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Newton Senior Services

The Newton Senior Center


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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

Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Training Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30- 2:30 QPR is a simple, educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help, and refer. Newton Cares: Coalition for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health is offering this special session for Newton seniors. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free

MBTA Senior Charlie Card Event Wednesday, December 2nd, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Save yourself the trip to Downtown Crossing! Applicants must be 65 (or turning 65 within two months); bring a photo ID that includes a birthdate. Senior Center staff will take your picture and send it with the application to the MBTA. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your Senior Charlie Card to be mailed to you. No registration required.

Celebrating a Place in our Lives for Art: Ceramics: A Class Act II, Newton Free Library, December 2015  View the works from the art studio at the Newton Senior Center-- our favorites from 2015!

Upcoming Day Trips

Please stay tuned! We are planning exciting new day trips for the spring of 2016!

Program Updates

Tuesday, November 17th: 3D Open Studio is cancelled.

Wednesday, November 18th: Pool Cues and Drawing and Painting! Open Studio are canceled.

Thursday, November 19th: Ceramics is cancelled.

Friday, November 20th: Office Hours with Alderman Norton have been cancelled, Pool Cues is cancelled, and Poker is cancelled.

Monday, November 23rd: Zumba Gold and Ageless Grace are cancelled.

Wednesday, December 2nd: Zumba Gold is cancelled.

Monday, December 7th: Zumba Gold and Ageless Grace are cancelled.

Thursday, December 24th: Men's Club is cancelled.

Monday, December 28th: Zumba Gold, Ageless Grace and Nia are cancelled.

Wednesday, December 30th: Zumba Gold, Ageless Grace and Nia are cancelled.

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 Levine 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