Who We Are

Our Staff

Jayne Colino
Director
617-796-1671
jcolino@newtonma.gov
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
Executive Administrator
617-796-1664
abailey@newtonma.gov
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
Program Coordinator 

Kathy Laufer, LICSW
Social Worker
617-796-1663
klaufer@newtonma.gov
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.

Outreach Worker

Volunteer Coordinator
Linda Johnson
Administrative Assistant
617-796-1665
ljohnson@newtonma.gov
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 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.
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
Manager 
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!