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     
Fax number: 617-969-9560

Regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m

 

Weather Cancellation Policy

If Newton Schools are closed The Senior Center is closed,  if schools have a  delayed opening The Senior Center is delayed in opening for the same period of time. Watch local news stations for school closings OR Check this website  or call our main number by 7:00 a.m. at 617-796-1660 for specific information. 

BEWARE! 

You may be getting or have gotten a notice in the mail from a company called CleanChoice Energy.

The notice is misleading. Don’t be fooled.  CleanChoice Energy is NOT the City’s Newton Power Choice program.

CleanChoice Energy’s price for electricity is much higher than the Newton Power Choice price and higher also than Eversource’s Basic Service price.

Also, the fine print in the CleanChoice Energy notice indicates that your price may change automatically without any notification.

If you have questions about Newton Power Choice, please see www.newtonpowerchoice.com.Or Call 617-796-1000

Our Calendar

March April Calendar 2019

Our Newsletter

March April Newsletter 2019

Helpful Information During Austin Street Construction

Please click on these links for important information related to Newtonville construction and parking spaces that are available: (construction begins 4/17/18):

Special Senior Center Parking Spaces

New Space Development for Seniors: NewCAL

In 2018, Newton launched a process to develop new space for senior activities. NewCAL an acronym that stands for Newton Center for Active Living is the working name for the process.  To get quick overview of the project click on  NewCAL Q&A sheet. To learn more about the on going development of the project click on NewCAL website.

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Starting in September 2018, area residents are invited to participate in a new job networking group specifically designed by the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA) for workers age 50 years old and above. The group meets on two Wednesdays a month. To learn more about the program visit the  MCOA website or see  the program flyer. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. Click here to register. For additional information contact Margaret Leipsitz at 617-796-1665 or at mleipsitz@newtonma.gov.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower chairs, commodes and other items are available for loan to Newton residents. Donations of select items are welcome.  Pick-up and drop off are done by appointment only.  Unfortunately, we can NOT accommodate walk-in requests. Please contact Alice Bailey, Executive Administrator, at 617-796-1664 or  abailey@newtonma.gov

Coming of Age Newsletter

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 2017 to June 2019
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, 2019. 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. The COA and Advisory Board holds open meetings the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the senior center.  Reach the COA through Department Head, Jayne Colino, at 617-796-1671 or email

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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