In December 2012, Brookline was accepted as a member of the World Health Organization's international network of "Age Friendly" cities. In March 2016 the WHO network included 287 cities and communities in 33 countries covering over 155 million people. Brookline was the ninth municipality in the United States and the first in New England to join the network.
The Brookline Age Friendly City initiative is collaboration among the Town of Brookline, the Brookline Council on Aging, and BrooklineCAN. The initiative is guided by a Select Board committee co-chaired by Select Board Member Nancy Heller, Council on Aging director Ruthann Dobek, and BrooklineCAN co-chair Frank Caro. For more information, .
In May, 2017, Brookline Interactive Group presented its Show of the Year award to Age Friendly Cities TV.
Episode 27. 6/24/2020. LGBT Older Adults and COVID-19
Episode 26. 5/27/2020. Seniors During Coronavirus
Episode 25. 3/20/2020. Affordable Housing
Episode 24. 1/15/2020. MABVI
Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Episode 23. 12/10/2019. Economic Development in Brookline
How to Guide a Person With Vision Loss.
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Episode 22. 6/5/2019. Marijuana
Episode 21. 3/5/2019. A Legislator's Perspective
Episode 20. 1/10/2019. Brookline Police Department
|Guests:||Chief Andrew Lipson|
|Community Service Officer Michael Disario|
|Links:||Brookline Police Department
|Address:||350 Washington Street|
Brookline, MA 02445
Episode 19. 11/8/2018. Property Tax Relief
|Guests:||Brookline Assessor's Department||617-730-2060|
|Karen Keaney, Assistant Assessor||Brookline Assessor's Department||617-730-2060|
|Brookline Senior Center||617-730-2770|
|Links:||FY 2019 Property Database.||November 8 announcement|
|FY 2018 Condominium Sales Map||Brookline Council on Aging|
|FY 2018 Single and Multi-Family Sales Map|
Tax Workoff Program:
Episode 18. 9/20/2018. Chief John F. Sullivan, Brookline Fire Department
John F. Sullivan,
Keith Flaherty, Chief of Operations
350 Washington St.
Brookline, MA 02445
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Episode 17. 6/6/2018. Food Insecurity Resources in Brookline
|Guests:||Elizabeth Boen, Executive Director||Brookline Food Pantry||617-800-5339|
|Patricia Burns, Volunteer Coordinator||Brookline Senior Center Food Pantry||617-730-2743|
|Meghan Ostrander, Nutrition Director||Springwell||617-926-4100|
|Director:||Corbin Reidel||Brookline Interactive Group||617-731-8566|
|Links:||Community Dining in Brookline||Home-Delivered Meals|
All three organizations need volunteers and financial donations. The aim is to ensure everyone in the community who needs help comes to one or more of these organizations. Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 16. 3/29/2018. Pedestrians and Bicycles
|Executive Producer:||Shirley Selhub|
|Guests:||John L. Bowman||Bicycle Advisory Committee|
|David Trevvett||Pedestrian Advisory Committee|
|Director:||Corbin Reidel||Brookline Interactive Group|
|Link:||Complete Streets Task Force|
Episode 15. 2/8/2018. Cheryl Anne Snyder and Sophie Gordon on Emergency Preparedness. Health Department: 617-730-2300. Emergency Preparedness Buddies Program: 617-730-2304. brooklinema.gov. brooklinemrc.org Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 14. 11/29/2017. The 14th Age Friendly Cities (AFC-TV) program introduced and welcomed the new Health Commissioner of Brookline, Dr. Swannie Jett.
Episode 13. 9/7/2017. Guests talk about two events in September: BrooklineCAN’s Annual Meeting and Brookline Day.
Roberta Winitzer, Chair, Council on Aging
Sara Nelson, Coordinator, Brookline Day, Brookline Recreation Department.
|Executive Producer:||Shirley Selhub|
Episode 12. 5/3/2017. The Nancy "Daly Show" celebrating Nancy Daly's retirement from the Board of Selectmen after 12 very productive years. Show locations include the Senior Center and Runkle Elementary. Surprise guests include Neil Wishinsky, Frank Caro, Ruthann Dobek and Roberta Winitzer.. Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 11. 3/23/2017. Volunteer program supported by the Brookline Senior Center. Guests are Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Burns and Student Coordinator of the SHOP program Nick Brown. Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 10. 1/26/2017. Introduction to a future series on housing for seniors in Age Friendly Brookline. Guest Len Fishman, Director of the Gerontology Institute of UMASS Boston Graduate School of Policy and GlobalMeet Studies. Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 9. 11/17/2016. Saralynn Allaire, Chair of the Brookline Commission on Disability
Episode 8. 9/22/2016. Neil Wishinsky, Chair of the Select Board
Episode 5. 2/11/2016. Brookline Public Libraries. Guests: Sara Slymon, Library Director, and Hank Sway, Assistant Library Director of Technology. Library web site: http://www.brooklinelibrary.org/ - contains links to the web sites mentioned in the video. Click here to view on YouTube.
Episode 4. 11/23/2015. Guest: Chris Chanyasulkit.
Episode 3. 10/15/2015. STRAITS (Senior Transportation Resources Advice Information Training Support). In November 2015 STRAITS was renamed TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning, and Partnership for Seniors). Guest: Shirley Selhub.
Episode 2. 5/28/2015. Discussion with Melissa Battite, Brookline Recreation Department, and John Dempsey, Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Roberta Winitzer, Executive Producer
Matt Weiss, Host
Henry Winkelman, Creative Click to view on YouTube
Episode 1. 4/23/2015. Round table discussion with Age Friendly Committee Chairs Frank Caro and Nancy Daly. Click to view on YouTube