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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

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center


Meet the MA Department of Telecommunications and Cable!  Thursday, July 30th, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Are you having trouble reading your cable or telephone bill? Do you want to know what the federal/state Lifeline program is and who qualifies for it?  Please join the MA Department of Telecommunications and Cable for a brief information session as well as an opportunity to answer your cable and telephone questions!
Register by calling the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Ice Cream Social! Wednesday, August 12th, 1:00 p.m. Enjoy an ice cream social with all the toppings for sundaes. Kerry Maher will keep everyone singing with tunes from the past while we enjoy our sundaes. Sponsored by Meadow Green Rehab and Nursing. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Hollywood Quiz Show Returns!  Friday, August 14th, 10:45-11:45 a.m. You are the Star! Newton Health Care Center will sponsor an authentic gameshow complete with clickers, buzzers, microphones, TV monitors, and video camera! “Mr. DJ” makes it feel like being on TV! Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Picnic and Play in the Park
Wednesday, August 26th (rain date August 27th), 6:00-8:00 p.m., Newton South High School Track, 140 Brandeis Road, Free. You bring the picnic, we provide the fun! Grandparents, bring your grandchildren for a great family outing with games, stories, art, and ice cream. Transportation is available for residents 60+. Contact the Senior Center 617-796-1660 for more information.

MBTA Senior CharlieCard Event
Friday, August 28th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
Save yourself the trip to Downtown Crossing! Applicants must be 65 (or turning 65 within two months); please bring a photo ID that includes a birthdate. We will take your picture and send it with the application to the MBTA. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your Senior Charlie Card to be mailed to you.


Program Updates
  • Beth will substitute for Nicole in "Muscles and Movement" on August 21st at 9:00 a.m.
  • Mandarin Conversation is cancelled on Thursday, July 30th.

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 ilevine@newtonma.gov 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.

Lunch
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 abailey@newtonma.gov 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 abailey@newtonma.gov