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    Newton Senior Services

    Welcome to the Newton Senior Center! We are closed on Friday, February 5th due to the snow storm.

    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

    Special Upcoming Events at the Newton Senior Center


    Transportation Support to Seniors in Newton Mondays in January and February, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Kerri Ann Tester, director of TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning, and Partnership for Seniors), will hold office hours in the conference room at the Newton Senior Center. Anyone seeking assistance with local transportation is welcome to stop in. Bring your lunch and your questions!

    Social Security: What You Need to Know Wednesday, January 20th, 1:30-3:30 p.m. During the presentation, we will discuss Social Security benefits and services, the history of Social Security, online services, and provide time to get your questions answered. Kristen Alberino has been working at the Social Security Administration for thirteen years in various positions including Claims Representative and Operations Supervisor. She has been doing outreach since 2011. Register with the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

    Welcome to Medicare! Thursday, January 21st, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Are you turning 65 soon, new to Medicare, or retiring soon? This presentation, led by the MetroWest SHINE program, will provide a basic overview of Medicare and related programs to help individuals make educated and informed decisions about their health care coverage. Register by calling the Front Desk at 617-796-1660. Free.

    Healthy Living and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Latest Research Friday, January 22nd, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Dr. Jackson returns to focus on the latest research about Alzheimer's disease. He will also leave time at the end for more tips about aging gracefully and the latest on what works and what doesn't in health and lifestyle activities. Dr. Jonathan Jackson is a cognitive neuroscientist with Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital, and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Register with the Front Desk at 617-790-1660. Free

    Upcoming Day Trips

    Tuesday, March 15th, 2016: The Newton Senior Center visits the Institute of Contemporary Art and Strega Waterfront.

    Tuesday, April 12th, 2016: The Newton Senior Center visits the Sandwich Glass Museum and the Daniel Webster Inn.

    Program Updates

    Mandarin Conversation is on hiatus until Thursday, March 10th. Please join us then!

    Friday, January 22nd: Diane T. will be subbing in Muscles & Movement.

    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 ilevine@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