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ATTENTION

The Cashin Senior Center is CLOSED until further notice, due to COVID-19. The safety of our community and members is our top priority.


Senior Services Building

SENIOR SERVICES DIRECTORS MESSAGE

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Senior Services Department shall be guided by the principle of maintaining the dignity and independence of each member of the elderly population by mobilizing the human, physical and financial resources in the community.  The Senior Services Department shall plan, develop, and implement those programs and resources that will best serve the seniors of our community.

VISION STATEMENT

To enhance the lives of our seniors by developing innovative programs that promote health, wellness, independence and longevity.

News

Pandemic Update

Published: 8/18/2020 - Announcements

Senior Activity Center is CLOSED until further notice. The safety and well-being of our members and community is our top priority.

WHEN WE DO REOPEN we will be opening under a phase 1 re-opening plan. Please review the re-opening plan. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

*MASK MUST BE WORN IN THE BUILDING*

*Sanitizing stations are located throughout the building

*Frequent handwashing is encouraged

ABBREVIATED HOURS:

Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

CLASS SIZES ARE REDUCED TO 10-12 PEOPLE, TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING

"THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT'S HAPPENING DURING PHASE 1"

(Pre-registration and social distancing required)

ARTS/CRAFTS: Adult Coloring, Diamond Painting, Knitting

EXERCISE: Workout Warriors (2 classes), ZUMBA (2 classes), Exercise Class (3 classes), Tai Chi, and Qi Gong

FITNESS ROOM: By appointment only 45 minute slots, for members that have already gone through fitness room training. Must call 48 hours in advance and schedule an appointment.

WALKING GROUP: Monday and Wednesday at 8:00am, pre-registration required

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS: Will be posted, pre-registration required

PUZZLE AND BOOK PICKUP: MONDAYS at 2:00pm. Call ahead for request or email econrad@manchesternh.gov

NEW MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION: Call (603) 624-6533 to schedule at appointment to enroll

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • DO NOT SIGN-IN at computer until further notice
  • ONLY MAIN FLOOR WILL BE OPEN, Parlor is closed till further notice
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) will be offered in building if needed
  • Wash hands FREQUENTLY for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Use HAND SANITIZER located in all rooms and in hallways of building
  • Maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING at all times 6 feet from others, pay attention to markings on floor
  • Do NOT move tables and chairs
  • ONE PERSON at a time at reception area

 

 

COVID-19 Closure/Senior Resources

Published: 3/17/2020 - Announcements

The William B Cashin Senior Activity Center is closed do to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice. The Senior Centers Top Priority is to keeping our members safe and healthly during this time. We look forward to resuming our daily activities when the time is appropriate to engage in activities at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center. A list of current contacts and resources for seniors is noted below.

Target - Senior Hours are 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. There is a Drive-up area where a team member will deliver purchases to your car in the Target Parking Lot.                                                            

Walmart - Open daily from 7:00-8:30 PM. Senior Hours are 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM daily.

Market Basket - Senior Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30 AM-7:00 AM. MTA shuttle: 5:30 AM #10 drop off on Elm St.; 6:30 AM #10 and #12 and 7:30 AM #12 drop off in Market Basket Parking Lot; after 7:30 AM The Green Dash.

Hannafords Rx - Pharmacy is now offering curbside pickup and mailings for prescriptions. Payment by credit card will be requested prior to pickup and mailings.

Walgreens Rx - Open daily from 9:00 AM-9:00PM. Drive thru pick up prescriptions and select household essentials.

CVS Rx - Free prescription delivery, sign-up through app or call pharmacy.

Meals on Wheels - Call 603-669-1699 for services. (They will also deliver meals to homes temporarily if you were a congregate diner at any of the sites.)

NH Food Bank - Open daily from 8:00 AM -  4:00 PM. Can be reached at 603-669-9725 or www.nhfoodbank.org/manchester

NH Legal Assistance - (603) 624-6000 or NH Toll Free (888) 353-9944. The Senior Citizens Law Project assist our state's most economically and socially needy seniors with civil legal problems.

New Horizons for NH - (603) 668-1877

Manchester Welfare Department - (603) 624-6484

Manchester Transit Authority (Step Saver) - 603-623-8801

Special Transit Services (STS) - 603-668-8603 

Easter Seals - 603-623-8863

ServiceLink - 603-644-2240 or NH Toll Free (866) 634-9412 is a program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services.Through contracts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals access family caregiver information and make connections to longterm services and supports, explore options and understand and access Medicare and Medicaid.  Provides information and referral services.

211 Statewide information and referral - Dial 211 for information and referrals (ie: list of Manchester Food Pantries, etc.) as well as important COVID-19 information.

NH Catholic Charities - 603-669-3030

Catholic Medical Center - 603-668-3545

Elliott Hospital - 603-669-5300

Elliott Senior Health - 603-663-7700

Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC Hotline) - 603-668-1547 for assistance.    Any Manchester resident in need of assistance should call Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

National Council on Aging - (415) 982-7007

NH Health and Human Services and Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) - 603-668-2330

NH Veterans Services - (603) 624-9230 or NH Toll Free (800) 622-9230

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester - 603-668-4111

Moore Options for Seniors - 603-206-2725

New Horizons for NH - (603) 668-1877

Senior Companions - 800-856-5525 or 603-225-3295

Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) - (800) 322-1073. The Community Action Partnership serving Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties for Fuel Assistance and other assistance programs.

Manchester Health Department - 603-624-6466

Loaners Closet - 603-432-0877

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.

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.

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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Senior Services Events

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Contact Information

City of Manchester
Senior Services Department

William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center
151 Douglas Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Get Directions

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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