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.
Best of all, no member of BrooklineCAN has ever, or will ever, illegally deflate a football.
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.
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
Forum for Seniors on Brookline’s Upcoming Override Ballot Question
The rapid expansion of the school population has created a need for more classrooms and more teachers. Voters will be asked to approve a substantial increase in property taxes to provide the necessary financing. Details and video here.
Senior Center Parking
Frustrated by the two-hour parking limit on streets near the Senior Center? Want to know what people are trying to do about it?
Read a short summary or the whole story.
Annual Reception a Success
On September 17 BrooklineCAN members and prospective members celebrated Brookline becoming a World Health Organization “Age-Friendly City”.
BrooklineCAN 2014 Annual Report
BrooklineCAN was launched three years ago. Much has been accomplished
in a short period of time. We are delighted to share with you highlights from the
past year in our first Annual Report.
Read the report here.
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.
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
An article written for BrooklineCAN by Brian Rosman, Research Director, Health Care for All
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.
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.