It takes a team - actually many teams - to offer the diverse programming you will find every day at the Center. Here are the teams that make it happen.
|Jayne leads "the team" and supervises the staff of the Department of Senior Services. She guides the Center on a daily basis with an eye toward the future. Jayne also staffs the Newton Council on Aging, a citizens group appointed by the Mayor to identify and meet the needs of the seniors in the community.
Contact Jayne if you would like to discuss the needs of seniors in the community and how the Center can help.
|Alice’s organizing skills keep the Center running smoothly. She works to ensure that the Center is a safe and comfortable environment. She keeps our data, keeps us in supplies, processes the finances and keeps the building ship-shape. Alice also oversees our transportation program, providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, houses of worship and other destinations. Alice also oversees our Durable Medical Equipment Program. Contact Alice
|Molly plans and implements the programs at the Center. From fitness classes to art programs and lectures, she works to provide diverse programs for adults in the community. Contact Molly if you have any questions or comments regarding the Center's programming.
|Kathy Laufer, LICSW
|Kathy is an experienced social worker with a specialty in geriatrics. She and the outreach worker can be found in the Social Work Suite on the Lower Level.They are joined by a social work intern.The team is available to provide resources, assistance and support. For an appointment or to learn about groups currently being offered, please contact Kathy through information provided. Contact Kathy.
|Christie helps residents understand and access the wide array of benefits and services available that help residents age well in Newton. This worker is available for home visits and works closely with other organizations that serve seniors. Contact Christie for an appointment.
Aging in Place Project Manager
|Lynn is working on projects designed to assist citizens to stay in their homes as the changes that come with age become a reality. These programs range from tax assistance programs to home maintenance resources and related services. Contact Lynn
|Linda offers support with administrative tasks and keeps our database updated. Her work is critical in providing information necessary for funding reports and daily functions of the Center. Linda is here mornings Monday-Friday and can be found on the Mezzanine.
||Custodial staff Ken Doucette and John Flynn contribute to the Center's clean, safe, comfortable environment that is so important to our mission.
|Corps of Volunteers
||The Newton Senior Center’s Corps of Volunteers is an amazing team of over 200 individuals who share their skills, wisdom and interests to create a very special environment at the Center. We have volunteer teachers, caterers, bingo callers, singers, musicians, receptionists, data entry, store clerks, handymen, and lunch site helpers. The list of volunteer opportunities is endless. If you have an interest or skill, we’d love to have you volunteer for us.
Contact Molly and let her know how you’d like to get involved.
|Council on Aging
||The Council on Aging is a group of interested volunteers appointed by the mayor to serve the needs and improve the quality of life for all Newton seniors focusing on outreach, advocacy, education and legislation.
Contact Jayne Colino at 617-796-1671 to reach the Council on Aging.
|The Newton Senior Center offers lunch Monday-Friday, through the Federal Lunch Program, under contract with Springwell. Diners are offered a choice of hot or cold entrees five days a week. A donation of $1.75 is suggested, per lunch, and reservations should be made by 11:00 a.m. the previous day by calling the main number at 617-796-1660.
||Van / taxi drivers and coordinators provide services under a contract with Veteran's Taxi. See transportation info.
We hope this brief introduction to our teams helps you see what makes the Newton Senior Center such a special place in our community. Come by and visit!