This year’s "Living and Aging in Newton" series will kick off with a special event at which Mike Festa, Director of AARP Massachusetts, will present our city with a certificate that designates us as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.
Newton’s Executive Office, with contributions from the Department of Senior Services and the Council on Aging, submitted a formal application to WHO/AARP in February 2016 and we were accepted! The Council has come up with a name that is specifically tailored to the needs of our citizens - PLAAN (Planning for an All Age-Friendly Livable Newton).
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Druker Auditorium at the Newton Free Library at 330 Homer Street, come learn about PLAAN at a panel discussion with:
- Marian Knapp, Chair of the Newton Council on Aging
- A representative of BCAN (Brookline’s age-friendly movement)
- Alice Bonner, MA Executive Secretary of Elder Affairs, will offer remarks
A discussion of what it means to be an Age-Friendly Community will follow the presentation ceremony. Materials and an informative display will also be available. This event is free and open to the public.
The series will continue on Thursdays, October 20 and November 17 at 7:00 pm.
Please note the Newton Senior Taxi Vouchers ("Yellow Vouchers") can be used by seniors to get to and from this city-sponsored event! All seniors residing in Newton are eligible for these vouchers. Call the Senior Center at 617-796-1660 with any questions or for more information.
Join us as we celebrate this milestone and work towards creating an All Age-
Friendly, Livable Newton!
This event is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services and the Newton Free Library.