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Announcements
from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

Brookline Senior Center Update
February 2, 2022

Effective Monday, February 7, 2022, the Brookline Senior Center will resume in-person gatherings, including programs. Please note some programing may continue via Zoom. Program leaders will be making the decision based on the comfort level of each group. If you have any questions about a particular group please contact Jamie Jensen 617-730-2753 or .

Please see below for Program Highlights for next week:

Monday, February 7th at 1pm: She Said/He Said: The Poetry of Lea Goldberg and Yehuda Amichai

Wednesday, February 9th at 1pm: Black History Month Celebration: “Picture of Diversity” Talk

Starting Friday, February 11th at 12:30pm for 10 weeks: Karate for Seniors

There are other interesting events happening throughout the rest of the month as well. Please go to our February News & Events for details.

Brookline continues to be under a face-covering mandate. If you are in need of a mask while at the Senior Center, please come to the Council on Aging offices on the 2nd floor. Your cooperation in respecting the mandate is appreciated and necessary to combat the pandemic.

For any other questions or for further clarifications of the above matters, please call us at 617-730-2770. Our phone line will also provide up-to-date information regarding weather cancellations.

Brookline Senior Center Update,
January 20, 2022

 

Effective today, Thursday, January 20, 2022, due to the continuing rising COVID case numbers and the highly contagious nature of the current variants, all in-person programming at the Senior Center will continue to be suspended through Friday, February 4, 2022.

 

The Senior Center building will remain open during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm) throughout this time; however, we will provide essential services, including Springwell Grab & Go lunch, scheduling AARP tax appointments and podiatry appointments, and transportation services. *Please note that the Chinese New Year celebration on Thursday, January 27, 2022 will pivot to a “Grab & Go” Chinese takeout meal. The programmatic part of this event has been canceled. Reservations are required before Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Meals must be picked up between 1-2pm. Please call 617-730-2770 for reservations.

 

Given that this is a rapidly evolving situation, we will plan to reassess our programming plans on Thursday, February 3, 2022 with the hope of resuming on Monday, February 7, 2022. Our staff will continue to monitor the phones and respond to incoming calls.

 

Due to the current guidelines requiring individuals exposed, symptomatic and/or diagnosed with COVID to isolate or quarantine, we may experience staff shortages that will result in delay and/or disruption of services.

 

For the most current information, please call 617-730-2770. We thank you for your cooperation and patience during this challenging time. Please stay healthy and well and let us know if we can be of assistance to you.

 

CAN I STILL COME INTO THE SENIOR CENTER?

Yes, as long as you are properly wearing your face covering, you will be allowed to come into the Senior Center. At this time, the Senior Center building remains open to the public during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm. However, all programming has been suspended through Friday, February 4, 2022. The Senior Center will continue to provide essential services, including Springwell Grab & Go lunch, scheduling AARP tax appointments and podiatry appointments, and transportation services.

 

 

 

 

ARE TRANSPORTATIONS SERVICES STILL AVAILABLE?

Yes, transportation services are still available, weather permitting, but there may be a delay or disruption in service due to staff availability.

 

Please call Maria Foster with any questions or concerns (617-730-2644).

 

CAN I STILL EAT MY LUNCH AT THE SENIOR CENTER?

No, we will be suspending the “dine in” option for the “Grab and Go” lunch program through Friday, Feburary 4, 2022. However, you will still be able to reserve and pick up your Springwell “Grab and Go” lunch during this time to enjoy at home. Please note that lunch program participants will NOT be allowed to eat lunch anywhere in the Senior Center building through Friday, February 4, 2022.

 

If you would like to make a lunch reservation for a “Grab and Go” meal to take home with you, please call Kristine Farley at 617-730-2747.

 

Please note: The special “take home lunch” restaurant program through the Brookline Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to begin again the week of January 31 so stay tuned for more details on that.

 

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN FOOD/DRINK FROM HOME DURING THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD?

There will be no eating allowed at the Senior Center through Friday, February 4, 2022.  If you require food or drink for health reasons, please let one of our staff know so they can direct you to a private space where you can safely eat/drink.

 

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT THE SENIOR CENTER?

We are still operating under the Town’s face covering mandate that was implemented in August 2021. All individuals over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth. This mandate covers all town buildings.  

 

Individuals with medical conditions prohibiting the use of a face covering must wear a face shield.  



 

 

I VOLUNTEER AT THE I&R/FRONT DESK. CAN I STILL COME IN TO COVER MY SHIFT?

Volunteers are welcome to come in to staff the desk(s) during this time if they feel comfortable doing so. However, if you are not feeling well and/or are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician.

 

Individuals who are immunocompromised or whose health conditions warrant extra caution, should exercise judgment around coming into the Senior Center during this time.

 

If you will not be in to cover your I&R/Reception Desk shift, please leave a message on our main line (617-730-2777). If you would like extra shifts, you can also leave us a message at 617-730-2777.

IS VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE IF IN-PERSON PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED?

Some of our programs have continued to be virtual so please check the newsletter for details about our current virtual programming.

Some ongoing programs that had initially returned to in-person are now being offered again on Zoom. We are also actively trying to reschedule any canceled programs during this time. For more information specific programs, please contact Jamie Jensen at 617-730-2753.

