Council on Aging

Agendas, Minutes & ByLaws 

City of Newton Council on Aging

The Council on Aging is a group of interested volunteers appointed, by the Mayor, to serve the needs and improve the quality of life for all Newton seniors focusing on outreach, advocacy, education, and legislation. The Council on Aging and Advisory Board are part of the Department Of Senior Services and shares the mission, vision and values of the department:

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.

Vision To provide sustained leadership that helps Newton be a livable and age friendly community for all who choose to age here.

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.

Age Friendly Planning Newton joined the AARP Network of age friendly communities in 2015.  To learn more about Planning Livable All Age-Friendly Newton. click on PLAAN.

Council on Aging/Executive Committee

Donna Murphy, Chair

Elizabeth Dugan

Marian Knapp

Naomi Krasner

Julie Norstrand

Allison  Sharma

Carol Ann Shea, Vice Chair

Council on Aging, Advisory Board

Nancy Brown

Audrey Cooper

Rev. Howard Haywood

Jo-Edith Heffron

Adele Hoffman

Julie Irish

Naomi Krasner

Ena Lorant

Maria Meyer

Susan Paley

Ernest Picard

Joyce Picard

Eric Rosenbaum (City Employee)

Lisa Samelson

Nancy Scammon (City Employee)

Laura Shaw

Tom Shoemaker

Gordon Szerlip

Emma Watkins

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