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: 617-796-1660617-796-1660

Our Newsletter

 

 

Newsletter May/June 2016

Our Calendar

 

 

Calendar May/June 2016

 

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center

Newton Senior Center Presents a Tai Chi Series at the Jackson Gardens, a Newton Housing Authority site 4 Thursdays: June 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join Newton Senior Center instructor, Aaron Crawford, for a four-part series at the Jackson Gardens Newton Housing Authority site located at: John F. Kennedy Circle and Green Street, Newton MA. Transportation between all Newton Housing Authority locations and the program site provided with yellow taxi vouchers. Advanced registration encouraged: 617-796-1660. Free (donations are appreciated). GPS address is 4 Green St.

Caption Telephones and other Assistive Devices for the Hearing Impaired Wednesday, June 8th, 2:00-3:00 p.m. This program will explore caption telephones- what they are, how to obtain one, and the various models available. We will review other assistive telephone accessories for the hearing impaired. We will also discuss amplified phones which have a larger volume range. We will demonstrate the caption call technology using the actual telephones. Melissa Pacey Mahaffey, Doctor of Audiology at the West Newton Hearing Center, has over 20 years of experience in the treatment of hearing loss. She has presented locally and nationally on the topic of hearing loss, its effect on communication, and the advances in hearing assistive technology. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Community Shredding Day Saturday, June 11th, 9:00 a.m.-noon Do you have old bank statements or other papers that need to be shredded? Come to the Newton Senior Center parking lot to dispose of your old papers. Items must be dropped off on this day only. Drive through the parking lot, entering from Walnut Place. Staples may be left in documents. You may watch your documents being shredded. $5 donation requested. Call the Front Desk at 617-796-1660 for a 30-minute time slot in which to arrive.

 

Upcoming Day Trips

Click here for an overview of our spring day trips!

Wednesday, June 22nd: The Newton Senior Center visits Mystic Seaport & Mystic Diner. 

Program Updates

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

Tai Chi and Tong Ren are cancelled on Thursday, June 30th. 

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.

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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