The Newton Senior Center
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.
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.
Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
Main number: 617-796-1660
Events are intended for participants over 55. Please feel free to join in relevant activities if you are a family member, caregiver or friend. For more information, please see our newsletter.
Keeping Seniors Safe: A Senior Protection Seminar Wednesday, December 4, 12:30 p.m. This program features remarks from Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, the Newton Police Department and others. This presentation includes information on safe banking practices, how seniors can remain safely in their homes, and how to avoid lottery and other scams targeting older adults. Service providers will also outline what resources are available to seniors.
Gallery Tour: New Art Center Friday, December 6, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meet at the New Art Center, 60 Washington Park for a tour of the current exhibitions. The Country Between Us is an exhibition of four Boston-area artists: Resa Blatman, Ariel Freiberg, Susan Still Scott, and Zsuzsanna Varga Szegedi. Each artist breaks down the usual boundaries of painting with personal and political consequences. Irwin Thompson and Julie Gorn is an exhibition of non-objective contemporary painting by two local artists.
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 once each month.
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 sold for $6.00 and are good for the two-year cycle from July 1, 2013 to 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.
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 Lynn Feinman, Aging in Place Project Manager, at 617-796-1675 or email. Lynn is in Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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