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Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.

COVID-19 Announcements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

COVID-19 Mask Update, November 2022

At the Senior Center, we continue to follow public health regulations and we remain on alert for COVID-19 variants or an increase in cases around the Commonwealth. Our current protocols are subject to change in the future, but we continue to encourage older residents to get vaccinated and we encourage the use of masks in our mask friendly environment.

Need A Ride To The Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance. Please include the following information for all rides: name, phone number, pickup/drop off address, requested date/time for pick up. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of gas. We appreciate your support!

Please note: The Senior Center uses a variety of transportation systems to get residents to and from the Senior Center.

July Library Events

Putin's War: His Motives, Claims, and Lies - Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 PM at Brookline Village
Archives Office Hours - Wednesday, July 31 at 12 PM at Brookline Village
Library Maps

August Library Events

Silent Book Club- Thursday, August 1 at 7pm- Brand new group! - Coolidge Corner
Fixit Clinic - Saturday, August 3 at 1;00 PM at Brookline Village
Learn Origami with Jingting - Saturday, August 3 at 2PM at Putterham
Armchair Travel To French Wine Regions - Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 AM (Virtual)
50+ Job Seekers Networking Group - Wednesday, August 7 at 9:30 AM  and Wednesday, August 21 at 9:30 AM (Virtual)
Medicare 101 - Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 PM at Brookline Village
How To Improve Your Recycling Efforts - Tuesday, August 13 at 2 PM - Virtual
Family Bingo Night- Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 PM  at Brookline Village
Archives Office Hours - Wednesday, August 28 at 12 PM at Brookline Village
For the Love of Our Planet - Wednesday, August 28 at 6PM
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Norfolk Country Registry of Deeds Presentation

Monday, July 15 at 10:00 am

Brookline Senior Center

Continuing his efforts to bring the Registry of Deeds directly to the citizens of Norfolk County, Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell will speak at the Senior Center on Monday, July 15 at 10:00 am. The Register will give an overview of the Registry, which is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County, cataloging and housing more than 13.1 million land documents. Also covered in the presentation will be information on the ability to look up land documents dating back to the first ones recorded in 1793 through the Registry of Deeds' online internet research system. These records are available to the public via the Registry's website at www.norfolkdeeds.org. The program will include information of use to consumers and homeowners, such as the Homestead Act, mortgage discharges, and the anti-property fraud Consumer Notification Service. For instance, the Registry's free Consumer Notification Service sends an automated alert to property owners of any Registry activity that contains their name in the associated city or town where they live. The event will conclude with a brief question and answer session to address any property questions attendees may have. Registry staff will also be able to provide residents with certified copies of land documents, such as deeds and mortgage discharges. The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, and others with a need for secure, accurate, and accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry's website, www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101 or email us at .

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Jellyfish Pastel Painting Workshop

Monday, July 15 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Award-winning artist Gregory Maichack will make his annual "visit" via Zoom. Participants can either attend in-person or via Zoom. Mr. Maichack will present his Oceans of Possibilities workshop. This "Jellyfish" pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. The workshop has unfathomable possibilities for creativity, from design to colors! This two-hour workshop, with materials included, will guide everyone in producing an original pastel of a stunning Jellyfish. Pastels, pencils, paper, blending material, and photos for tabletop references will be available at the in-person viewing and for pickup at the Senior Center for those participating via Zoom. This program is generously co-sponsored by Hattie's Caring Hands Home Care.

Space is limited, so register for either in-person or Zoom from home, please contact Jamie Jensen at 617-730-2753 or

In-person
or Zoom

Understanding the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Tuesday, July 16 at 11:00 am

Brookline Senior Center

Did you know that most health insurance plans cover a medical specialty dedicated solely to maximizing your quality of life despite a disease, easing your physical and emotional pain and discomfort? Palliative care offers all of this, while the rest of your care team can focus on curing your medical condition. Find out more about palliative care, and how it relates to hospice care. Matthew Smith of Hebrew SeniorLife will provide a general overview of both palliative and hospice care, who can get each, what services are included, how the admissions process works, and what patients can expect. By attending, you'll gain a deeper understanding of medical services focused completely on easing symptoms to make each day more enjoyable. Don't miss this opportunity.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Navigating Solo Aging

Tuesday, July 16 at 1pm

Brookline Senior Center

Whether you self-identify as a 'solo' ager (an adult 55+ who, because of choice or circumstance, is without the reliable support of adult children or close family members) now or may do so in the future or simply know others who might, this program is for you. We will explore the unique needs, concerns, and priorities of those navigating aging without a reliable support system. During our overview discussion will review needs related to navigating healthcare and building community, as well as strategies, and tips for avoiding loneliness and isolation. Tools for identifying and creating support systems will also be suggested. Attendees will leave this talk with useful resources and questions answered. You can learn more about Ailene and her work with solo agers: https://www.beaconpatientsolutions.com/ourworkwithsoloagers. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from a nationally known solo aging thought leader - reserve your spot today! This program is generously co-sponsored by Hattie's Caring Hands Home Care.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Marie Lavine Memorial Concert

