Social Service

Meet our Social Services Staff

Kathy Laufer
LICSW Clinical Social Worker
617-796-1663
Christie Rexford
Outreach Worker
617-796-1672

The Social Service staff at the Senior Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Newton seniors. We offer comprehensive social work assessments, outreach services, information and referral, and counseling services. 

After you turn 60, you may be eligible for the following benefits, programs and services:

  • Home Care Services that include assistance with house cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and personal care
  • Fuel Assistance to help with heating costs; Utility Discounts for telephone, gas and electric bills
  • Subsidized Apartments or other housing options
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which can help you pay for your groceries each month
  • Confidential Counseling Services to help you cope with issues such as retirement, aging, illness, bereavement, family relationships, etc.

If you have questions….

Want to schedule an appointment with one of our staff members?

Send an email to Kathy Laufer, our Social Worker
Send an email to Christie Rexford, our Outreach Worker.

Or contact us at the numbers listed at the top of this page and we will be happy to help you!