Monthly Archives: November 2018

New Transportation Guide

TRiG_4th_edition_FINAL (1) 1TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors) is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of its Senior Transportation Resource Guide. The guide now includes profiles of over 40 transportation options for seniors, including information on cost, hours, coverage areas, eligibility, accessibility, contact details, and much more. It also includes some great resources like grocery delivery options, information on disability placards and plates, and sample transportation budgets. You can pick up a paper copy at the Senior Center, or access it at  https://drive.google.com/file/d/157LL8GXRQSA9xZ1ZMxwTSgWXgRm5Ug0R/view

Most important Age-Friendly Business Practices

Survey3When we asked the public to offer opinions on what is most important in making a business age-friendly, three dimensions stood out: places for customers to sit and rest, helpful staff, and access to rest rooms. The top rated dimensions were mentioned more often  than such other features as special products and special prices for seniors. We conducted our opinion survey at both Brookline Day and on our website. Last month we invited newsletter readers to offer their opinions. We also received some useful comments such as:
            Staff who speak loudly and clearly without being patronizing.
Patience with seniors, who may take longer with transactions.

We are sharing the results of the survey with the businesses that are participating in our campaign. We are keeping the survey open to provide more opportunities for members to make comments. To participate in the survey, click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YQBNVV3.

Friends of Library Holiday Book Sale

book2It’s that time of year again! The Friends of the Brookline Public Library will kick off its Holiday Sale this year on Saturday December 1 at the Brookline Village Library, first floor.  As in years past, the sale will continue for days on end – that is, as many days as our special holiday inventory lasts!  Surely the first week and even into the second week of December, come by the Library to find the very special gifts for family and friends at prices that can’t be beat.  We know you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list,  and you won’t be able to resist… and can afford … an item or two for yourself!

Age Friendly Cities TV

Age tvThe 19th Age Friendly Cities TV show focused on tax deferrals and exemptions, and the Tax Work-off program available to Brookline residents over age 65.  Two guests from the Town of Brookline Assessor’s office and one from the Brookline Senior Center explained the benefits and procedures for applying for these tax benefits.
After this episode was recorded, Governor Baker signed the law that will allow the 2019 Brookline income limit for deferrals to be raised to $86,000 up from the prior year limit of $57,000!
Programs are aired on Channel 3 on Comcast and RCN immediately following The Grandstanders live sports analysis show and are available on the BrooklineCAN web site and the BrooklineCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“Age Friendly Magic for People of All Ages”

puppet1Introduce holiday visitors of all ages to Brookline’s Puppet Showplace Theater, where you and they will meet fascinating characters from around the world on the theater’s main-stage.
December 13 to 16, hop aboard a train and meet “The Snowflake Man,” Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, a self-educated farmer and scientist who was the first person to photograph a single snow crystal in the 1920s. December 20 to 24, join the German hand puppet hero Kasper on two imaginative adventure stories that come to life on a whimsical puppet stage made out of a giant umbrella! On December 26 and 27, Wayne Martin puppets magically bring to life “Santa Mouse,” the timeless and beloved Michael Brown story of the little mouse with no name.  And December 28 to January 1, the National Marionette Theatre presents Prokofiev’s musical masterpiece, “Peter and the Wolf”. This stunning production, features hand-painted scrolling scenery and intricately designed marionettes.
Ticket prices, depending upon the production, are $12 or $15 for adults and children. For more information about these and other puppet activities, visit https://www.puppetshowplace.org/ or phone 617-731-6400 x 101.