Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) project!

NOTE: The 11/20 Executive Building Committee and Advisory Building Committee meeting has been cancelled.


10/23/18 NewCAL Project DRAFT Vision Statement

The Draft Vision Statement was presented at EBC+ABC Joint Committee meeting on Thursday evening, 10/23/18:

“The City of Newton’s goal is to build a large, well-equipped, comfortable Center to meet the unique needs of our seniors, a center that fosters a special sense of community and belonging for this growing age group. 

Like our current Senior Center, we expect from Monday to Friday during the day, the building will almost exclusively be used by Newton’s seniors, and it will be designed accordingly. 

Our goal is also to welcome people of all ages to the Center, especially in the late afternoon, evenings, and weekends.” 


Presentation and Guiding Principles 

For your reference, the 10/23/18 EBC+ABC meeting presentation can be found under the Presentations tab.


QUESTIONNAIRE – please respond by November 30th (the questionnaire will go off line on 11/30/18)

As discussed at the Committee meeting on 10/23/18, the project team requests your participation in the Newton Center for Active Living (NewCAL) Questionnaire as we continue the programming process for the new facility. It would be great if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey and share your thoughts with the project team.  Thank you if you have already completed the questionnaire or narrative!


Upcoming Events

In an effort to gather as much information as possible and engage the entire community, several open office hours and listening sessions are planned over the next several months, throughout the City at multiple different venues in the various Newton villages.

Please click on the upcoming events tab for the November 2018 flyer update for meeting information, including the following dates and locations:

  • November 1       Listening Session – 7:00PM Library – 330 Homer Street 
  • November 2      Friday morning Open Office Hours – 11:00-12:30  AM  Auburndale Library – 371 Auburn Street 
  • November 9      Friday morning Open Office Hours – 10:00-11:30  AM  Hawthorne Field House – 17 Hawthorne Street
  • November 16    CANCELLED – DUE TO SNOW FORECAST
  • November 20   EBC+ABC Joint Committee Meeting  CANCELLED
  • November 30   Friday morning Open Office Hours – 9:30-11:00  AM  Newton Innovation Center124 Vernon Street 

Friday Open Office Hours are drop-in sessions which will take place every Friday morning through November 30 (see schedule above). Note: Due to the overwhelming response to the online questionnaire (a huge thank you!), the December Open Office Hours have been cancelled as the project team is working through all the feedback and preparing for next steps in this exciting process.  To access information shared at meetings please click on the Community Feedback tab.


In the meantime, please continue to check this project website for updates. Also, feel free to email the project team at newcal@newtonma.gov with thoughts and/or questions regarding this project.

Remember to visit here frequently to keep up with the latest information, design, presentations, and meetings.

Also, please contact us at newcal@newtonma.gov with any questions.

Note: For information about other area Senior Centers and Senior/Community Centers, please click on this link.

The new facility will be a community asset, so we are looking for feedback from the entire community!

On behalf of the Newcal project team, we wish you a warm and happy Thanksgiving holiday!