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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.


Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday December 12, 2019 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 11/12/2019 - 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.

Home Health 101. Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 11/11/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Understanding Home Health. There's no place quite like home when you're recovering from an illness or surgery. Home Health is generally available wherever you call home - your home, a family member's or a senior community such as Assisted Living. We'll talk about what qualifies you for Home Health and how it's paid for. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by Amedisys.

Holiday Party. Thursday December 5, 2019 from 10:30 - 3:00 PM.

Published: 11/5/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Tickets are $12.00 each and are on sale from November 6th - 15th. Tickets will be sold to members only. Stay tuned for more information and details of this fun event!

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.

Coming in January 2020

Published: 11/1/2019 - Announcements

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) students will once again be facilitating three similar programs this upcoming year. The programs are Health and Wellness II, Journey Around the Globe II, and Hooked on Books. Information to follow for individuals wishing to sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Space will be limited.

Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM

Published: 10/31/2019 - 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!

Winter Weather Advisory.

Published: 10/30/2019 - Announcements

Please refer to our handbook regarding inclement weather. If school is cancelled 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. Cancellations are announced on local TV and radio stations. Listen to WZID or watch WMUR for cancellations.

Anthem BC/BS Medicare Annual Enrollment Seminar. Monday November 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 10/25/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Come in and learn how Anthem's MediBlue plans can save you money in 2020 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 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.

Tips for Coping with Stress During the Holidays. Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 10/20/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

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.

Card Making Workshop. Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 10/19/2019 - Workshops

HOLIDAY CARD MAKING WITH CHRISTINE. Create a beautiful handmade card for the Christmas season using stamps and a variety of other fun materials. With direction from Christine, everyone will walk away with a professional looking final product to send to a family member or friend! Come join the fun! Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by Bentley Commons.

Dementia Simulation - Monday November 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Published: 10/18/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Why should you participate in Dementia Live? To elevate care, compassion and empathy for those with dementia, we must first gain an understanding of what dementia is and how the individual with dementia feels. The Dementia Live program provides an "inside-out" understanding of dementia enabling participants to experience and feel what it might be like to struggle with any level of cognitive impairment. Persons with dementia interpret the world around them differently than those without dementia. The reality they once knew slowly changes over time. For their families, coworkers, friends and care partners, these changes are mysterious, unpredictable and unsettling. Unfortunately, family members and others respond to these changes in a way that, while meant to be helpful, can sometimes result in an emotional outburst or withdrawal by the individual with dementia. While no one really understands what parts of the brain are undergoing change at any given time, the resulting behaviors are often more difficult to comprehend and respond to appropriately.  Sign-up for your dementia simulation at the front desk, or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Presented by The Arbors at Bedford.

Medicare Open Enrollment. October 24, 2019 to November 21, 2019 on Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

Published: 9/24/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Qualified volunteers will be available every Thursday from October 24th until November 21st 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 your appointment. Sponsored by ServiceLink.

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.

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.

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.

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!


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.

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.

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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