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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

The Healing Power of Laughter. Wednesday January 17th at 11:00 AM

Published: 12/18/2017 - Presentations & Special Events

Laughter is known to be a powerful remedy for stress. However the benefits of laughter extend far beyond making you feel happy in the moment. Join us to learn some fun facts about the healing power of laughter and enjoy some laughs along the way. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. ?Sponsored by Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.

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 9:00 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.

Winter Weather Advisory.

Published: 12/14/2017 - 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.

Matter of Balance class. Thursdays starting January 18, 2018 for 8 weeks at 9:00 AM

Published: 12/14/2017 - 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 January 18, 2018.  Classes will be held on Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:30 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. 

FREE Balance Assessments- Tuesday January 9th at 10:00 AM

Published: 12/13/2017 - Monthly Clinics

Join us for a Free Balance Assessment. During your assessment a Physical Therapist will be able to check your balance and make recommendations to improve or maintain balance. 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).

FREE 5-Minute Chair Massages- Tuesday January 9th at 10:00 AM

Published: 12/13/2017 - 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).

FREE Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays January 10th and 22nd and February 14th and 26th at 10:00 AM

Published: 12/11/2017 - 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.

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.

Home Health and Hospice Foot Clinic. Tuesday November 28th and December 19th at 9:00 AM

Published: 11/20/2017 - Monthly Clinics

The nurses from Home Health and Hospice are here every other month to help with your foot care needs. As we age it becomes more difficult to take care of our feet. Feet are an important part of our everyday activities. Please call 603-882-2941 to schedule your foot care appointment. Sponsored by Home Health and Hospice.

Cookbook

Published: 11/20/2017 - Announcements

Pick up your copy at the Senior Center today!

Qi Gong. Wednesdays 1:00 PM $5.00 per class.

Published: 8/29/2017 - Activities

Qi Gong is our NEWEST Health and Wellness program and will start September 20, 2017. Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times , often stretching the body, improving balance, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of how the body moves through space. This 60 minute class will include 45 minutes of gentle movements followed by a simple meditation and reflection. No prior Qi Gong knowledge is required and movements are adaptable to any level of physical activity. 

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. 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 activity. 

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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