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Presentations & Special Events

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

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.

Fraud and Online Protection for Seniors. Wednesday February 14th at 11:00 AM

During this presentation, you will learn why seniors become targets for scams and how to report them. We will discuss common scams that seniors experience through the mail, phone and online and then discuss ways that you can protect yourself and others from being victims of a scam. ?Sponsored by Home Instead.

Monthly Clinics

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

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.

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 January 9th at 10:00 AM

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

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

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.

Workshops

New to Medicare Workshop- February 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.

Activities

Computer Classes

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 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

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.

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

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. 

Announcements

Cookbook

Pick up your copy at the Senior Center today!

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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