The Brookline Community Aging Network

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Brookline Farmers Market

starts this Thursday, June 19.

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 Complete Streets Forum

BrooklineCAN is co-sponsoring an educational forum on Complete Streets on June 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Main Library in Hunneman Hall. Details here and here.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elder Care
(But Were Afraid to Ask).

Thursday, May 15,
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Senior Center,
93 Winchester Street.
Presented by BrooklineCAN. Details here.

Remember to set your clocks back

 

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Successful Members' Meeting

An enthusiastic gathering of current and prospective members met at 93 Winchester Street on July 18 for BrooklineCAN's annual mid-summer reception. They networked, heard about opportunities and challenges, and honored some of the organization's volunteers. All enjoyed refreshments, and this year's added bonus: Frank Caro's prize-winning home-brewed beer. Door prizes from various merchants were awarded. View some pictures here.
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Brookline Day 2014

September 14th, 11am-3pm at Larz Anderson Park

3rd Annual Reception

Wednesday, September 17
5:00 - 7:00 PM
93 Winchester Street

BrooklineCAN's Annual Meeting and Welcoming Reception
For members and prospective members
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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. Women dancing & laughing - Photo by Mimi Katz

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 http://www.foxsearchlightscreenings.com/Coolidge86

More details

 

BrooklineCAN on Twitter

Matt Weiss, BrooklineCAN's chief Tweeter, scours the Twitterverse for items of interest to Brookline seniors. Updated daily.

Hot Topics

Snow Removal Win for BrooklineCAN!

Town Meeting agrees with BrooklineCAN on the need for more proactive snow removal monitoring. More here.

Brookline - an Age-Friendly City

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.

Scam warnings

The Brookline Police Department would like to warn Brookline residents about several recent telephone scams which appear to be targeting Brookline residents. Read the details on the Brookline Police Blog.

BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee analyzes automatic doors

Map and story here.

What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for Massachusetts Seniors?

An article written for BrooklineCAN by Brian Rosman, Research Director, Health Care for All

BrooklineCAN Governance

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.

Age-Friendly Cities

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.

Caregiver Parking on Brookline Streets

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.

Guide to Residential Buildings with elevators

See our new guides to 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

BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee has just added seven restaurants to the existing list of 17 public restrooms. These restaurants have agreed to make their restrooms available to BrooklineCAN members even when they are not customers.

Click here for map
Click here for Restroom List
Click here for Press Release (pdf)

New Service for BrooklineCAN members

  • Screened service providers listed
    • Computer Support
    • Electricians
    • Home Contractors
    • Handyman Services
    • Painters (added April 14)
    • Plumbers
    • Roofers (added March 26)
    • Snow Removal (added April 14)
  • Licenses & references checked
  • click here for more