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Presentations & Special Events

Hooked on Books - A Challenging Book Club. Starting January 28, 2020 on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

If reading and challenging discussion with a creative twist sparks your interest, than this is for you! Deep disucssion, journaling, charting, and challenging games are all part of this 12 week program.  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Health and Wellness - A Holistic Approach Starting January 29, 2020 on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Health & Wellness - A Holistic Approach can be defined as: Health-a state of being; and Wellness-a state of living a healthy lifestyle. In this 12 week group program you will enhance your personal health; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and environmentally! Join us on our way to maintaining a natural lifestyle. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533 as space is limited.  Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Travel Across the United States by Car. Starting January 30, 2020 on Thursdays at 1:30 PM

Join us in our creative travel through the United States. This is sure to be a fun-filled adventure of cultures, customs, rituals, and foods of each destination along the way with crafty projects and socialization with your travel partners. Join us in this 12 week adventure across the United States!  Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 as space is limited. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Monthly Clinics

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 Pro Medical East.

VNA Foot Clinic.

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.

FREE Hearing Screenings

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 - Balance and Pain Assessments. Tuesday April 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Pain & Balance Assessments - Do you have physical pain or concerns about your balance? If so, stop by CPTE's Pain & Balance Assessment session. A physical therapist from our clinic will be at the Senior Center to assess your pain and/or your balance, as well as answer any questions about injuries or physical issues. We will discuss our findings with you and discuss ways to reduce pain and improve your balance and stability. Please stop by the front desk or call 603-624-6533 to make your appointment. Sponsored by the Center For Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE).

Workshops

Seniors Eating Well. Monday March 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM for 6 weeks.

A FREE 6 week series offered through UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program. Workshop will meet for 1 hour on Mondays. Presented and instructed by UNH Dietetic Interns and Heidi Bennett, UNH Extension Teacher. A discusion of various nutritional topics important to seniors and a healthy snack will be provided at each session. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program.

FREE - New to Medicare Workshop. Monday April 13, 2020 at 2:00 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.

FREE Nursing Home, Medicaid, and Elder Law Workshop. Thursdays April 16th and 23rd 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.

Activities

Pinochle. Fridays at 12:30 PM

The Pinochle group is looking for some more players. If you are interested in playing please join us in playing the game on Fridays at 12:30 PM.

Acrylic Painting Class. Fridays at 9:30 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.

FREE - Computer Classes

Computer classes are scheduled throughout the month. One-on-one support is available for one hour of personalized tutoring. 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

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.

Tai Chi. Fridays 12:00 PM $5.00 per class.

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!

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

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!

Movie Matinee at the Senior Center. Thursday March 12th and April 30th at 2:00 PM - $5.00

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.

Announcements

Fitness Room

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.

Letters of Love Program

Hello,

We are Glen and Kristy Badger, we own an Assisted Living Locators franchise, helping families throughout the entire State of NH. We provide a free senior placement and referral service to our community. We’re working with Love For The Elderly, to encourage people to write “Letters of Love” to uplift seniors during this difficult time. With our local long-term care facilities on lockdown, it’s extremely important to ensure residents are positively engaged and supported. We’re asking for kind, handwritten letters to bring comfort to seniors. With school out, this is a perfect opportunity for families to come together while also encouraging children to connect to our elders and bring a smile to their faces.

Here is the news release link, https://assistedlivinglocators.com/news/letters-of-love, with letter writing guidelines and the address to send the letters. Will you be able to run a brief on this important letter writing campaign? We’re also available for a phone interview, to discuss the “Letters of Love” program.

Visit our website to learn more about us:   www.newhampshire.assistedlivinglocators.com

Below is our contact information. Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Glen and Kristy Badger

603.393.6452

glenb@assistedlivinglocators.com

kristyb@assistedlivinglocators.com

Reminder to Self Respond to your 2020 Census Forms

Attention Seniors. Just a reminder that if you received a 2020 Census Form in the mail it is not too late to complete it and send it back to the Census Bureau. The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation-who we are, where we live, and so much more.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives which are their to support you. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dolllars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs in your state and communities. Finally responding helps to shape resources for children and your community over the next decade.

