Newton Senior Services

The Newton Senior Center

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Mission
The mission of the Department of Senior Services is to optimize quality of life for older adults and those who support them through welcoming, respectful and meaningful opportunities that engage and value older people, and empower them to remain independent and to be important assets in our community.

Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
Main number: 617-796-1660


In this season of extreme winter weather, we strongly urge you to, if at all possible, reach out to family or neighbors who may be able to assist you with snow removal.

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center

Brain Wellness Series The Brain Wellness Series will familiarize participants with eight components of brain wellness, the science behind them and how to practice them in daily life. The presenter, Yuval Malinsky, is CEO of Vigorous Mind, Inc. a Newton-based company that specializes in brain wellness for seniors. The program is an eight week series Wednesday March 4th –April 22nd, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Cost; $50.00/ person. Each session will include 30 minutes of a lecture about the relevant science and then 30 minutes of brain exercises and brain stimulating activities. To register and for more information, please contact Ilana Levine @ 617-796-1670 or ilevine@newtonma.gov

Learn How to use Solocho Tuesday, March 3rd, 1:00 Solocho is a web site that allows people to post chores they need done and matches those chores to local students who want to make some pocket money. If you want help with things around the house like yard work, light painting, or snow clearing, you can use Solocho, and you will also be helping build the local community by hiring a local student. In this session you will learn: • How to post your chores • About how we keep you information private • What chore flow means • How to see and write reviews • Please feel free to bring your computer! To register, contact Ilana Levine 617- 796-1670 or ilevine@newtonma.gov

Back by Popular Demand! Ballroom Dance Performance and Lesson Tuesday, March 10th, American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Newton Senior Center are pleased to present the Yale Ballroom Dance Team’s showcase. The showcase will have a variety of performances by the 15 tour members, a combination of 10-12 dance showpieces ranging from waltz, tango, and foxtrot to cha-cha, rumba, and bolero. An interactive seminar will follow the showcase and will consist of a fun lesson for the audience, to give them a chance to learn a few easy dance steps and figures. All are welcome, no partner or experience necessary! Refreshments will be served. Transportation is available. For more information please call Nancy at 617- 796-1506

Spring Fling! Intergenerational Festival Saturday, March 28th 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Newton North H.S. This special event, co-sponsored by the student volunteers of Newton ASC and the Newton Senior Center, will feature entertainment, lunch and fun. This event unites the students and seniors of Newton for an enjoyable afternoon. Newton ASC is a completely volunteer run high school community service organization formed in 2003. It was created to provide opportunities for youth across the City to work together to give back to the community. There is no charge for the lunch and activities but space is limited. Registration is required. RSVP by calling the Newton Senior Center at (617) 796-1660

Cancellation: Please note that the Low Vision Group scheduled to meet on Monday, March 2nd has been cancelled.

20 Years at the Newton Senior Center

A video about the Center's 20 year history can be viewed here.

Living and Aging in Newton: Now and In the Future

A needs assessment by the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, Gerontology Institute. Available here.

Helpful information

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Lunch
Join us for lunch five days a week. Please see our
daily lunch menu.

Senior Citizen's Parking Sticker, July 2013 to June 2015
Newton residents, 65 years and older, are eligible for a Senior Parking Sticker that allows free parking in the City's municipal lots. Applicants must show license and registration with a Newton address or a copy of the lease agreement for personal leased cars. Stickers are now $3.00 for the remainder of the cycle, and are good until June 30, 2015. Stickers are good at 1, 2, and 3 hour meters in all city lots, but never on the street! Stickers are available at the Newton Senior Center between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please click
here for information about the Senior Citizen's Parking Sticker.


Council on Aging
The Council on Aging (COA) is a group of interested volunteers, appointed by the mayor, to serve the needs of and improve the quality of life for all Newton Seniors focusing on advocacy education, outreach, and legislation. The Council on Aging is composed of 9 commissioners and 29 Advisory Board members. Among the members are citizens and service providers. They support the work and mission of the other components of the department as well as act as citizen advocates. Reach the COA through Department Head, Jayne Colino, at 617-796-1671 or email.

Durable Medical Equipment
Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower chairs, commodes. Please contact Alice Bailey, Executive Adminstrator, at 617-796-1664 or email. Please call in advance to donate, pick-up or drop-off equipment.

Contractor Referral List
For a list of pre-screened contractors, plumbers, electricians, handymen, etc. please call Alice Bailey, Executive Administrator, at 617-796-1664 or email.

Sidewalk Snow Shoveling Exemption Request Form