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Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.

COVID-19 Announcements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

COVID-19 Mask Update, November 2022

At the Senior Center, we continue to follow public health regulations and we remain on alert for COVID-19 variants or an increase in cases around the Commonwealth. Our current protocols are subject to change in the future, but we continue to encourage older residents to get vaccinated and we encourage the use of masks in our mask friendly environment.

Need A Ride To The Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance. Please include the following information for all rides: name, phone number, pickup/drop off address, requested date/time for pick up. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of gas. We appreciate your support!

Please note: The Senior Center uses a variety of transportation systems to get residents to and from the Senior Center.

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Nature Walks for 55+

Join Brookline Recreation as we explore Brookline through these programs designed for adult community members over the age of 55!


Registration now open for the following:


Restfulness in Nature - February 14th
Ward's Pond at Olmsted Park

This glacial kettle-hole pond is an excellent urban oasis for native plant and wildlife species. Enjoy a stroll through this beautiful park and relax through gentle movement and meditative moments.

Registration opening January 18th for the following:


Art in Nature - March 14th

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Visit incredible monuments, architecture, and wonderfully curated gardens to foster your appreciation for art in natural spaces. Trails are paved and travel over gentle hills.

A Little Spring in Our Step! - April 11th

Arnold Arboretum

Enjoy gentle hills and all the spring blossoms and buds you could think of on this adventure through the Arnold Arboretum.

Avian Adventures at Cutler Park Reservation - May 9th

Cutler Park Reservation

This 1.5-mile trail features boardwalks twisting over 600 acres of uplands and wetlands, complete with excellent birdwatching. There are a few tripping hazards, such as rocks and small logs, along the way. Binoculars will be provided for this birding excursion!

Restfulness in Nature - June 13th

Houghton Gardens

This curated collection of native and ornamental plant species is an excellent urban oasis. Enjoy a stroll through this beautiful park and relax through gentle movement and meditative moments.

Pre-registration is required. All walks include optional transportation to/from the Brookline Senior Center (departing Brookline Senior Center at 10:00 AM) - each walk runs from 10:30 AM to around 11:30 AM, with return to the Brookline Senior Center around 12:00 PM

Register online or call 617-730-2069

McMullen Museum of Art
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm,
Brookline Senior Center.

Brookline Recreation will provide a docent-led McMullen Museum of Art tour in Chestnut Hill for active older adults 55+. Cost is $5.00 and includes transportation to and from the Brookline Senior Center. (departing at 10:15 am and returning around noon).

Register here.

Police Commissioners Advisory Committee (PCAC) - Public Hearing
Monday, March 27, 7:00 PM
Room 103, Brookline Town Hall,333 Washington Street
Live &

The Police Commissioners Advisory Committee (PCAC) will hold a hybrid Public Hearing on the Brookline Police Department�s Annual Report on use of force, civilian complaints, traffic/pedestrian stops, and other pertinent data collected to date. Please see the link below for a digital copy of the report:

The Brookline Police Department�s Annual Report for 2022

The public is cordially invited to attend in person or via Zoom and comment. If you wish to register for public comment before the meeting, you can do so by emailing Sarah Kaplan, Community Relations Specialist at . This meeting is expected to be well attended, so public comment will be strictly limited to two minutes per person.

If you need reasonable accommodations or language assistance to access the Police Commissioners Advisory Committee Public Hearing or any documents related to the hearing, please contact Sarah Kaplan, ADA Coordinator/Community Relations Specialist at 617-730-2329 or at .

This public hearing will also be broadcast live on BIG TV.
Or call: +1 646 828 7666
Webinar ID: 160 292 6789
Passcode: 03378604

Irish Music in America
Wednesday, March 29 at 1:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center.

John Clark and his Great American Music Experience will present a music education program on Irish Music in America. Most of the songs you'll hear are either traditional Irish ballads (Molly Malone and The Water is Wide) or Irish folk songs that tell dramatic and sometimes even violent tales. You'll learn the stories behind familiar songs like The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover and Whiskey in the Jar. This festive program concludes with a silly sixties hit written by Shel Silverstein that tells the "real story" of the origins of The Unicorn. Other Irish artists featured here are the Dubliners, the Chieftains and the Clancy Brothers. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Nutrition in Diabetes Management
Thursday, March 30, 10:30am
Brookline Senior Center.
Thursday, March 30, 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Inside Abilities Dance's Studio
Thursday, March 30 at 7 PM
Brookline Village Library and live on BIG

Venture inside the studio of Abilities Dance Boston, a local performing company that uses dance as a tool for intersectional disability rights. Ellice Patterson, Founder and Director of Abilities Dance, will talk about the process of how Abilities works in bringing together music, movement, and more in its productions. Ellice will focus on Abilities Dance's new production, Intersections v2, which features diverse artists within and outside of the disabled community. Intersections V2 highlights BIPOC and deaf/disabled artists and activists past and present while exploring how racial justice and disability rights advocacy interconnect. Join us for this interactive talk, and learn about Abilities Dance and the themes of Intersections V2.

