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
New! Nature Focused Intergenerational Program Information Session Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:00 a.m. at the Newton Senior Center Do you enjoy spending time with curious, enthusiastic, bright eyed children? Bridges: Our Smarts is an intergenerational program that fosters friendships and understanding between older adults and children in our middle schools. Spend 60 minutes per week for 6 weeks sharing your experiences and learning about these children as you work together, under the guidance of Farm Educator Alison Scorer of Newton Community Farm. Together, you will complete simple, fun projects pertaining to nature that promote shared perspectives and interesting discussions. Classes will begin the week of May 5th at the John Barry Boys and Girls Club. Please register for this Information Session by contacting 617-796-1660. If you have questions about the program, please contact Alison Scorer at email@example.com or 339-203-0314
Free 8 week LGBT Bereavement Group Bereavement group for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adults of any age who are facing the loss of a loved one. Thursday evenings at the Newton Senior Center, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., April 2nd to May 21st, for more information or to schedule a registration interview call: Beth Damsky LICSW at 857-719-3062.
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.
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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.