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Presentations & Special Events
Healthy Eating As You Age- Eat and Drink Your Way to a Better Mood and Health. Wednesday March 21st at 11:00 AM
Food, Mood and Attitude: What's the connection? Can your diet really help put you in a good mood? And can what you choose to eat or drink encourage bad moods or mild depression? While certain diets or foods may not ease depression (or put you instantly in a better mood), they may help as part of an overall treatment plan. There's more and more research indicating that, in some ways, diet may influence mood. Recipes and food sampling included. Sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire.
FREE - Afternoon Tea - Thursday March 22nd at 1:00 PM
There is nothing better than warming up with a hot cup of tea and pastries. Sign-up at the front desk to enjoy this social gathering or call 624-6533 as space is limited.
Dementia Simulation - Wednesday April 4th at 10:00 AM
Dementia Live is an innovative program designed by a team of nationally recognized dementia experts. This program gives participants a real-life simulation of what it's like to live with dementia. We are at a crossroads of understanding aging and dementia. It is a worldwide phenomenon that affects nearly all of society weather they struggle directly or indirectly. Sign-up for your dementia simulation at the front desk, space is limited. Presented by The Arbors at Bedford.
Holistic Aging: Mind, Body, and Soul. Wednesday April 11th at 11:00 AM
As people age, they can be fearful of frailty and decline. However, keeping an older adult's mind, body and social life active can prevent or even reverse frailty. A key to holistic aging is selecting simple activities that older adults find pleasurable or enjoyable. In this presentation we will discuss the fears older adults have about aging, how to recognize signs that a seniors well-being may be at risk and learn tips on how to improve the mind, body, and soul. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.
Free Legal Seminar by Elder Law Attorney Edward Beasley. Thursdays April 12th and 19th at 1:00 PM
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.
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 Hearing Screening- Wednesdays and Mondays March 14th and 26th and April 23rd 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. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to reserve your spot. Sponsored by Affordable Hearing.
Free! Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday March 20th 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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.
Home Health and Hospice Foot Clinic. Tuesday March 27th and April 17th at 9:00 AM
Home Health and Hospice 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. The foot clinic service includes a foot soak, trim and file nails, assessment of general foot health, a foot massage, foot care education and a referral to physicians when necessary. The foot clinic is staffed with licensed professionals that include RN's, LPN's and LNA's. Please call Addie Perez at 603-689-2899 to schedule at appointment. Fee is $30.00 payable at time of service.
New to Medicare Workshop- April 10th- 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.
Computer classes are scheduled throughout the month. One-on-one support and group instruction is available. Stop by the front desk to register for this FREE service or give us a call at 603-624-6533.
Knit and Crochet. Fridays at 1:00 PM
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.
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.
Adult Coloring Classes. Mondays 10:00 AM $1.00 per class.
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.
Tai Chi. Fridays 12:00 PM $5.00 per class.
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.
Qi Gong. Wednesdays 1:00 PM $5.00 per class.
Qi Gong is our NEWEST Health and Wellness program. 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 classChair 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.
Forever Young Exercise Program - Thursdays beginning March 22nd at 9:00 AM
Forever Young exercise program is an 8 week program sponsored by Manchester Community College at the Senior Center that is back by popular demand. Sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 for this personalized exercise program with the option to try a variety of workouts for your fitness level. Sponsored by Manchester Community College.
FREE - Walk the Walk. Wednesdays 9:00 AM
The walking group will be going to walk the track across from the Senior Activity Center or along the Manchester Rail Trail. Walking activity will take approximately 30-45 minutes and participants must be able to walk without assistance. Participants are advised to carry a water bottle as well as bring bug spray and sunscreen.
Workout Warriors. Monday's and Thursday's at 9:30 AM.
Workout Warriors is a Exercise class taught in a small group setting. During this class, the instructor will lead you through a proper warm-up and cool-down, work on flexibilty and stretching, use hand weights and leg weights for strength training, use of bands and tubing for resistance training, Body weight exercises, and small ball exercises. The class can accomodate only 15-20 people, so all members must sign-up at front desk or call 603-624-6533 to register. There is a $2.00 donation per class.
Keeping Manchester Children Warm
The Senior Center collected and made handmade hats, mittens and scarves. These donated items were distributed to children in Manchester to help them keep warm this winter. Thank you to everyone who participated, especially those in our knitting and crochet group. Your efforts have made a difference to our community.
Winter Weather Advisory.
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.
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