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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

1st Doses, 2nd Doses, Boosters, and Bivalent Boosters available - ages 3+

  • Monday, Oct. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 333 Washington St.
  • Monday, Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Florida Ruffin Ridley School, 345 Harvard St.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookline Senior Center.
  • Monday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
  • Monday, November 28 from 3pm to 7pm at Pierce School. Registration
  • Thursday, December 8 from 3pm to 7pm at Baker School. The link to register will be posted on the Department of Public Health website about a week prior to the clinic date.
Flu Vaccine Clinics
  • Sunday, Oct. 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brookline High School Schluntz Gymnasium, 115 Greenough St.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brookline Senior Center.
  • Saturday Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brookline High School STEM Building.
  • Saturday, Nov. 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida Ruffin Ridley School, 345 Harvard St.

Details and Registration.

Diabetes Information Session
Thursday, November 17 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

In honor of World Diabetes Day this month, please join us for this special collaborative presentation by students from two organizations of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS): AphA Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Diabetes & Faculty and Student Community Outreach Program (FASCO). The presentation will focus on the following:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Diabetes Medication Management and Adherence
  • Lifestyle Modifications for Diabetes Management
  • OTC Considerations for Diabetes Management

The presentation should be 1 to 1.5 hours based on the content and time for questions. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Brookline Hearing Services
Thursday, November 17 from 1:30-2:30pm
Brookline Senior Center.

The staff from Brookline Hearing Services w will provide hearing aid cleanings, maintenance and patient counseling at no charge. They will also be selling all sizes of hearing aid batteries for $5 per pack. All services will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Autumn Benefit (without the gala)
Now through November 18

Show your support of the Brookline Senior Center

Your Sponsorship Supports: Medical transportation, Hunger reduction, Client emergencies, Programs to help older adults cope with social isolation and depression

Give A Gift, Get A Gift

When you support Brookline Senior Center

All donors or sponsors $100+ also receive multiple acknowledgements:

  • On the Brookline Senior Center website
  • In Senior News & Events including recognition in the annual issue that goes to all 60+ households
  • In the annual Center Connections List of Distinguished Supporters

$100 or More: Receive a Gift Card for 10% of your sponsorship to a local Age-Friendly Brookline Business.

Donations over $300 get listed in the 2023 edition of "Ask A Geriatrician" and in the NEW, vital publication "Hate to Get Ripped Off? How to Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults." These must-have complimentary books will be widely distributed.

Please Respond by Friday November 18th to be eligible to receive your Gift Card and have your Ad included in the upcoming 2023 edition of "Ask a Geriatrician" AND "Hate Scams" publications.

Filing & Managing a Long Term Care Insurance Claim
Monday, November 21 at 10:30am
Brookline Senior Center.

Long Term Care Insurance can be a confusing product. In this workshop we'll examine how a modern Long Term Care Insurance Policy really works and what you need to do to file a claim and start collecting your benefits as soon as possible. Plenty of time will be given to Q&A. The workshop will be given by Hans Hug, Jr., the owner of the LTC Insurance Group, an Exeter, NH insurance brokerage that specializes in Long Term Care Insurance and Life Insurance. Hans has trained more than 100 Mass. SHINE counselors statewide in Long Term Care Insurance for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. He is a regular speaker at Councils on Aging. Please register for this workshop at 617-730-2770.

Mikiko Sato Concert
Monday, November 21 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Japanese singer-song writer/ composer Mikiko Sato will perform her original compositions and some Japanese and American songs. Mikiko Sato is an accomplished composer, music director, pianist, and singer-songwriter from Yokohama, Japan. She received her Master's Degree in classical music composition from Tokyo College of Music. Her passion brought her to Berklee College of Music where she graduated summa cum laude in December 2020 with a Professional Diploma in song-writing. She released her first single "My Wishes for You" in August 2021, and her first album "Mikiko's World" in November Come enjoy music and art together! Please register at 617-730-2770.

Holiday Wreath-Making
Monday, November 28 at 10:00am
Brookline Senior Center.

Let's craft a holiday wreath you can use all winter long! Join Art Therapist Erica Curcio for this fun craft which brings together the art of weaving and finishes with a new way to create bows on wreaths. Can't wait to see you here! Limited registration at 617-730-2770.

