BrooklineCAN: Help your neighbors. Help yourself. Help your town.
June 2017 Newsletter  

The Brookline
Community Aging Network

  • Provides information to help residents remain engaged in the community
  • Advocates to make Brookline an even better place to live for seniors and everyone.

Become a member of BrooklineCAN! Request a membership brochure by calling 617-730-2777 or visit our
web site
big_award_small (1) Age-Friendly Cities TV Is BIG's "Show-of-the-Year"
The Age-Friendly Cities TV show has been awarded the Brookline Interactive Group's "Show of the Year" award for 2017. The series is produced by Age-Friendly Cities Committee volunteers Shirley Selhub, Matt Weiss, and Henry Winkelman. Roberta Winitzer was the show's founding producer. All of the volunteers are BrooklineCAN members. Programs are shown on BIG channels. In 2016 the volunteers delivered five new shows on the Brookline Commission on Disability, the Brookline Board of Selectmen, Brookline Parks, the TRIPPS travel advisory service, and the Brookline Public Library. Links to all of the shows are on the BrooklineCAN website:
NancyNancy Daly Featured on Age-Friendly Cities TV
The May 3 Age-Friendly Cities (AFC-TV) program was a celebration of 12-year Board of Selectmen member Nancy Daly's service to that body and to Brookline residents of all ages. Nancy has since been elected unopposed as a Town Meeting Member from Precinct 12.

Appearing on the show to thank Nancy for her service were Neil Wishinsky Board Chair; Frank Caro, Nancy's Co-Chair on the Age Friendly Cities Committee which is the sponsor of the AFC-TV show; and Ruthann Dobek, Executive Chair of the Council on Aging, along with Roberta Winitzer, Chair of the Council on Aging. Check out the Brookline Age-Friendly Cities TV programs on the BrooklineCAN web site

PHFHealth Policy Forum June 21
Led by former governor Michael Dukakis, the 21st Annual Public Health Policy Forum will take place Wednesday, June 21 at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the panel discussion 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The program is free of charge and pre-registration is not necessary. Panelists are Monica Bharel, MD, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Jennifer Childs-Roshak, MD, MBA, President, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts; and Jon M. Kingsdale, PhD, who was appointed by Governor Romney to organize and lead our state's Health Connector, the model for health insurance exchanges under the national health reform. Join in to learn the latest developments.

theatreTheatre Club Summer Schedule
This summer the Senior Center Theatre Club is offering the opportunity to see three popular musicals at the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham.
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm: ʺJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coatʺ
Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2 pm: ʺShow Boatʺ
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2 pm: ʺ42nd Streetʺ

The cost of each show is $39 which includes transportation. To register, please call 617‐730‐2777. Payment can be made via cash or check. Make checks payable to the Brookline Senior Center.

Shred3Shred Your Documents and Prevent Identity Theft

A mobile shredding truck will stop at the Senior Center on Monday, June 5, from 1 - 4:00 pm. Brookline residents are encouraged to clean out their file cabinets and shred everything. No need to sign up in advance. Shredding can be viewed through a screen in the truck. Then come into the Center at 2:00 for refreshments and a free presentation about identity theft, courtesy of Suffolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey. To register for the presentation portion of the event, please call 617-730-2770.

lecture1Brookline Adult & Community Education Summer Lecture Series
BA&CE Summer Lecture Series has two offerings you may find interesting.

June 20, 7:00-8:30 pm at Brookline High School. Understanding Memory and Aging - "What exactly goes on with our memories as we get older?" Dr. Irene Piryatinsky will present an overview of the science of memory and typical aging patterns.

June 27, 7:00-8:30 pm at Brookline High School. The Art of Remembering Names - Neil Kutzen (a professional memory coach) will introduce you to a four-step process for any type of memorization and how to apply it to remembering name

There is a $6 fee for each of these lectures. For more information contact BA&CE at 617-730-2700.

next3Book Talk
We're delighted to present three non-fiction books recommended by BrooklineCAN members.

Double Cross: the True Story of the D-Day Spies, by Ben Macintyre
An entertaining account of the plot to deceive Hitler as to the timing and location of the D-Day landings, focusing on a group of five colorful and exotic double agents. A scintillating report of a complex human drama. (From A.G.)

Mary McGrory, The Trailblazing Columnist Who Stood Washington on Its Head, by John Norris.
This wildly entertaining biography of the famous journalist tells how she covered significant political events from the '50s McCarthy hearings to the '70s Watergate era to 9/11, constantly breaking all the rules of textbook journalism. (From C.S.)

In Other Words, by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Because of her love affair and obsession with the Italian language, the author moved her family to Rome in order to immerse herself in the language. This beautifully written book, originally penned in Italian, is her love story. (From M. M.)
Please send comments and suggestions to

events2Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 10, 2017
12 noon - 6:00 pm

2nd Annual Brookline Porchfest
Musical performances will be held on porches all over Brookline. Map, with locations and times of performances, is available at

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
93 Winchester Street, Brookline
Senior Center Annual Sidewalk Sale
Come browse the items that are available! All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center. There are many bargains to be had so stop by and shop!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street
Chris Dempsey - No Boston
The inside story of the people who derailed attempts by boosters and local politicians to bring the Olympics to the city of Boston.

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