NH Senior Notes: Manchester center to host dental screenings

July 01. 2018 8:29PM

MANCHESTER — The N.H. Department of Public Health Services’ Oral Health Program will conduct dental screenings and preventive dental treatment for seniors at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17.

For patients with urgent dental needs, a referral will be made to a local dentist to provide services as needed. The cost for this treatment will be covered by a grant from the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services.

Participants also will be given a goody bag filled with oral health products.

To register, which is required, stop at the Manchester center’s front desk.

The center is offering an eight-week art workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, beginning July 11. The focus will be diamond painting, which is based on the same concept as mosaics and paint-by-numbers. This method uses tiny diamond-like facets to create colorful designs and patterns for finished works of art that sparkle. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. All supplies will be provided for a $5 fee.

An ice cream social, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is planned at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12. It will include a sweet treat, games and raffles. Seating is limited. To attend, sign up at the front desk or call the center at 624-6533. All participants must be senior center members.

The monthly diabetic shoe clinic sponsored by Step Lightly will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for diabetics who are on Medicare. Medicare benefits includes a free pair of shoes and inserts every year. To schedule an appointment for a shoe fitting, call Leanne at 828-6762.

A physical therapist from the Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise will conduct free balance assessments beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10. Free five-minute chair massages also will be offered. To reserve a spot, call 624-6533 or stop by the front desk.

Free hearing screenings sponsored by Affordable Hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 11. Seniors also may have hearing aids cleaned or repaired as well as ask questions about hearing aids. Sign up at the front desk or call 624-6533 to participate.

Mayor’s Senior Luncheon tickets on sale July 10-13

MANCHESTER — The annual Mayor’s Senior Luncheon has been scheduled for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson), 700 Elm St.

The luncheon, which will reflect a summer theme, also will include entertainment, dancing and prizes.

Tickets will be available at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center, 151 Douglas St., from 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, through 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, only. I.D. is required for proof of age and to purchase a ticket, which costs $5 for members are $10 for nonmembers.

Tickets can be used to validate free parking at the hotel garage or for a free ride on Manchester Transit Authority buses.

Littleton center invites men to Good Fellows group

LITTLETON — Littleton Area Senior Center, 77 Riverglen Lane, is inviting men to join its new Good Fellows group, which will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. “Just come out and hang with the guys, doing guy things in a guy way,” the center says.

Horseshoes, bocce ball and darts will be among the activities available, and the staff can set up discounted field trips to play pool or to attend car shows in the area. Men may participate fully or just watch, and the staff can be as involved or uninvolved as the guys desire. For more information, see Anne-Marie Donlon, assistant director and activities coordinator.

Seniors are encouraged to wear red, white and blue on Friday when the center celebrates a belated Fourth of July with a barbecue buffet.

A field trip is planned Wednesday, July 11, to Copper Cannon Camp in Bethlehem. The group will have a family-style lunch with the campers and then enjoy a show by the Patchwork Players Theater. To attend, sign up at the front desk.

For more about the center, call 444-6050.

Chapin Senior Center has monthly movie matinee

NEW LONDON — The next movie matinee at the Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St., is at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, and will feature the film “Gifted.” It’s about Frank Adler (Chris Evans), a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), who is drawn into a custody battle with his mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan). To attend, register with the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging at 526-6368.

A meditation class is on the center’s schedule at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. The class involves sitting in chairs and doing silent and guided meditation. No prior experience is necessary. For more details or to register, call the COA at 526-6368.

The center offers a variety of ways to stay fit, including a bike group that meets Thursday mornings from spring through fall. Each week, the COA Bikers go for a 25-mile (more or less) bike ride from various locations in New Hampshire and occasionally, Vermont. The goal is to enjoy the scenery and get a bit of exercise. For more information or to be placed on the email list for schedule information, call the COA.

A group goes for walks weekdays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Proctor Academy gym. No registration is necessary as this is a walk-in program.

Another walk-in program offered weekdays is low-impact chair exercises, which begin at 10:15 a.m.

Outdoor Recreation for Seniors, an active group that bikes, hikes, kayaks and more, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. To find out the schedule, call the COA.

Some exercise programs for seniors are offered off-site, including The Friends Program Bone Builders exercise classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the Newbury Heights Community Room, 52 Newbury Heights Road, Newbury, and line dancing at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London. These are both walk-in programs.

For more about activities at the center, visit www.coachapincenter.org.

Free Android smartphone workshops set in Concord

CONCORD — AARP New Hampshire is offering two free AARP TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshops Saturday, July 21, for those who want to get the most out of their Android smartphones.

The workshops, each offered at two times, will be held in the McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center on the west edge of the NHTI campus, 2 Institute Drive.

• Intro to Android Smartphones: Beginner Workshop will explore the capabilities of Android smartphones, including texting; photos and videos; and apps — what they are and how to download them. The first session is scheduled for 10 to 11:30 a.m., and the second will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

• Beyond the Basics of Android Smartphones: Intermediate Workshop is for those who’ve mastered the basics and want to elevate their smartphone knowledge. It will cover maps and a navigation app; voice dictation; and photo editing and sharing. This workshop is from noon to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Registration is required; call (866) 591 8105 or go to aarp.cvent.com/tekgtma. Free on-site parking is available.

For those who can’t make it in person, learn more online at aarp.org/learnat50plus. To find out about other local events and activities, visit aarp.org/nh.

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