City of Newton Parks and Recreation 55 and over Programs

Summer Day Trips: July 19th Foxwoods Casino, July 26th Theatre by the Sea, Beauty and the Beast, August 16th Visit to Popponesset in Mashpee, August 28th & 29th Overnight to Cape Cod. More information and registration, call 617-796-1506.

Summer Aquatics: Increase your physical activity without stress on your joints. Swimming skills are not necessary. Summer Aquatics meets at the Gath Pool Monday through Friday 12:15-1:00 p.m. during July and August.

Bocce League: Bocce is a sport that is exciting and has a low exertion level. The rules are very basic, and once you learn them, you will be able to start right away. Our league will begin play in early June. We offer lots of fun, exercise, friendship, and free lessons for beginners!

Tennis : Tennis is a sport that can be played at any age. Although some seniors may be less mobile than younger players, they can still learn to play the game and accrue numerous health benefits from playing, such as improved cardio and bone density. Tennis is held at the Warren House Courts on Washington Street in West Newton. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Our season runs from April through October. Spring hours: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Summer hours: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Golf League: The Newton Senior Golf League meets at the Commonwealth Golf Course on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM. This course offers a short but challenging round of golf featuring quick greens and relatively narrow fairways. We host several tournaments throughout the season and end with our annual banquet in October. Cost is $26 for 9 holes, cart and green fees. League runs May through October. All skill levels are welcome!

Walking: Walking is a low impact exercise that will strengthen your heart, lower disease risk, give you energy, and help you lose weight! We have multiple walking groups to help meet your needs; the early morning walkers meet at 7:00 AM four times a week. Our Fig Newton group walks 2 miles once a week, and our Cove group enjoys walking along the shady paths near the Charles River once a week.