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The Party of a Century
The Party of a Century, a special centenarian party for area residents 100 years or older at the Brookline Senior Center on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Elinor "Fuzzy" Down, 103, of Jamaica Plain reads a selection from her memoir.
U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Wins Third World Cup

Brookline 'Best Suburb in America'

Brookline Patch reports that Niche has ranked Brookline number 1 in its “Best Suburbs in America” survey.

Brookline Day 2015

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

days until spring!

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
June 18, Disruptive Demographics:
How Our Aging Population is Re-Envisioning Longevity
Thursday, June 18th, 2015 2:00PM
Brookline Senior Center – 93 Winchester Street
Open to all – Free of Charge
To register, please call 617-730-2770

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.

Free Screening

You and a guest are cordially invited the following screening of Fox Searchlight’s CALVARY

Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St. Brookline

This invitation is not valid for admission. To download a pass, click

More details


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.

Discussion with Melissa Battite, Brookline Recreation Department, and John Dempsey, Bicycle Advisory Committee. Matt Weiss is the moderator. Click for larger version

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Brookline Heat Advisory.

The Brookline Emergency Management Team has issued a heat advisory through Wednesday, September 9. Click here for information about Brookline cooling centers, including their hours of operation and addresses, and tips for preventing heat-related illnesses.

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.

New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom

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

Mosquito-borne viruses

The Brookline Health Deparment has asked us to share this information with our members.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health identified West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes in traps located in South Brookline. As a result, the risk level is Moderate. Details 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