Thursday, July 18 at 1:30 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for our annual Marie Lavine Memorial Concert, featuring the Winiker Band. The concert is a tribute to the memory of Marie Lavine, a beloved Senior Center volunteer who loved concerts and theater. The concert is lovingly underwritten every year by Marie Lavine's daughters, Eileen Solomon and Kathy Sue Lavine. The Winikers need no introduction, and it seems all the more fitting that they knew Marie personally. In addition to the wonderful Bill and Bo Winiker, vocalist Cindy Gale and pianist Neil Greene will perform. The band will entertain us with an eclectic program, with each member featured in different ways, playing a lot of the music that Marie loved. Afterward, join your friends for delicious desserts, including homemade chocolate chip cookies, Marie's favorite.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Memoir Writing

Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

It's summer - that means vacation time for many. Do you have a lasting memory of a journey you've taken? Maybe you saw or did something amazing. Perhaps you dealt with unexpected mishaps along the way. From one-day excursions to living abroad, vacations to professional conferences, family celebrations to road trips with friends, you have a story to share! Join us as Dr. Miriam Rosalyn Diamond shares easy prompts to write about a trip you'll never forget, be it frustrating, solemn, funny, awe-inspiring, or anything in between.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Flock Party

Saturday, July 27, 10am - 12pm

Courtyard Marriott, 40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner

The BAMC "Flock" Party is our celebration event for the unveiling of the first wave of new turkey sculptures! Made using Fiberglas and painted and personalized by local artists, the new turkey sculptures will be displayed across town to increase customer foot traffic and commercial area vibrancy.

Here's what you can flock to:

  • Unveiling & Giveaways at 11:00 AM: Be the first to see something exciting and snag some awesome goodies!
  • Strutting Sculptures: Take epic pics with our wild turkey masterpieces!
  • Get Crafty: Unleash your inner artist with coloring sheets, origami turkeys, and more!
  • Wild Turkey Wisdom: Learn all about these fascinating feathered friends and how to conserve them.
  • Lawn Games Galore: Challenge your friends and family to some friendly competition.
  • Move & Groove: DJ Flockstar will be spinning tunes to keep the party hopping!

Race and Song: A Musical Conversation

Wednesday, July 31, 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Race and Song was born in 2020 out of a deep bond and nearly 30-year friendship between veteran musicians and storytelling troubadours Reggie Harris and Alastair Moock. Together in musical conversation, the two explore complex issues of race, class, gender, and history, framing their lived experiences through music for a program that's as entertaining as it is educational.

One of Alastair and Reggie's greatest strengths as a duo is their ability to meet audiences where they are, adapting their conversation and musical repertoire for a wide range of ages and experiences.

The Brookline Senior Center, The Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Relations, Hebrew Senior Life | Center Communities of Brookline, Goddard House Assisted Living & Memory Support, The Public Library of Brookline, The Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services, and BrooklineCAN are sponsoring this event.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 6 from 5pm-8pm

Lynch Center 599 Brookline Ave

National Night Out is coming! Every year the Brookline Police Department participates in National Night Out which is a nationwide community-police awareness-raising event held by police departments across the United States.

This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2024 at the Lynch Center 599 Brookline Ave from 5pm-8pm. This event is a family fun event to promote community police partnership that includes kid activities like bounce houses, obstacle courses, police K-9 demonstration, touch-a-truck, food, local business carnival games, live entertainment and much more!

If you're a small business, local group or association you can join us in our vendor area. Or, for a small donation to the event, you can sponsor one of our kiddie rides! This is a great environment to meet your neighbors, promote your business and have some fun. Visit https://www.brooklinepolice.com/233/National-Night-Out for more information and email policeevents@brooklinema.gov to be put on the list!

Brookline Community Parkfest

Saturday, August 10, 11 am - 3 pm

Olmsted Park,203 Pond Avenue

Brookline Community Foundation, in partnership with The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, is hosting the 2nd Annual Brookline Community Parkfest at Olmsted Park. Join us for a fun-filled day outdoors featuring free performances, family-friendly activities, vendors, games, and more! This event is free and open to all.

Brookline Porchfest

Saturday, September 28

Various locations

Brookline Porchfest is a community live music event taking place on porches or yards around Brookline. The schedule for the event will be announced in late August.

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