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

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Our Newsletter

Newsletter January/February 2017

 

 

Special Upcoming Events

 

Memory Café Wednesday, January 18th, 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. Enjoy an interactive performance from The Songs Remembered, a facilitated conversation inspired by and centered on live performances and recorded songs from the hit musical, The Sound of Music. Register at 617-796-1660. Free, thanks to the sponsorship of AMADA Senior Care.

Bereavement Support Group Thursday, January 19th, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This group will be a safe place to reflect on our losses (separation from or death of loved ones, end of life, etc.) We will explore meditations, writing, poetry and simple rituals and share strategies for self-care and community support. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

What's YOUR Transportation Budget? Friday, January 20th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. We will look at all the costs of owning and operating a car, totaling up your monthly spending. Then we'll look at the costs of various local transportation options and see how much that same amount might buy you. Kerri Ann Tester is director of the TRIPPS senior transportation program at the Newton and Brookline Senior Centers. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Program Updates

 

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

File of Life Updates If you currently use File of Life, and you need to update your information, please fill out  this document, print it, and store it in your existing red File of Life holder.

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