Newton Senior Services

The Newton Senior Center

Welcome!


Mission
The mission of the Department of Senior Services is to optimize quality of life for seniors and their families 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.

Statement of Welcome
The Newton Department of Senior Services welcomes the diversity of our senior community and strives to reflect our values of inclusion and mutual respect through supportive services, programs and advocacy.

Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
Main number: 617-796-1660



Upcoming Events

Theater Workshop begins Monday, September 15. All are welcome! For more information, click here, or call Molly Sass, Program Coordinator, 617-796-1670.

PACT (Pride Aging Community Together) is hosting LGBT Estate Planning Legal Check-Up on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. $6 donation for dinner, from Brewer's Coalition. See flyer for more details.

Health and Wellness Fair:

Be Well. Be Strong.

The Department of Senior Services will host a Health and Wellness Fair on October 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend! Free screenings, flu clinic, giveaways, chair massages and more! For more information please see the event flyer. For a detailed list of all vendors please click here. Keynote speaker Dr. Rob Schreiber will talk about "The Power of Friendship." A free box lunch will be served.

20 Years at the Newton Senior Center

A video about the Center can be viewed here.


Helpful information

Receive our newsletter & updates by email. To receive the newsletter by e-mail and to receive e-mail information updates please register your e-mail address. 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 see our
daily lunch menu.

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.

MBTA Senior Access Pass
Contact 617-222-3200 or visit here for information about the MBTA Senior Access Pass or to renew. The Center will hold an MBTA Senior CharlieCard event on Friday, August 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Applicants must be 65 and bring a valid photo ID with a birthdate. Cards are not printed on site and will be mailed to you directly in 2-6 weeks.

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.
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September 30, 2014  (Today)
Tuesday
7:00 AMMorning Walking Group
8:00 AMtennis
9:00 AMAerobics
9:00 AMSenior Golf League
9:30 AMKeep Moving Group
10:30 AMMuscle Conditioning
11:45 AMLunch: Newton Senior Center
12:30 PMMy Life, My Health
1:00 PMBingo
1:30 PMSwing Band
1:30 PMFarmers Market @ Cold Spring Park
2:00 PMcrafts
October 1, 2014
Wednesday
7:00 AMMorning Walking Group
9:00 AMChamber Ensemble
9:00 AMPool Cues
10:45 AMBeyond Balance
11:45 AMLunch: Newton Senior Center
1:00 PMMovie Matinee
October 2, 2014
Thursday
7:00 AMMorning Walking Group
10:00 AMBeginning Tai Chi
11:00 AMTong Ren
11:45 AMLunch: Newton Senior Center
11:45 AMTai Chi
1:00 PMYoga (chair)
1:00 PMBallroom and Line Dance
2:00 PMYoga (mat)
October 3, 2014
Friday
7:00 AMMorning Walking Group
9:00 AMAerobics
9:00 AMPool Cues
10:00 AMBeginning French
10:30 AMMuscle Conditioning
11:45 AMLunch: Newton Senior Center
12:30 PM"Radio" Remember When
1:00 PMBingo
October 4, 2014
Saturday
10:00 AMFarmers Market - Elm Street