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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.

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.

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.

Activities

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!

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.

COVID-19 Reminder

  • The Senior Center remains closed to the public as the Stay at Home Order has been extended another 2-3 weeks. We will be closed to our members and the community till further notice. 
  • Senior Center staff continue to work in order to assure our members that they have the resources and information needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Bingo will be cancelled indefinitely in order to follow state regulations on social distancing. Members will be notified when it is safe for larger groups to resume.
  • All programs/activities /presentations will be limited in size for social distancing.
  • Until further notice we will no longer be accepting puzzles, books, or other outside donations.
  • Members will be contacted regarding scheduling of activities and re-opening of the Senior Center.

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!

 

COVID-19 Closure/Senior Resources

The William B Cashin Senior Activity Center will be closed do to the COVID-19 outbreak until at least 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 - Senior Hours are 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. There is a Drive-up area where a team member will deliver purchases to your car in the Target Parking Lot.                                                            

Walmart - Open daily from 7:00-8:30 PM. Senior Hours are 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM daily.

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

Hannafords Rx - Pharmacy is now offering curbside pickup and mailings for prescriptions. Payment by credit card will be requested prior to pickup and mailings.

Walgreens Rx - Open daily from 9:00 AM-9:00PM. Drive thru pick up prescriptions and select household essentials.

CVS Rx - 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 - Open daily from 8:00 AM -  4:00 PM. Can be reached at 603-669-9725 or www.nhfoodbank.org/manchester

Manchester Transit Authority (Step Saver) - 603-623-8801

Special Transit Services (STS) - 603-668-8603 

Easter Seals - 603-623-8863

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

Health and Human Services Resources - Dial 211 for information and referrals (ie: list of Manchester Food Pantries, etc.)

NH Catholic Charities - 603-669-3030

Catholic Medical Center - 603-668-3545

Elliott Hospital - 603-669-5300

Elliott Senior Health - 603-663-7700

Manchester Emergency Operations Center (EOC Hotline) - 603-668-1547 for assistance.       Any Manchester resident in need of assistance should call Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

NH Health and Human Services and Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) - 603-668-2330

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester - 603-668-4111

Moore Options for Seniors - 603-206-2725

Senior Companions - 800-856-5525 or 603-225-3295

Manchester Health Department - 603-624-6466

Loaners Closet - 603-432-0877

Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

New Horizons - (Social Services  can provide case management). Address is 199 Manchester Street, Manchester NH. Phone number is 641-9441 ext 221. They will deliver boxes of food for residents who are income eligible. Dinner is open to all from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

First Congregational Church - Located on 508 Union Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 625-5095. They are open Monday - Fridat 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

St Vincent de Paul/Sacred Heart - Located on 679 Mast Road, Manchester, NH and phone number is 935-7053. They offer delivery and take-out daily.

St Vincent de Paul/St Marie’s Food Pantry - Located on 133 Wayne Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 622-4615.

St Anthony Padua - Located on 127 Belmont Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 622-8863. They are open from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

St. Raphael - Point of Contact is Dorene at 647-2283 or e-mail at: foodpantry@saint-raphael-parish.com

Catholic Charities - Located on 215 Myrtle Street, Manchester, NH and phone number is 669-3030.

Southern New Hampshire Services - call for information and locations at 668-8010.

Tupelo Music Hall - Located in Derry, NH and phone number is 437-5100. They 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!

Mobile Food Pantry. Friday August 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

New Hampshire Food Bank which is a Program of Catholic Charities will be bringing truckloads of food to distribute to families and individuals of the Southern NH region on August 7, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM (while supplies last). The location of this event is in the Comcast Parking Lot on 676 Island Pond Road in Manchester. If you plan on coming to this event you should plan to enter on East Industrial Park Drive and this is a drive thru event as all items will be distributed to you in your vehicles. Sponsored by Caring Neighbors.

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.