Who We Are

Our Staff

Jayne Colino
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 Bailey
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.
Ilana Seidmann
Program Coordinator 
Ilana develops and oversees all programmatic aspects of the Senior Center. She writes the Coming of Age newsletter, which details upcoming programs and is distributed to all 60+ households in Newton. In addition to creating new programs, she coordinates with current program leaders about ongoing issues and changes. Ilana is responsible for the Senior Services website, the Facebook page, and the 55+ section of the Newton TAB (the local newspaper).
Emily Kuhl
Case Manager
Emily assists Newton seniors with finding resources and services that meet their needs. She meets with individuals in her office at the Senior Center or in their homes, if needed. She can help with long term planning, home care resources, safety planning, caregiver support, public benefits support, and more. She assists the senior and/or family with problem solving and advocacy. Emily attends various meetings, events, and trainings to promote and maintain professional relationships with local resources, such as the West Suburban Area Alzheimer's Partnership.



Julie Joy

Volunteer Coordinator




Elizabeth Lund

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator




Fred Weissman

Administrative Assistant



Custodial Staff John Flynn contributes 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.
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.

Lucy Bedigian
Lunch Site

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 $2 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.

We hope this brief introduction helps you see what makes the Newton Senior Center such a special place in our community. Come by and visit!

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