New volunteers have re-launched this program! They have added new vendors and categories. We currently list 108 providers (86 new) in 28 categories (18 new).
Members can read more and see updated listings
Brookline Community Aging Network – BrooklineCAN – is an all-volunteer organization that focuses on Brookline as a great place to live. It provides information for older residents that helps them remain engaged in the life of the community, and advocates to make Brookline an even better place to live for seniors and everyone. It is separate from but works with the town's Council on Aging and the Brookline Senior Center.
This website is a clearing house of information detailing Brookline's extensive network of services and activities that help make our town an eminently livable community. Here you will find the abundance of social, educational, and recreational programs that can enrich our lives, build a sense of community, and make our town an even better place for all.
BrooklineCAN on Twitter and Facebook
Matt Weiss, BrooklineCAN's chief Tweeter (Twitterer?, Tweetmeister?), scours the Twitterverse for items of interest to Brookline seniors. Updated daily.
Our Twitter feed is echoed on Facebook. If you're a Facebook user, you can follow us there.
Episode 13. 9/7/2017. Guests talk about two events in September: BrooklineCAN’s Annual Meeting and Brookline Day. Guests: Roberta Winitzer, Chair, Council on Aging Sara Nelson, Coordinator, Brookline Day, Brookline Recreation Department.
Click here to view on YouTube.
Goddard House been awarded the 2017 Program Innovation of the Year Award by LeadingAGEMassachusetts. The Award is given for the development and implementation of a creative and innovative program that measurably benefits residents and/or staff - and in this case, students training at Goddard House from Lesley University. More information.
New Choices for 'Younger' Seniors
What would you like to see more of? Soulful jazz? Nobel laureates? Acclaimed authors? Star chocolatiers? Post-divorce professionals? Thought leaders? Sports team wannabes? How can Brookline become more dynamic for you?
New Choices, an emerging committee of Brookline residents, is holding a focus group to make the town more vibrant based on your interests, practical needs, and pie-in-the-sky wishes.
60-minute focus groups for 55 to 75-year-olds will be held at various Brookline locations, to be determined, in the fall. Space is limited.
Interested? RSVP by August 15 to
or call Deidre, 617-730-2767. Please include your name, contact information, and preference of a weekday morning, afternoon, or evening time slot.
The Silent Call Procedure
The “Silent Call Procedure” is used when a caller is unable to verbally communicate their emergency over the phone. If a resident of Massachusetts calls 9-1-1 and is unable to speak for any reason.
In an aging nation, what makes an age friendly community? We look at what U.S. cities can do to help seniors live better.
On Point radio show, WBUR 90.9,
Click here to listen to or download the podcast
Scams directed toward the elderly
Brookline Police issue warning about scams directed toward seniors. Click here for details.
Our original apartment and condominium listings were limited to buildings with 25 units or more. Now, thanks to a grant from ReServe Greater Boston, we were able to add over 30 listings for smaller buildings. View our expanded interactive maps of Apartments here and Condominiums here. Previously only available to our members, now offered to everyone.
Facebook post from Brookline Police:
Today we have received several calls from Brookline residents, who have reported receiving suspicious calls from people claiming to be the IRS. The callers then stated that they were filing a lawsuit against the residents before asking for personal information. If you receive such a call, it is NOT the IRS, it is a scam.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.
Tweet from Brookline Police:
Extortion SCAM from local 617 telephone #. Be wary if you receive demand for money due to "Accident" "Kidnapping," etc. Call Police for help.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.
New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom
A cautionary tale in being patient, and not skipping the line. Details here.