Brookline Community Aging Network


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Brookline Day 2015

September 20th, 11am-3pm at Larz Anderson Park.
We'll be there. Come visit us.   Details.

days until spring!

Brookline Town & School offices, schools, libraries, public safety windows closed Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

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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.

BrooklineCAN held its fifth annual meeting September 17. The crowd was orderly. No arrests were reported.

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.

Age Friendly Cities TV

The Town's Age Friendly Cities committee is offering a series of TV shows with the help of the Brookline Interactive Group.

STRAITS (Senior Transportation Resources Advice Information Training Support). Guest: Shirley Selhub. Moderator: Matt Weiss. Click here to view on YouTube.

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Serving Seniors in Brookline Parks

An article by Frank Caro, chairman of BrooklineCAN and its Livable Community Advocacy Committee. From the Brookline Greenspace Alliance's fall 2015 newsletter.

Expanded Apartment & Condo Listings

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. BrooklineCAN members can view our expanded interactive maps of Apartments here and Condominiums here.

MCOA award to Caro & Dobek

On June 5, Ruthann Dobek, Frank Caro and BrooklineCAN, received “Innovator of the Year” Awards from Massachusetts Councils on Aging.
Press Release here

Details and picture here

New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom

A cautionary tale in being patient, and not skipping the line. Details here.