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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 Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday October 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Published: 9/15/2019 - Monthly Clinics

Free! Blood pressure is an important screening as high blood pressure usually has no symptoms. It can't be detected without being measured, and greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Rivier University Nurse Practitioner students will be offering free blood pressure screenings. There will also be an opportunity to help the students learn about your emotional experience as an older adult, by taking a brief survey. Sponsored by Rivier University.

FREE Nursing Home, Medicaid, and Elder Law Workshop. Thursdays October 10th and 17th at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/10/2019 - 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.

Medicare Open Enrollment. Monday October 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 9/7/2019 - Presentations & Special Events

Get an early start and all your Medicare questions answered. Come hear about Anthem's new Medicare plans for 2020. Joanne Sherwood will present an informative seminar on the basics of Medicare and how to choose the best plan for you. Anthem has a full suite of products to choose from including Suppliments, Advantage Plans, Part D plans and a Special Needs Plan that reduces out of pocket costs to as low $0 for those who qualify. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Flu Shot Clinic. Monday September 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Published: 8/30/2019 - Monthly Clinics

Sign-up at the front desk to receive your annual flu shot. This services is brought to the Senior Center by Registered Nurses of the VNA. Don't miss out on this opportunity (FREE for those who do have Medicare Part B). The Flu Shot Clinic is limited in time from 1:00 - 2:00 PM so make sure you reserve  your annual flu shot by signing at the front desk quickly. Sponsored by the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH.

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday September 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM - $5.00

Published: 8/26/2019 - 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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