Here's a sampling of the questions we are asked by people new to the Center. If your question is not answered below, we are happy to answer your question directly by phone (617-796-1660) or firstname.lastname@example.org
To see driving directions, please visit our Directions page. We also provide transportation services to the Center for those who have no other way of getting here. Please visit our Transportation page for more information.
All you have to do to "join" is drop in and sign in. See Our Programs for a listing of programs and specifics about fees and/or donations. Please contact Ilana Levine, Program Coordinator, at 617-796-1670 or email@example.com for more information.
No, you do not have to be a Newton resident. Non-Newton residents are welcome to participate, however for programs with limited space, Newton residents do get priority. Many of the volunteers at the center are from other towns. We encourage all to participate.
People from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, income levels, educational backgrounds participate in a huge variety of general life experiences at the Center. We do require that those who attend the Center and its programs do so independently. Some people spend the whole day at the Center, some drop in for specific programs and others use it in whatever combination fits their schedule. If you need additional assistance, Center staff can guide you to other programs.
Take a look at Our Programs and we are pretty sure something there will catch your eye. We are always interested in expanding our programing; please contact Ilana Levine, Program Coordinator, 617-796-1670 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions.
The Center is funded by an array of public funds and private contributions. We receive city, state, and federal funds, as well as contributions of all sizes from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Senior Citizen Fund of Newton is a private, not-for-profit organization which generously raises and distributes private funds to support the Newton Senior Center and transportation for seniors. If you would like more information please contact Jayne Colino, Director, at 617-796-1671 or email@example.com.
Home care services may be obtained from private agencies or through Springwell, the local Aging Services Access Point/ Home Care Corporation (617-926-4100). Springwell has income and "tasks of daily living" criteria which must be met. The Newton Dept. of Senior Services maintains a list of private agencies. If you are not sure, please call senior services (617-796-1660) and speak with a social worker who can help you access the best options.
We joke that "we don't check IDs." We develop programs to meet the needs and address the interests of the older adult population of Newton. Some people who attend the Center are younger than 55; all are welcome!