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The Newton Senior Center


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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

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center

Poetry Writing Event Tuesday, October 13th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre At this event, co-sponsored by the Newton Senior Center and the L'CHAIM Group at Temple Emanuel, members of the Newton South Poetry Club will share original poetry and read their favorite poems. Afterwards, the Newton South students will explain their writing process and give the attendees an opportunity to write their own poems -either free verse or Haikus- with the Newton South's Poetry Club members' assistance. Dessert provided from 2- 2:30pm, following the program. If you have any questions about the event, call Tracy at L'CHAIM- 617-959- 4928. Register with the Senior Center Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Living and Aging in Newton Library Series: Housing.
Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St. The Newton Department of Senior Services and the Newton Free Library cosponsor an annual Library Series that features expert panelists on current topics. Join us for a panel discussion on the housing options that are available to you as you age in Newton. Topics will include home modifications, how to approach renovating your home, refinancing, how to determine if moving is right for you, how to choose options that are "age-friendly" and more. Open to all and no registration required.

Essential Legal Documents for Seniors Wednesday, October 28th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. What’s the difference between an Advanced Directive, a Health Care Proxy, a Living Will, a MOLST and a DNR? Learn about guardianships, conservatorships, and planning ahead to manage your affairs as you age. Alice Taylor is an attorney with a solo practice in Waltham, concentrating in estate planning, special needs and elder law, and probate/administration of decedents’ estates. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free, thanks to the sponsorship of the MA Bar Association, which provides knowledgeable lawyers to speak pro bono every year.

Adult Flu Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 2015 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Newton Senior Center Open to all Newton residents age 18 and up. Please bring all of your Medicare and health insurance cards with you. If you don’t have health insurance, you can receive the vaccine for free.

Upcoming Day Trips

Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Thursday, November 12th Depart at 9:15 a.m., return 6:15 p.m. $78 per person (lunch is included) Deadline to register is October 22nd We will head to the Newport Playhouse for an extensive and hearty buffet which includes BBQ chicken, spaghetti and meatballs, a salad bar, a full dessert table, and much more. After our delicious lunch, we will stroll to the intimate theatre for a performance of “Remember Me?” a play about what happens to a marriage when an old boyfriend shows up. After the play, we will be treated to a delightful and fun-filled musical cabaret! Included: Reserved seats to the performance and cabaret, transportation to and from the Playhouse via coach bus, driver’s tip, and a full buffet lunch.

Program Updates

October 13th Diane will substitute for Louise in the 9:00 Muscles & Movement class.

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

Receive our newsletter & updates by email. To receive the newsletter by e-mail and to receive e-mail information updates please contact Ilana Levine at Department of Senior Services/ Newton Senior Center list is administered by the Newton Senior Center. It is intended primarily to deliver the monthly newsletter to subscribers although we may offer important emergency updates to the members of the list. Frequency of the newsletter is every other month.

Join us for lunch five days a week. Please view our newsletter to see the daily lunch menu.

Senior Citizen's Parking Sticker, July 2015 to June 2017
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 $6.00, and are good until June 30, 2017. 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 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