Completing the 2020 Census Form is easy and can be done on the form you received or going to: my2020census.gov site and entering your 12 digit code. If you have any questions you can call Louise Roy at 212-882-2130.

Thank you and lets make your answers count!

 

Thanks to our Volunteers.

Thank you to all our volunteers here at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center! The Senior Center would not be able to organize many activities, or events without the help from our volunteers. Staff and members appreciate all that you do!

COVID-19 Closure/Senior Resources

The William B Cashin Senior Activity Center will be closed do to the COVID-19 outbreak until May 4, 2020. The Senior Centers Top Priority is to keeping our members safe and healthly during this time. We look forward to resuming our daily activities when the time is appropriate to engage in activities at the William B Cashin Senior Activity Center. A list of current resources and contacts for seniors is noted below.

Target 8am-9pm                                              Drive-Up Area- A team member will deliver purchases to your car in the Target parking lot.

Walmart  7am-8:30pm                                      Senior Hours: 6am-7am

Market Basket                                                  Senior Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30am-7:00am                                                  MTA shuttle: 5:30am #10 drop off on Elm St.; 6:30am #10 and #12 and 7:30am #12 drop off in Market Basket Parking Lot; after 7:30am The Green Dash.

Walgreens 9am-9pm                                          Drive thru to pick up prescriptions and select household essentials.

CVS                                                                    Free prescription delivery, sign-up through app or call pharmacy.

Meals on Wheels                                              Call 603-669-1699 for services. (They will also deliver meals to homes temporarily if you were a congregate diner at any of the sites.)

NH Food Bank  8am-4pm                                  Can be reached at 603-669-9725  or www.nhfoodbank.org/manchester

Manchester Transit Authority                          Step Saver 603-623-8801

Special Transit Services                                    603-668-8603

ServiceLink                                                          603-644-2240                                                      Provides information and referral services.

Easter Seals                                                      603-623-8863

NH Catholic Charities                                          603-669-3030

211                                                                    Dial 211 for information and referrals (ie: list of Manchester Food Pantries)

Catholic Medical Center                                    603-668-3545

Elliott Hospital                                                  603-669-5300

                                                   

 

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens operational during COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

NEW HORIZONS-(Social Services  can provide case management)

199 Manchester St.

Manchester NH

  • Will deliver boxes of food for residents who are income eligible

call 641-9441 x221

  • Dinner open to all 4:30pm-5:30pm

 

First Congregational Church

508 Union St

Manchester NH

625-5095

  • Monday-Friday 8am-2pm

 

St Vincent de Paul

Sacred Heart

679 Mast Road

Manchester NH

935-7053

  • Delivery and take out daily

 

St Vincent de Paul/St Marie’s Food Pantry

133 Wayne St.

Manchetser NH

622-4615

 

St Anthony Padua

127 Belmont St.

Manchester NH

622-8863

  • 9am-4pm

 

St. Raphael

623-2604

 

Catholic Charities

215 Myrtle St.

Manchester NH

669-3030

 

Southern New Hampshire Services

  • call for information of locations 668-8010

 

Tupelo Music Hall

Derry, NH

603-437-5100

  • Will deliver to those in need.

 

Attention Exercise and Wellness Seekers.

Attention exercise and wellness seekers. If you are like most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way you have been exercising. During normal times the William Cashin Senior Center has offered a variety of health and wellness programs that suit most needs of its members.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many of you have had to take your daily fitness routine into the home.  Here are a few FREE resources that can help you with your own home fitness routine.

Some sites you may want to try out on your computer include:

  • Seniorexercisesonline.com
  • Eldergym.com
  • DailyCaring.com
  • Activebeat.com
  • healthline.com

YouTube also has many free video classes for seniors on its site that include but are not limited to: Senior Fitness Programs, Walking in Place, Walking Programs, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Zumba, and Senior Line Dancing. All you need to do is type in: youtube and choose one of the above fitness programs and type it next to youtube. For example: youtube senior fitness will bring you to alot of FREE Senior Fitness sites. Go ahead and give one of these programs a try!

Day & Overnight Travel

Trips

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 www.newenglandcoach.com. Make sure to tell them that you are a member of the William B Cashin Senior Center. Sponsored by New England Coach.

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