BrooklineCAN's Annual Meeting and Welcoming Reception
For members and prospective members
Tips for Successful Wandering or How to Get Lost and Found. Thursday, June 26, 6-7:30 pm, Goddard House Dinner Lecture Series, 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline. Details here.
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.
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.
Town Meeting agrees with BrooklineCAN on the need for more proactive snow removal monitoring. More here.
Late in 2012, Brookline became the first municipality
in New England to be
admitted to the World Health Organization's Network of Age-Friendly Cities. Click here to read our First Annual Progress Report.. We think you'll be impressed and will want to support our work.
BrooklineCAN is now operating under written governance guidelines. In September 2013, the Steering committee adopted the guidelines after seeking recommendations from members. Officers will be elected by the Steering Committee in June for two-year terms. The elected offices are co-chair, vice-chair/secretary, and treasurer. The Governance Guidelines are posted here.
Although BrooklineCAN has its own governance arrangements, it remains affiliated with the Brookline Senior Center, a non-profit organization that serves as fiscal agent for BrooklineCAN.
Brookline has been accepted as a member of the World Health Organization's international network of Age-Friendly cities. The WHO network includes more than 100 cities in 18 countries. Brookline is the first municipality in New England invited to join.
Betsy DeWitt, Chair of Brookline's Board of Selectman, commented, "We are excited to be recognized by the World Health Organization. Brookline is a great place to live for people of all ages."
BrooklineCAN launched the effort to bring Brookline into the program. Brookline's application was supported by a preliminary plan entitled: Age-Friendly Brookline: An Assessment of Brookline's Age-Friendly Features and Plans to Pursue Additional Age-Friendly Features.
In April 2012, the Brookline Transportation Board revised its regulations for temporary on-street parking to improve options for providers of in-home care. The revised regulations reflect recommendations from BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee. Click here for key features of the regulations.Condominiums and Apartments for detailed information on over 80 rental and condominium buildings in Brookline with 20 or more units and elevator access. public restrooms. These restaurants have agreed to make their restrooms available to BrooklineCAN members even when they are not customers.