Newton Senior Services


Welcome to the Newton Senior Center! 


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

Our Newsletter

Newsletter November/December 2016




 Special Upcoming Events

Oral Health Issues of Seniors Tuesday, December 13th, 3:00-4:00 p.m. We will discuss a wide range of issues related to oral health: the causes of tooth decay, periodontal disease and management, preventative measures, salivary reduction, options for replacing missing teeth, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Matthew Epstein of West Newton Dental Associates is a graduate of Newton North High School. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Documentary & Discussion: Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped? Wednesday, December 14th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. We will show the compelling PBS NOVA documentary, Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped? After the film, we will take questions from the audience. Dorene Rentz, PsyD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

Bereavement Support Group Thursday, December 15th,  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.

Memory Café Wednesday, December 21st, 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 a “Holiday Sing-Along” with Mel Stiller! Register at 617-796-1660. Free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Presentation Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center.

Upcoming Day Trips

Thursday, December 15th: The Newton Senior Center visits the Newport Playhouse.

Program Updates

Swing Band is cancelled on Thursday, December 27th.

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 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.

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 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

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