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The Healing Power of Music

musicDr. Suzanne Hanser, professor and the founding chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music, will discuss “The Healing Power of Music” at Goddard House, 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline on Wednesday, November 7.  Reception and refreshments at 6:00 pm will be followed by the 6:30 to 7:30 pm presentation when Dr. Hanser will guide the audience through some music-based interventions designed to enhance quality of life, regardless of age or ability.  For this free event RSVP to Patti Barrows at pbarrows@goddardhouse.org  or at 617-731-8500.

Library Service for Those Who Are Homebound

library1Are you a lover of library books and other resources, yet unable to enjoy the pleasures of browsing on your own? We have a solution for you. The Library Connection, a partnership of Brookline’s Council on Aging and the Public Library of Brookline, provides delivery of library materials directly to homebound Brookline residents who are unable to leave their home. A volunteer from the community will deliver materials throughout the year. If you are interested in receiving this service, or if you know someone who would benefit from it, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Burns at the Council on Aging at 617-730-2743.

Emotional Health in Older Adults

Nancy2BrooklineCAN joins with Goddard House in offering a program November 14.  Nancy J. Donovan, M.D., Harvard Medical School faculty member and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, will discuss new ways of thinking about emotional health, loneliness and social engagement in older adults, based on her own research and that of others.  This free event is at Goddard House, 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline.  Reception and refreshments will be at 6:00 pm, with the program 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  RSVP to Patti Barrows at pbarrows@goddardhouse.org  or at 617-731-8500 weekdays between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.

BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting

am1On September 13th BrooklineCAN will hold its 8th Annual Meeting, from 5-7 pm at the Senior Center. This year, we celebrate Brookline age-friendly businesses. Matt Weiss, host of the Age Friendly Cities TV show, will moderate a panel of age-friendly business leaders, including David Leschinsky of Eureka Puzzles, Kathy Tallman of Coolidge Corner Theater, Kyle Perzanoski of Brookline Bank, and Paul Saner of Economic Development Advisory Board.  They will discuss the ways that businesses are embracing the Age-Friendly Campaign, adopting features that make businesses attractive to older people and that are welcomed by customers of all ages. The campaign is co-sponsored by the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and the Town’s Economic Development Advisory Board.

Another feature of the annual meeting will be an information fair where attendees can learn more about age-friendly businesses and about opportunities for BrooklineCAN participation. Refreshments will be served. To register for this free event, email info@BrooklineCAN.org or call 617-730-2777.

Senior Tax Work-Off Program

tax3Good news! The Brookline Select Board recently approved additional slots for the Tax Work-Off Program which is administered by the Brookline Assessor’s Office and the Brookline Senior Center. Five moderate income senior households have been added to the program as recipients of property tax relief for eligible home or condo owners in Brookline who are 60 and older. The five spots have been filled but a waiting list has been established.

For more information contact Deidre Waxman at 617-730-2767 or dwaxman@brooklinema.gov.

South Brookline Senior Meetup

SeniorMeetCome join us for conversation and refreshments as we provide a setting for exploring topics that are of interest to you.  Currently four programs are scheduled:
TRIPPS will speak about transportation options for seniors, services provided by Brookline Senior Center HELP will be presented, a Tai Chi demonstration and a Restorative Yoga session.

Six Wednesdays beginning September 26, 2018 from 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM at the Putterham Library, 959 W Roxbury Pkwy, Brookline MA

For more information contact Jude Burnim at Judeb22@hotmail.com
or 617-697-9848.

BrooklineCAN at Brookline Day

BrooklinedayFor the seventh year BrooklineCAN will participate in Brookline Day activities September 23 from 11 am until 3 pm at Larz Anderson Park.  It has been a great way to acquaint town residents with BrooklineCAN.  The BrooklineCAN table is usually located on the edge of the town agencies and departments’ tables.  Stop by to find out about BrooklineCAN’s latest activities and opportunities to get involved.

Shuttles are provided with various on/off stops around town.  Check the Brookline Day website for the route and schedule http://www.brooklineday.org/.

Intriguing Lectures, Outings, Courses

FA18.-Catalog-Cover-232x300This fall, consider taking advantage of the many offerings of Brookline Adult & Community Education.  Page 7 of the Fall Catalogue has Saturday workshops on such topics as mindfulness and meditation and page 33 lists three day-long bus tours to Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York City.  Thursday evening lectures include “Poets and Poetry of World War I” and “A History of the Flute”.  Many computer courses are given during the day at the Senior Center—check out “Social Media for Seniors”.  You will also find a large selection of walking tours.  Pick up a catalogue at many locations around town, or find the information at www.brooklineadulted.org or 617-730-2700.

BrooklineCAN Program: Aging with Wisdom

Aging with WisdomMark your calendar for October 11 when author Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle will discuss her latest book, Aging with Wisdom:  Reflections, Stories and Teachings.   How do we find meaning and beauty in aging?  How do we respond to living in an age-phobic culture?   How do we cultivate an inner life resilient enough to handle the vicissitudes of old age?  The program is free of charge and will be held at the Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.  Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 pm and the talk with discussion runs 6:30-7:30 pm.  Please call 617-730-2770 to register.

“Sailing Towards My Father”

Collins2On Wednesday, September 26 at 1 pm Stephen Collins returns to the Senior Center to present the one man play “Sailing Towards My Father.” The play chronicles Herman Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relationships with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.  To register, please call 617-730-2770.