrollment time between October 15th and December 7th. Learn about MediBlue Plus and Coordination Plus. Anthems new 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.

Yoga Celebrates its 5th Birthday. Friday December 7, 2018

Published: 10/23/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

In November, 2013 the first yoga class was held at the Cashin Senior Center. To celebrate this milestone, Georgette will be giving away a gift for 4 weeks at the end or each class in November. To be eligible, you must attend 2 classes and your name goes into a box. Attend more classses and you get more chances. Friday December 7th at 1:00 PM there will be a final BIG DRAWING  at the end of yoga class. for the 5 years! The best gift is the one you'll give yourself by doing Chair Yoga... better balance, better breathing, more flexibility, calmer nerves, stronger bones and more. Classes are Thursdays at 11:00 AM and the fee is $5.00 per class. For more information please see Georgette, our Yoga instructor.

Dominoes. Mondays at 8:30 AM

Published: 10/22/2018 - Activities

Mexican Train Dominoes is played every Monday morning. Mexican Train Dominoes has just the right mix of skill and luck. Join the competition and fun with this group Monday mornings. No sign-up is necessary.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 10/22/2018 - 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!

Coming in 2019

Published: 10/22/2018 - Announcements

February - Valentine's Day all day games!

March - Ice Cream Social!

Winter Weather Advisory.

Published: 10/22/2018 - Announcements

Please refer to our handbook regarding inclement weather. If school is canceled it may be a good sign that the weather will continue to make driving treacherous. Please don't take any unnecessary risks. Your safety is our first and only concern. Please note that SJCS-Meals on Wheels program does cancel home deliveries as well as congregate dining. Cancelations are announced on local TV and radio stations. Listen to WZID or watch WMUR for cancellations.

Medicare Open Enrollment. October 25th to November 29th on Thursdays from 12:30 to 4:00 PM.

Published: 9/25/2018 - Presentations & Special Events

Qualified volunteers will be available every Thursday beginning October 25th 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.

Matter of Balance class. Wednesdays starting October 10, 2018 for 8 weeks at 11:00 AM

Published: 9/10/2018 - Activities

Do you have concerns about falling?  A Matter of Balance can help.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and so they start to restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will be offering this program at the William Cashin Senior Center beginning October 10, 2018.  Classes will be held on Thursdays at 11:00 AM for 8 weeks.  The fee for the full 8 week program is $15.  In the Matter of Balance program, you will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  So, if you have concerns about falls, have restricted activities due to the fear of falling, or are interested in improving your balance, strength, and flexibility, then consider taking a Matter of Balance.  Sign up at the Front Desk or call 603-624-6533 to register.  If you have any questions, please call Fred Daniels (Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise) at 603-880-0488. Sponsored by Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise.

Fitness Room

Published: 8/31/2018 - Announcements

If you are interested in using the NEW Fitness Room then please sign-up for an orientation at the front desk. Only members who have completed an orientation with Mark who is a Certified Fitness Trainer will be allowed admittance to the fitness room for equipment use. There will be a monthly donation of $5.00 for use of this room along with a special fitness card for each member who has successfully completed their fitness  orientation. 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.

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!

Volunteers

Published: 8/21/2018 - Announcements

To our valued volunteers and activity monitors, please don't forget to log your hours when you check-in at the kiosk. 

Trips

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 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.

FREE Balance Assessments- Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Published: 8/11/2018 - 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 November 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Published: 8/11/2018 - 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).

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 $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. 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.

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

Published: 4/6/2018 - Activities

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.

Workout Warriors. Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM. Cost $2.00 per class.

Published: 4/2/2018 - Activities

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.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 12/14/2017 - 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 see what it's all about!

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 Step Lightly.

Senior Center Community Cookbook. Cost $5.00

Published: 11/20/2017 - Announcements

$5 Pick up your copy at the Senior Center today!

Chair Yoga. Thursdays 11:00 AM $5.00 per class

Published: 9/1/2016 - Activities

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.

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!

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

Published: 7/11/2016 - Activities

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.

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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

Website Shortcut:
manchesternh.gov/Senior

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