A Poetry Excursion With Gordon
Monday, November 28 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Join Gordon Postill for an engaging 60 minutes of poetry recitation and introspection. Using an understated delivery, Gordon recites from memory poems of universal appeal by renowned poets such as Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Jane Kenyon, and W. H. Auden with themes like hope, grief, affection, death and longing-works which will move you to contemplate your own life's journey. Each poem will be recited twice for clarity, followed by ample time for personal and shared reflections. A poetry excursion will engage your heart and spirit, priming the pump for what really matters. Ordained in 1980 by The United Church of Canada, Gordon is a retired Board-Certified Chaplain. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Emmanuel College in Toronto and his Doctor of Ministry Degree from BU. After serving congregations in Nova Scotia and Ontario, Gordon provided spiritual care to hospice patients and families in Florida and Massachusetts for the last 24 years of his ministry prior to retiring in 2015 to care for his now late wife Robin who had become stricken with early-onset Alzheimer's. His critically-acclaimed memoir "Called! A Longshot's Story" was published in September 2021. Please register at 617-730-2770

Easy Travel
Thursday, December 1
Brookline Senior Center.

Join us for Chris McArdle's trip to Death Valley. Please register at 617-730-2770.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in sharing photos and experiences from a recent or non-recent trip, please contact Jamie at 617-730-2753.

First Light - A Community Celebration
Thursday, December 1, 5-8 pm

After 2 years of COVID-imposed restriction, First Light is back to its original in‑person format. This family‑friendly celebration features live entertainment, giveaways, fun activities, and sample foods. Businesses hosting indoor events are mainly in Coolidge Corner, with a few in Brookline Village and Washington Square. Outdoor events will be held on the lawn of the Ridley School. For more information see the Chamber of Commerce website .

Mistral Chamber Group's Baroque Big Band
Saturday, December 3, 2022. 5-7 pm
Ruggles Baptist Church, 874 Beacon Street, Boston

Mistral's annual bonanza of Baroque masterpieces with virtuosic soloists taking turns in the spotlight. Works by J.S. Back, Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, and other lesser-known Baroque gems. Tickets for $35 may be purchased here.

Winter Holiday Songs
Monday, December 5 at 1pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Do you recall the sheet music your parents or grandparents had tucked inside their piano benches? Those song sheets were produced and sold by "song pluggers" at TIN PAN ALLEY! Irving Berlin was one of those song pluggers. He composed and wrote the lyrics to "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." What are your favorite winter holiday songs? On Monday, December 5 at 1pm at the Senior Center, join Theatre Director Debra Block and Pianist Irina Gelman for a one-hour multimedia winter holiday program. In addition to learning about Tin Pan Alley and Irving Berlin, in this program, we film clips from the movie "White Christmas" will be studied. We will sing holiday songs and will share beautiful memories of winter holidays past. Bring your stories and grab an eggnog or hot chocolate along the way! Please register at 617- 730-2770.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 6, 1pm - 6pm
Brookline Village Library

One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Do your part by donating at the last Brookline Community Blood Drive this year! Register.

Knitting: Its History & Wellness Benefits
On Wednesday, December 7 at 10:30am
Brookline Senior Center.

Join Diane Johnson, an experienced knitting instructor with over 10 years teaching knitting. She will be talking about the many health benefits derived from knitting, its history and current popularity, and her experience teaching knitting remotely and in person. She will be showing various samples of popular projects and knitting classes she has offered. The program will wrap up with a Q&A. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Eustis Estate Trip
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 11:00 am
Milton, Massachusetts

A tour of the Eustis Estate, an 1878 Gilded Age mansion in Milton, Massachusetts. Learn about the history of the family, the architecture and decoration, and the preservation process. The estate has been restored to its 19th century splendor and will be decorated for the holidays. Transportation will be provided, however, space is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

New Year's Open House with the Winikers
Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 1:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center.

The annual New Year's Open House when we will once again feature the outstanding Winiker Band. These fabulous musicians and entertainers will certainly help to ring in the new year right! Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event. To register, please call 617-730-2770.

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