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
Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center
Legal Clinic Returns to the Newton Senior Center Wednesday, May 6th 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. An attorney from MetroWest Legal Clinic will offer free legal advice for 60+ Newton residents at the Senior Center. Legal assistance is available in the following areas: housing, social security income, government benefits, consumer issues, debt collection, and estate planning documents. This program is sponsored by a grant from Springwell. Appointments are required; call 617-796-1660 to schedule a 20-minute appointment.
Intergenerational Program with Horace Mann School Thursdays, May 7th and May 21st, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Join 5th grade students from Mr. Feldstein’s class from Horace Mann School. In our first session meet the students to share some of your history to help the students know what it was like when you were growing up and to get to know their neighbors. In the second session the students will come back and share what they learned from you and ask some more questions. Please register with Ilana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-796- 1670.
“An Evening In Paris”You are cordially invited to a spectacular night of dinner and dancing. Tickets $30 This event is sponsored by the Departments of Parks and Recreation and Senior Services. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Parks and Recreation Office, Newton Senior Center, or by mail. Please register early seating is limited. This is an event for ages 55+ and is no partner needed. May 14th, 6-10PM Cocktails 6-7, followed by dinner and dancing American Legion Post 440, 295 California Street
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.
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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.