Brookline Community Aging Network

 

Ninth Annual Meeting & Reception
Thursday, September 19,
Watch Us Network, U-Can-2
Click for:   Press Release, More information

Brookline Farmer's Market with social distancing.

June 9 Town Election

Video - BrooklineCAN Select Board Candidates Forum

Video - May 20 Town-wide Candidates' Afternoon
League of Women Voters of Brookline
Town Meeting Members Association

LWVB VotersGuide

Tuesday, May 7, Town Election
Polls open 7am – 8pm
Contested elections for:
  • Debt Exlusion Proposal
  • Select Board (one opening)
  • School Committee (three openings)
  • Housing Authority (one opening)
  • Constable (five openings)
  • Town Meeting
Town Election Information Page.
At Brookline Day, September 24, 2017, BrooklineCAN offered a quiz at its table. Questions and answers

Daylight saving time ends
Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 AM.

Turn your clocks back 1 hour.

Flag Day June 14

until spring!

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

Brookline Day 2017

September 13th, 11am-3pm at Larz Anderson Park.
We'll be there. Come visit us.   Details.

BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting

Click here for pictures from our
September 15 Annual Meeting.

Heat Advisory

Brookline's Emergency Management Team has issued a heat advisory until Saturday, July 22. Details here.

Heat Advisory

Brookline Emergency Management Team Issues Heat Advisory
Press Release with
Cooling Locations and Tips
Brookline Weather

Welcome

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. It is separate from but works with the town's Council on Aging and the Brookline Senior Center.

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.

Our deliberately low regular membership rates do not cover all our expenses. Your additional gift will help to keep us going.


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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.

In May, 2017, Brookline Interactive Group presented its Show of the Year award to Age-Friendly Cities TV.

Older Shows
Host:
Matt Weiss
Producer:
Michael Allen
Director:
Corbin Reidel
Graphics:
John Seay

Episode 27. 6/24/2020. LGBT Older Adults and COVID-19

Guest:
Bob Linscott , Assistant Director,
The LGBT Aging Project at The Fenway Institute in Boston.
Ansin Building
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
857-313-6590
 

Selected Topics

ODICR July Community Quiz

The Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has released a new Monthly Quiz! The Monthly Quiz is a great way to test what you know about Brookline and learn new things about your community! If you score a 10/10 your name will be entered into a year-end raffle!

The July Quiz is a way to test your knowledge on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! To take the Quiz: Click here.

To learn more about the ADA , the Town of Brookline's work to make the Town and the Community more accessible, and to review the most current Transition Plan (2017) please visit: Brookline's ADA web page.

Walkable Brookline Survey

Visitors to BrooklineCAN's table at Brookline Day 2019 had the opportunity to answer a survey that asked "What should BrooklineCAN emphasize in advocating to make Brookline more walkable?" Fifteen people answered. Here are the results. We plan to offer the survey at future events.

A report on opinions of older Brookline residents

In 2018 Brookline participated in the National Citizen Survey, an effort to capture the opinions of residents on a wide range of topics concerning the Town. We are reporting here a special analysis that compared responses of those 65 and older with younger respondents. The analysis shows both similarities and differences between the responses of older and younger residents. . Click here to see the full report. with your questions and comments:

More Beacon Street benches.

In January 2019 Frank Caro asked the Town's Department of Public Works to consider adding five additional benches on Beacon Street. Here is Frank's report. This is an initiative of BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee and the Brookline Age-Friendly City Committee.

Update, August 2019: The town has installed five new benches. Pictures here.

TRIPPS report

This report, issued April 1, 2019 by TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors), describes local transportation experiences of Brookline Seniors in the context of current research on older adults, transportation and community life.

BrooklineCAN announces its new Age-Friendly Business campaign.

Details here.

The Silent Call Procedure

The “Silent Call Procedure” is used when a caller is unable to verbally communicate their emergency over the phone. If a resident of Massachusetts calls 9-1-1 and is unable to speak for any reason.
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Tax preparation

List of tax preparation services and other resources.

Designing Communities For An Aging America

In an aging nation, what makes an age-friendly community? We look at what U.S. cities can do to help seniors live better. On Point radio show, WBUR 90.9, Click here to listen to or download the podcast

Scams directed toward the elderly

Brookline Police issue warning about scams directed toward seniors. Click here for 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.

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.