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.
Stress Management and Balance: Wednesday, February 19, 12:30 p.m. Come learn easy exercises to relieve stress and anxiety from running your life. Have fun in the flow, exploring ways to be more mindful, grounded, and alert. Practice Medical Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to ease pain and stress while improving balance, flexibility and overall health. Led by Alan Krentzel, graduate of UMass Medical School's Practicum as an instructor of Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction and Tai Chi and Qigong at Roots and Wings Healing Arts.
Publish Your Own Book?! Yes You Can! Rescheduled: Wednesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. The best way to preserve your family documents is still in book form. This workshop will discuss options available and steps you can take to get your family history (research and family stories) into book form. We will discuss resources available, different POD companies and their pros and cons, short cuts in producing professional-looking layouts, and some helpful equipment that can make the job easier (and which you can use to help others who want to create a family heirloom book themselves.) Marjorie Turner Hollman has published a number of personal histories and is the Southern New England Chapter Coordinator for the Association of Personal Historians.
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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. The Center will hold an MBTA Senior CharlieCard event on Friday, February 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Applicants must be 65 and bring a valid photo ID with a birthdate.
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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