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Presentations & Special Events

Medicare Coffee Talk

Medicare Coffee Talk- Thursday May 11th 12:00pm

Join our area Anthem BC/BS Medicare Specialist, Joanne Sherwood, for light refreshments and an informal Q&A session on Medicare and your insurance needs.  Do you know which plan is best for you in your retirement years? Do you have benefit questions or cost questions? Come to this informal discussion and get straight answers to these most important Medicare questions. Sponsored by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield

?Call (603)624-6533 to register

What's Your Story? Voicing and Writing your Legacy

Wednesday, May 17th- 11:00am

Not many of us are celebrities, but each of us has a story to celebrate. Sharing a few of the stories of persons she has cared for at end of life, Chaplain Theresa intends to portray how each of our lives make a difference in this world and what you can do to lay stake to your life story as important and valuable to both yourself and the world. Sponsored by Visiting Nurses Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire

Call (603)624-6533 to register

Self Defense for Seniors

Thursday May 18th- 12:00pm – FREE

Join us for a workshop presented by Officer Nate Linstad of the Manchester Police Department. Learn about the importance of self defense and keeping yourself safe. Don’t become victims; learn about staying protected on the street and at home. Sponsored by Manchester Police Department

Call (603)624-6533 to register

Technologies for Aging in Place

Wednesday June 14th – 11:00am

Everyday there seems to be a new piece of technology designed to assist seniors and caregivers– high tech Smartphone apps, computer programs, communication devices, gadgets and equipment of all types. While potentially helpful, sorting through the maze of options can be overwhelming for even the tech savvy….let alone the novice.  This workshop will give a big picture overview of assistive technologies, and then focus in on some of the very best low cost, easy to use Smartphone and tablet apps to help seniors stay home safely. Sponsored by Home Instead

Call (603)624-6533 to register

Monthly Clinics

Blood Glucose Screening

Free- Blood Glucose Screening by MCPHS- May 25th -1:00pm

Be sure your blood-sugar levels are within a normal range. Please come in for a FREE blood glucose screening. Sponsored By MCPHS University Pharmacy Program

Diabetic Shoe Clinic. 1st Thursday of each month. 9:30 AM. Must make appointment.

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.

FREE Balance Assessments- Tuesday May 9th and June 13th at 10:00 AM

FREE Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays May 10th, 22nd and June 14th, 26th at 10:00 AM

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. Appointments recommended. Sponsored by Affordable Hearing.



Monday, June 5th & 19th -1:00pm

If you are interested in ceramics please join Carmella in the craft room. All supplies are provided along with professional instruction from Carmella. Cost is $4.00 plus the cost of your chosen ceramic piece. 
Please call (603)624-6533 to sign-up.

New to Medicare Workshop- June 12th- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

What happens after you go to Social Security to apply for and begin receiving Medicare benefits? What else needs to be done? Where do you go? All these questions and more can be answered by a qualified Medicare Coordinator who will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the intricate ins and outs. Call ServiceLink at 644-2240 to reserve your place. Sponsored by ServiceLink.


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

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.

Mediation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements. Improves balance strengthens the body, and cleanses the mind. $5.00 per class Meghan- Instructor

Walk the Walk

The walking group begins Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:00am. The group will be going to walk the track located across Main St. Walking activity will take approximately 30 minutes and participants must be able to walk to the track from the street without assistance. Participants are advised to carry a water bottle.

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

Please come and Chill out and Color at our new coloring class beginning May 2nd - Mondays at 10:00 AM.

Mindful Living

Mindful Living at Any Age – Fridays at 1pm Stress LESS with Mindfulness: Learn ways to develop a greater sense of ease, while improving your focus and concentration. Cecilia draws upon her extensive background, combined and training in MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She infuses her class with a sense of fun, and love of connection! $2 per participant. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday monthly.

Matter of Balance class. Fridays starting June 2nd for 8 weeks at 1:00 PM

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 Friday, June 2nd.  Classes will be held on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:00 PM 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.  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. 

Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday June 15th at 3:00 PM

Please join us for an afternoon movie and snacks. Play games, win prizes and enjoy the show.


Mayor's Annual Senior Luncheon

Mayor’s Annual Senior Luncheon

June 28, 2017

Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street

Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 23rd 3-4pm at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas Street and Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm until the day before the event.

This year’s event has a patriotic theme.  Be sure to bring your camera as there will be a staged area where you can take some fun pictures with your friends.

*There will be no charge for individuals using MTA transportation to and from the event.  Your ticket is your parking validation.

William B Cashin Senior Activity Center Community Cookbook Fundraiser

In collaboration with city departments the Senior Center will be creating a cookbook for fundraising. If you are interested in contributing a recipe to the cookbook please stop by the front desk to pick up a form. All recipes must be submitted no later than June 30th, 2017.

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