Brookline Community Aging Network


Just Out! January Newsletter


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Apartment and Condominium listings now available to all

Our detailed listings of Apartments and Condominiums , previously offered only to our members, can now be used by everyone.
Brookline Climate Week
March 28-April 3
Events, activities, art installations.
All events are free and open to the public.
Details here.
Part Time Work Opportunity
BrooklineCAN is seeking a Membership Assistant.
Applicant should have an understanding and some experience with database, spreadsheet, email, and mail merge software. The Assistant will also be responsible for office related tasks for the Membership Committee. Four hours a week on Fridays at the Brookline Senior Center. Salary is $13.45/hour. If interested or for more information

Brookline Emergency Management Team offers tips to deal with cold weather

January 18, Martin Luther King Day Celebration
4:00 pm, Coolidge Corner Theatre. Keynote speaker: Susan Maze-Rothstein, Northeastern University Law Professor. Additional information.. Tickets are free but registration is required.

until spring!

Brookline Town & School offices, schools, libraries, public safety windows closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

Brookline Day 2015

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

Daylight saving time ends
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 AM.

Find more about Weather in Brookline, MA


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.

Best of all, we do not want, nor will we accept, the nomination of either party for president of the U.S.


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.

Episode 6. 4/14/16. TRIPPS Transportation Advisory Program for 60+ year-olds. Guest: Kerri Ann Tester, Program Director.
Phone: 617-730-2644. Website: Click here to view on YouTube.

Older Shows

Hot Topics

Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program

Brookline Fire Department provides safety instructions and free smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. Details.

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.

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

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.

Scam alert

Facebook post from Brookline Police:
Today we have received several calls from Brookline residents, who have reported receiving suspicious calls from people claiming to be the IRS. The callers then stated that they were filing a lawsuit against the residents before asking for personal information. If you receive such a call, it is NOT the IRS, it is a scam.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.

Scam alert

Tweet from Brookline Police:
Extortion SCAM from local 617 telephone #. Be wary if you receive demand for money due to "Accident" "Kidnapping," etc. Call Police for help.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.

New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom

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