Newton Senior Services

 

Welcome to the Newton Senior Center! 

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

Our Newsletter

Newsletter July/August 2016

 

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls 8 Fridays: July 15th, 22nd, 29th, August 5th, 19th, 26th, September 2nd, 16th, 12:30-2:30 p.m. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Register with the Front Desk by calling 617- 796-1660. Free.

Memory Cafe Wednesday, July 20th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. People with forgetfulness and other changes in their thinking, along with their care partners, are invited to meet for this special program at the Newton Senior Center. Balance the mind and body, and have fun with Afro-Latin drums, bells, and shakers from around the world with master teaching artist Cornell “Sugarfoot” Coley. Generously sponsored by FirstLight HomeCare. Register with the Front Desk at 617- 796-1660. Free.

 

Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan Friday, July 22nd, 1:00-2:00 p.m. This talk will discuss research on behaviors associated with healthy aging and strategies people can use to help improve well-being. Salom Teshale is a PhD candidate in the Social and Developmental Psychology program at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on different types of goal-setting strategies that connect to well-being in midlife and older age. Register with the Front Desk at 617- 796-1660. Free.

Upcoming Day Trips

Wednesday, August 17th: The Newton Senior Center visits the North Shore Music Theatre & Not Your Average Joe's. Click here to download the registration form. 

Program Updates

Chamber Ensemble is on break for the summer, and will resume on Wednesday, September 14th.

Beth will sub for Nicole in Muscle Conditioning on the following Tuesdays: July 5th, July 12th, and July 19th.

During July and August, Men's Club will be meeting at Johnny's Luncheonette instead of at the Newton Senior Center. All summer speakers have been re-scheduled for fall (see the September/October Coming of Age newsletter).

The Yamaha Music School performance scheduled for August 2nd has been cancelled.

The Rumikub lesson scheduled for August 8th has been cancelled.

Living and Aging in Newton

A needs assessment by the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging, Gerontology Institute. Available here. Housing Criteria for a Livable and Friendly Newton for Everyone. 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 Seidmann at iseidmann@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

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