BrooklineCAN: Help your neighbors. Help yourself. Help your town.
September 2018 Newsletter 

Community Aging Network

A membership prganization that
  • 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
BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting

On 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 or call 617-730-2777.
Aging with WisdomBrooklineCAN Program: Aging with Wisdom
Mark 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.

BrooklinedayBrooklineCAN at Brookline Day
For 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

SeniorMeetSouth Brookline Senior Meetup
Come 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
or 617-697-9848.

tax3Senior Tax Work-Off Program
Good 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

FA18.-Catalog-Cover-232x300Intriguing Lectures, Outings, Courses
This 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 or 617-730-2700.

Collins2"Sailing Towards My Father"
On 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.

next3Book Talk
Three books that will definitely hold your interest.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (2018) In wartime London, two teen-age children are left in the care of a mysterious family friend. Their understanding of their experiences during those years changes when they look back years later. President Obama had this book on his summer reading list. 272 pages.

Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn (2016) A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok - a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives. 416 pages

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) (2013) This is the first in a series of mystery novels featuring Cormorant Strike, a charismatic war veteran turned private detective with some baggage. He solves brutal murders with the aid of his trusted assistant, Robin Ellacott. 464 pages

netflix2Bingeing on Netflix
Occupied is a Norwegian series based in the near future that seems eerily familiar. With a failing economy, the Norwegian prime minister signs an agreement with Russia that results in a gradual invasion. International political intrigue, resistance, and human passions abound! Two seasons, total of 18 episodes. English subtitles.

Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 23, 8:30 am - 12 noon
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street
Alzheimer's Walk

Help fund research on Alzheimer disease by signing up for the Brookline Senior Center Alzheimer's Walk team. Put your walking shoes on and get donations from your friends and families. You can walk either 1 ½ or 3 ½ miles while enjoying a lovely view from North Point Park and visiting with friends. Transportation will be provided to and from the Senior Center. To sign up to walk, please contact Patricia, Volunteer Coordinator at 617‐730‐2743 or

Monday, September 24, 1 pm
Brookline Senior Center 93 Winchester Street
Piatigorsky Foundation Concert
The Piatigorsky Foundation's mission is to make live classical music a part of the fabric of everyday life for communities throughout the United States. This year's featured artists are Evan Drachman, cellist and Mary Au, pianist. This is a concert that is not to be missed. To register, please call 617-730-2770.



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