You can attend this program in person in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village Library, or you can watch live on YouTube or Facebook via the Brookline Interactive Group or on BIG's Community Channel, Brookline RCN/Comcast Cable Channel 3.

Ellice and Abilities Dance Boston are featured in the new book Inside Their Studio: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts by the Ikouii Creative. We invite you to check out the book to learn more about Abilities Dance and about deaf and disabled artists from many communities.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Interactive Group. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Commission on Disability and the Library Trustees.

Questions? Give us a call at 617-730-2370 or email Lily at .

Arden Reamer

Maria Morelli

Select Board Candidate & Town Planner
Monday, April 3, 3:00 pm

Come discuss the challenges facing Brookline's government today, including the special concerns of Brookline's older residents, with Select Board candidate Arden Reamer. There will be a period for questions and discussion with the candidate.

The meeting also will welcome back Maria Morelli, a Senior Planner in Brookline�s Department of Planning and Community Development. She will answer questions from BrooklineCAN members about the Harvard St MBTACA zoning proposal starting at about 4 pm.

This is one of a special series of chats with candidates held by BrooklineCAN's Livable Community Advocacy Committee. If you are a BrooklineCAN member but not currently a member of the LCAC and wish to attend this meeting via Zoom, please email LCAC Chair by April 2.

National Public Health Week with Open House
Monday, April 3, 3-6PM
11 Pierce Street

Brookline Department of Public Health celebrates National Public Health Week with Open House, Monday, April 3, 3-6PM. See attached flyer. All welcome.

Healthcare Apps & Devices for Smartphones
Tuesdays, March 14 through May 2, from 10:30-11:30am
Brookline Senior Center.

Center, join Allen Waxman for this 8-week course. Healthcare has moved into the digital age with apps and devices that work together with your Smartphone.

This course for Smartphone users (iPhone and Android) will describe and demonstrate a variety of healthcare apps and home medical devices for Smartphones. Each one-hour session (one per week) will focus on a particular health theme: (1) Medical Data & Provider Access, (2) Medication Management, (3) Vision Aids, (4) Hearing & Verbalization Aids, (5) Blood Glucose & Food/Weight Health, (6) Heart Health, (7) Respiratory Health, (8) Other health apps. Seniors that use Smartphones, and are familiar with downloading and installing apps on their phone, can register for one or more or all sessions. To register, call 617-730-2770 and provide your name, Smartphone number, email address, and which sessions you are interested in attending. Please direct questions to Jamie Jensen at or 617-730-2770.

Silent Movie pianist
Thursday, March 23, 1:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center.
Brookline Senior Citizen Police Academy
Six Mondays starting March 6, 1-2:30pm
Brookline Senior Center.

This program is designed to give participants an understanding of the Brookline Police Department and its operations. Meet members of the Brookline Police Department and their various roles, learn crime prevention strategies for protecting yourself from crime (including scams and social media safety), and learn about other departments that work with the Police to ensure safety (such as the Fire Department and SRT (Special Response Team)). On the last session, participants will get a tour of the Public Safety Building. Space is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

Virtual Event
PFAS: The Forever Chemicals
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 PM
Volunteer appreciation
Wednesday, April 19
Brookline Senior Center.
Candidates Forum
Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center and via Brookline Interactive Group (BIG).

Sponsored by BrooklineCAN and the Brookline League of Women voters.

The 5 Library Trustee, the 5 School Committee and the 2 Housing authority candidates will be given the opportunity to introduce themselves and say why they are running. The 3 candidates for Select Board will present opening statements and then answer questions that have been summitted by BrooklineCAN, the LWV and citizens via email or those attending in person. The forum will be concerned with all Town issues but will pay special attention to concerns of older residents. Michael Allen of the Council on Aging staff will serve as moderator. If you have a question for the candidates, contact Michael in advance. or 617-730-2754.

Ben Kaufman, Town Clerk will explain the multiple ballot questions: Debt Exclusion, Override, Composting and Cannabis Restrictions.

To watch the forum live on April 20th, use this link or you can watch live on Cable. The forum will be video recorded and will be available for viewing through the BrooklineCAN website and BIG.

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