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Presentations & Special Events

Valentine's All Day Games and Bingo. Wednesday February 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM.

Come join us for All Day Games and Bingo. Breakfast, Lunch and Dessert will be provided. Cost for this event is $12.00 and tickets are on sale for members from January 21- January 31, 2020. You can purchase your tickets at the front desk. 

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.

Natural Aging versus Dementia - A Chance to Learn More. Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Get all your memory and aging brain questions answered during this presentation presented by the Arbors of Bedford. Learn the differance between natural aging and dementia and what you can do for your loved ones. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation to ask these qualified memory care professionals. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat. 

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.

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.

FREE Blood Pressure Screenings and Quality of Life Survey. Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 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.

Workshops

A Matter of Balance. Starts Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

FREE - Brought to the Senior Center by Franklin Pierce University's Physical Therapy students. Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes are held twice a week (Tuesday's and Friday's from 1:00 to 3:00 PM) for 4 weeks. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to reserve your seat.  Sponsored by Franklin Pierce University and Physical Therapy Department. 

Let's Talk About RX. Wednesday February 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Are you or a loved one having a difficult time managing his or her different medications? Start the conversation with these free resources and tips about the dangers of medication mismanagement. This workshop will help you identify the potential risks associated with medication mismanagement, describe medication-related risks for older adults, identify potential solutions, and learn more about resources to help you or your loved ones medications. Please sign-up at the front desk or call (603) 624-6533. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care
 

New to Medicare Workshop. Monday February 10, 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.

Get Up and Go. Mondays and Tuesdays starting February 24, 2020 for 4 weeks at 12:00 PM

Do you have trouble standing up from a chair? Do you sometimes struggle to get out of bed? Can you get down on the floor and then get up? If any of these actions are hard for you, Get Up and Go may help. We will practice getting up from a chair, getting out of bed, and getting up off the floor with ease and efficiency. We will do exercises to help strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility. Our goal is to help you manage these challenging physical actions and continue being active and independent. Space is limited so please sign-up in advance at the front desk or call 624-6533. Sponsored by the Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE).

Activities

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.

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.

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 and see what it's all about!

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.

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.

Winter Weather Advisory.

Please refer to our handbook regarding inclement weather. If school is cancelled 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. Cancellations are announced on local TV and radio stations. Listen to WZID or watch WMUR for cancellations.

Help With Home Energy Costs is Available 2019-2020.

Fuel Assistance benefits from $158 to $1575 may be available to homeowners or renters during the winter heating season. Elgibility and benefit amounts are determined by GROSS household income for a 30 day period, household size, and annual heating cost. Some income is counted back 365 days.Fuel Assistance benefits are a grant and do not have to be repaid. The Fuel Assistance Program MAY PAY a portion of your rent if the heat is included in the rent and your rent is not subsidized. Subsidized tenants who pay their own heat may qualify for a benefit. The Electric Assistance Program (EAP) provides customers of participating electric utilities with discounts on their monthly electric bill.  Renters, subsidized renters, and homeowners who receive an electric bill can apply for EAP. Apply for both programs by calling for an appointment today! Please call Southern New Hampshire Services at 603-647-4470 or 800-322-1073 to schedule that appointment or if you have any further questions.

Keeping Manchester Children Warm

Thank you to all the Knit and Crochet group participants who helped to create and donate handmade hats, mittens, and scarves to local schools. This is a much appreciated donation of your time and efforts which has made a positive difference in our community!

Are You Dressing Properly for the Season?

The cold weather is upon us. Please make sure to dress accordingly. The building is approximately 15,000 square feet keeping the temperatures regulated in such a huge building can be difficult. Stay comfortable by keeping yourself hydrated, and wearing layers is best.

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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