Monthly Archives: April 2021

Piatigorsky Concert

Join in via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 at 1:00 pm for another wonderful Piatigorsky Foundation Concert with featured artists Katsuya Yuasa, clarinetist, and Miles Goldberg, pianist. A charismatic and versatile clarinetist, Katsuya Yuasa has performed widely in the United States as a soloist and chamber musician.  Among other notable locations, he has performed at Carnegie Hall and Boston Symphony Hall. For over 30 years, the Piatigorsky Foundation’s commitment to artistic excellence and public outreach has fascinated many avid concert goers as well as curious first-timers. The Brookline Senior Center is happily partnering once again with the Foundation to bring you this virtual concert. To register, please contact Jamie Jensen at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617‐730-2753.

Age Friendly City-TV Sandy Gadsby

Episode 31 of AFC-TV is timely and important.  The Brookline Town election takes place on or before May 4th followed by the annual Town Meeting later in May.  Both events involve a key official in Brookline, the Town Moderator.  After 27 years in the position, the current Moderator, Sandy Gadsby, is not running for re-election and for the first time in 27 years there will be a contested race for Moderator.

Mr. Gadsby was a fascinating guest.  He provided our audience with a thorough grounding in the Town Meeting process before, during and after the event.  We were thrilled to be able to thank him for his years of service to the Town.

AFC-TV programs are aired on Channel 3 on Comcast and RCN immediately following The Grandstanders live sports analysis show and are available on DVDs at the Senior Center, the library in Brookline Village, the BrooklineCAN web site, the BrooklineCAN Twitter and Facebook accounts and at https://youtu.be/6vIcUq91EEY.

Virtual Elder Law Education Program

On Monday, May 10 at 1:00 pm, join Elder Law Attorney Timothy Loff for an overview of updates and changes on many legal issues important to seniors, including updates that may apply to Estate and Healthcare Planning, Estate Administration, Medicaid rules for both nursing home and community care, Medicare, Social Security, Long-Term Care Insurance, Special Needs Planning, Reverse Mortgages, and more.

This program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association with generous assistance and continued collaboration from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.  Register by contacting Jamie Jensen at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753. For access to the MBA’s most recent Elder Law Education Guide, see  https://www.massbar.org/public/elder-law-education

Shouting Down Ageism: Finding Your Voice

If you are interested in learning more about the fight against ageism in Brookline and in American society, you are invited to attend the May 10, 3:00 pm, meeting of BrooklineCAN’s Livable Community Advocacy Committee (LCAC).  Betsy Pollock, the President of the Brookline Senior Center Board of Directors, and a social worker for over 50 years, will be giving a special presentation on “Shouting Down Ageism: Finding Your Voice at 3:00 pm, followed by a question-and-answer period.

If you are not currently a member of the LCAC and wish to attend the meeting via Zoom, please email Susan Granoff, the Chair of the LCAC, at susangranoff@msn.com by May 9.

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s

On May 4, at 1:00 pm, former journalist Greg O’Brien, author of the award-winning book, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s,” will speak about his journey with Alzheimer’s disease.  O’Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 59. This virtual event is sponsored by BrooklineCAN, Center Communities of Brookline, Goddard House, and the Brookline Senior Center. If you would like to preregister for this event, please contact Jamie Jensen at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730- 2753.  Zoom information will be sent to those who have preregistered a few days in advance of the presentation.

Intergenerational Storytelling

The Brookline Senior Center is collaborating with the Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and Steps to Success for an ongoing intergenerational storytelling experience.  Students will interview their grandparents as well as Brookline seniors on immigration, COVID, and other topics of interest. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Jamie Jensen at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753 for information on the next session.

Annual Shredding Event

It’s time to start filling bags with unneeded paper files and documents! The annual shredding event will be held on Monday, June 7 at the Senior Center.

All personal documents will be shredded on site, FREE OF CHARGE. Due to the COVID pandemic, appointments will be scheduled for drop-offs this year. Call the Senior Center at 617-730-2777 for details.

Prescription Advantage Virtual Presentation

Even if you have a Medicare Part D plan or coverage from a former employer, you may be interested in hearing about Prescription Advantage. It supplements existing coverage, helps deal with “donut hole” payment, and may be free for certain income levels. Join us via ZOOM on Wednesday, May 19th at 1pm when Kathy Devine from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs will explain how Prescription Advantage can lower your Prescription Drug costs. Please register with Jamie Jensen to get Zoom link at jjensen@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2753.