Monthly Archives: October 2018

BrooklineCAN Web Site

Take a look at BrooklineCAN’s web site .  You will be surprised to see all that’s there.  The top page includes links to our Twitter and Facebook feeds, news about BrooklineCAN’s activities and Town developments related to seniors, and links to current and past videos of Brookline community TV Age-Friendly Cities.  The Upcoming Events section will guide you to announcements of future BrooklineCAN programs and other events of interest in the community.  The Repairs section lists service providers.  Other sections include Transportation, Education, Culture, and our unique “Links” to articles, blogs and other websites with material on issues related to aging and independent living.

What is Most Important in Making a Business Age-Friendly?

survey2Our Age-Friendly Business team wants your opinion on what is most important in making a business more age friendly. We are asking businesses to identify the age-friendly features that they offer. Business owners are often willing to do more to be age friendly but they cannot do everything at once. Hearing from us about what we believe is most important might provide business owners with useful guidance. At Brookline Day we were very successful in persuading visitors to our table to share their opinions. We ask you to take a minute to click on this link and offer your opinions. We will report on the results next month.

Election 2018

Vote3November 6th is Election Day.  Besides the candidates running for Governor, Senate, Congress, and many other state offices, there are 3 questions on the ballot.  The Secretary of State has published a very informative booklet “Information for Voters”.  You should have received it in the mail.  If not here is a link: to it. There is excellent information on the ballot questions.

Once again there will be Early Voting. It will be conducted in room 103, Brookline Town Hall starting October 22, 2018 during the following hours: Monday-Wednesday 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The last day for Early Voting is Friday, Nov.2nd.

You can vote absentee at the Town Clerk’s office until noon on Monday Nov 5th.  The office will have extended hours for absentee voting Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Holiday Craft Fair

craft1Come to the 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Friday November 9, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center, with a special donation to Hearth, Inc., an organization dedicated to ending elder homelessnessThe Fair will feature crafts, holiday gifts, children’s items, baked goods, a white elephant sale and raffles.  Call 617-730-2770 for more information.

Age-Friendly Parks

parksThe Brookline Parks and Open Space Division and the Brookline Age-Friendly City program jointly published Brookline’s Age-Friendly Parks brochure.  For each of these parks, you will find information on location, main features such as environmental and historical significance, and supporting features such as benches, restrooms, and easy walking areas.  These brochures are available at the Brookline Senior Center and at the Brookline Main Library on Washington Street.  For more information on all of Brookline’s parks, see

New Ways of Thinking…

Nancy2“New Ways of Thinking about Emotional Health, Loneliness, and Social Engagement in Older Adults.” Dr. Nancy J. Donovan, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will present findings from her research that compares loneliness and engagement in older adults to the quality of their emotional, social and cognitive functioning. Loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as obesity or smoking. This talk will take place at Goddard House Assisted Living, 164 Chestnut Street, Brookline, on November 14. Refreshments 6:00, presentation 6:30-7:30. This free event is co-sponsored by Friendship Works. Registration is required.  Call 617-731-8500.