Programs

Fun Programs, Classes, Trips, and Adventures

The Gibson Center has developed a HUGE menu of programs for seniors of all abilities and interest levels. Much of what we do has come directly from your suggestions, so keep them coming!

  • Strength, Balance, & Stretch
      • Taught by Ann Fargo
      • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
      • Meets Tuesday & Thursday at 10AM
      • Winter 2022 Session
        • January 18- April 21, 2022
        • $75 for 24 classes
        • $40 a punch card for 8 classes
  • Veteran’s Gathering
    • Meets First and Third Wednesday at 10AM
    • Live at the Gibson Center
    • Health Precautions followed
    • Social and Educational Programs for Veterans

Caregiver Support:  

Peer Support

If you are a caregiver, and would like to speak with one of our Peer Caregivers, contact Jill to make the arrangements.  603-356-3231 or [email protected]

REACH

Also a new program, REACH is for caregivers.  Resources for  Enhancing Alsheimer’s Caregiver Health in the Community.

Contact Jill at the Gibson Center, 603-356-3231 for more information, or to sign up for 1:1 coaching.

  • Computer training for Tuft’s Health Communications Grant
  • Free, scrubbed computers available, part of Tuft’s Grant
  • Free Tablets available, part of a grant from Spectrum (limited number call today)
  • Free Chromebooks
  • Learn skills to help navigate these isolating times
    • ZOOM
    • Telehealth
    • Internet safety
    • Scam Prevention
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Limited number of attendees, call 356-3231 to sign up for classes at the Gibson Center, or call your local Library

Belly Dance Class

  • Joanne Bailey, instructor
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Meets Fridays at 9:30 AM
  • $20 for 6 weeks, or $7 per class

FunDay

  • Mondays at 12:30PM
  • Group Games
    • Word Search
    • Crossword
    • Jeopardy
    • BINGO
    • Yard Games
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Chair Exercise
      • For people who have not exercised recently, or use assistive devices for walking
      • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
      • Meets Monday at 10:30AM and Friday at 10:45AM
      • donations accepted

Computer 1:1 (NOT part of the grant)

  • If you have other questions, besides communication, this might be for you
  • Learn to use devices
    • phones, tablets, computers, cameras
    • Photos, games
  • Call to sign up for this one to one time, 356-3231, say it is NOT the grant computer class
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

      • For people who want to improve their balance and strength
      • An Evidence Based program
        • Developed by Fuzhong Li, Ph.D
        • Learn to recognize when your body is unsteady
        • Learn the response to maintain balance, using 8 forms
      • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
      • Meets Monday and Thursday at 3PM

MWV Arts Association Friday Painters

Paint or draw using a still life or photo

Friendly critique

After Lunch on Fridays

  • Call to sign up for this class, 356-3231,
  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed
  • bring your own display
  • Art For Lunch

    • Local artists share their talents at lunch
    • see calendar for the next event
      • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Small Town Quilters

Bring current projects for show and tell

Bring craft supplies you no longer need, for swaps

Monthly group projects

2nd & 4th Wednesday 10AM-12PM

  • CDC & NH State health precautions followed

Check the Calendar section for updates on all Ongoing Programs

Gibson Day Trips

Please sign up for all trips: 356-3231
New trip policy: when you sign up, you will be placed on the waiting list. When you pay for the trip, your name will be moved to the going list.

CDC & NH State health requirements are followed on all bus rides

Thursday Afternoon Rides

  • Scenic and /or Historic Social rides
  • Date Thursdays
  • time: after lunch
  • cost: envelope for bus donation
  • bring money for a snack
  • Call the Gibson Center to sign up, 603-356-3231

 

Please sign up for trips as soon as possible, we often need to make reservations weeks in advance.

Cape Cod:

* 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the MayFlower was November 2020

*Rhododendron Festival at Heritage Gardens

*A day on Martha’s Vineyard

*Provincetown, Chatham, Hyannis, Sandwich

*June 6-10, 2022.

*$570 ppdo includes bus, hotel, 8 meal, tours, and travel insurance

Link to flyer

 Lancaster Show Trip:

  • September 219-23, 2022
  • Sight & Sound Theater: David;
  • Tour of Gettysburg,
  • Amish Experience,
  • Kitchen Kettle Village
  • Landis Valley Museum
  •  5 Days, 4 night; $595 includes insurance, hotel, 8 meals, bus, admission, tours.
  • See the Flyer

Exploring Britain & Ireland:

  • April 16-30, 2023
  • England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, York, London, Waterford, Killarney, Dublin
  • High Speed Train (for one leg of journey)
  • Stonehenge
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Traditional meals in Wales, Dublin, and English Tea
  • $5498, ppdo (includes air and land, hometown transfer, insurance, hotels, 20 meals, onsite tour guides)
  • https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1100644

Alaska Discover Land & Cruise

August 20-31, 2022

  • 12 Days, 26 meals
  • Fairbanks, Anchorage, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan
  • 7 night Inside Passage Princess Cruise
  • Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Domed Luxury Rail
  • Sternwheeler Discovery
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Fannie Q’s Saloon
  • Glacier Bay
  • Price is based on the Princess Cabin you choose.
  • https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1044225

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Our Mission: The Gibson Center for Senior Services provides the Mt. Washington Valley with programs and services that enrich the lives of seniors and foster connection, joy and purpose. Make a donation to support us to achieve our mission and goals.

Our Vision: The Gibson Center for Senior Services will be the preeminent organization in the Mt. Washington Valley for activities, services, resources, and advocacy dedicated to aging in place with dignity, respect and value.

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