*Please note that the Chinese New Year celebration on Thursday, January 27, 2022 will pivot to a “Grab & Go” Chinese takeout meal. The programmatic part of this event has been canceled. Reservations are required before Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Meals must be picked up between 1-2pm. Please call 617-730-2770 for reservations.

CAN I STILL PICK UP MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FROM THE ELF PROGRAM?

Yes, please contact the ELF Program at 617-730-2752 if you need medical equipment.

 

 

WILL THE FITNESS CENTER BE OPEN DURING THIS PERIOD?

All in-person fitness classes continue to be canceled through Friday, February 4, 2022. Sharon Devine will continue to offer fitness classes via Zoom during this time so please contact Sharon at 617-730-2106 for more information.

 

Use of the Fitness Center equipment will be limited to one person/household at a time during this period.

 

CAN I STILL PICK UP A COVID TESTING KIT FROM THE SENIOR CENTER?

We have distributed our kits and we are awaiting more information from the Health Department about additional test kits.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO NOT FEEL WELL OR I AM EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS?

If you are not feeling well and/or experiencing COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. 

HOW DO I FIND AN APPOINMENT FOR A VACCINE/BOOSTER?

Please visit: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

 

HOW DO I FIND AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID TEST?

Please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test

 

FOR ALL NON-MEDICAL COVID RELATED QUESTIONS: Please contact the Town’s COVID Call Center at 617-879-5636. The Call Center is staffed Monday-Friday from 10 am-4 pm.

FOR ANY SENIOR CENTER WEATHER RELATED UPDATES: Please call our main number at 617-730-2770.

For any other questions or for further clarifications of the above matters, please call us at 617-730-2770.

Brookline Senior Center Update, January 6, 2022

Effective Monday, January 10, 2022, due to the rising COVID case numbers and the highly contagious nature of the current variants, the Senior Center will be suspending all in-person programming from Monday, January 10-Friday, January 21, 2022.

The Senior Center building will remain open during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm) throughout this time; however, we will only be providing essential services, including Springwell lunch, podiatry and our monthly food commodity program.

Given that this is a rapidly evolving situation, we will plan to reassess our programming plans at the end of this two week period (Monday, January 24, 2022). Our staff will continue to monitor the phones and respond to incoming calls.

Due to the current guidelines requiring individuals exposed, symptomatic and/or diagnosed with COVID to isolate or quarantine, we may experience staff shortages that will result in delay and/or disruption of services.

For the most current information, please call 617-730-2770. We thank you for your cooperation and patience during this challenging time. Please stay healthy and well and let us know if we can be of assistance to you.

Ruthann Dobek, LICSW
Director
Brookline Council on Aging/Brookline Senior Center
Tel. 617-730-2756

CAN I STILL COME INTO THE SENIOR CENTER? Yes, as long as you are properly wearing your face covering, you will be allowed to come into the Senior Center. At this time, the Senior Center building remains open to the public during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm. However, all programming has been suspended from Monday, January 10-Friday, January 21, 2022. The Senior Center will continue to provide essential services including the Springwell Grab and Go Lunch program, podiatry, and the food commodity program.

ARE TRANSPORTATIONS SERVICES STILL AVAILABLE? Yes, transportation services are still available, weather permitting, but there may be a delay or disruption in service due to staff availability. Please call Maria Foster with any questions or concerns (617-730-2644).

CAN I STILL EAT MY LUNCH AT THE SENIOR CENTER? No, we will be suspending the “dine in” option for the Grab and Go lunch program from Monday, January 10-Friday, January 21, 2022. However, you will still be able to reserve and pick up your Springwell Grab and Go lunch during this time to enjoy at home. Please note that lunch program participants will NOT be allowed to eat lunch anywhere in the Senior Center building between Monday, January 10 and Friday, January 21, 2022.

If you would like to make a lunch reservation for a Grab and Go meal to take home with you, please call Kristine Farley at 617-730-2747.

Please note: The special “take home lunch” restaurant program through the Brookline Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to begin again the week of January 24 so stay tuned for more details on that.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN FOOD/DRINK FROM HOME DURING THIS TWO WEEK PERIOD? There will be no eating allowed at the Senior Center from Monday, January 10-Friday, January 21, 2022. If you require food or drink for health reasons, please let one of our staff know so they can direct you to a private space where you can safely eat/drink.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT THE SENIOR CENTER? We are still operating under the Town’s face covering mandate that was implemented in August 2021. All individuals over the age of 2 are required to wear a face covering that covers their nose and mouth. This mandate covers all town buildings.

Individuals with medical conditions prohibiting the use of a face covering must wear a face shield.

I VOLUNTEER AT THE I&R/FRONT DESK. CAN I STILL COME IN TO COVER MY SHIFT? Volunteers are welcome to come in to staff the desk(s) during these two weeks if they feel comfortable doing so. However, if you are not feeling well and/or are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician. Individuals who are immunocompromised or whose health conditions warrant extra caution, should exercise judgment around coming into the Senior Center during this time.

If you will not be in to cover your I&R/Reception Desk shift, please leave a message on our main line (617-730-2777). If you would like extra shifts, you also leave us a message at 617-730-2777.

IS VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE IF IN-PERSON PROGRAMS ARE CANCELED? Some of our programs have continued to be virtual so please check the newsletter for details about our current virtual programming. Some of our canceled in-person programs may be able to pivot to Zoom during this two week period. For more information, please contact Jamie Jensen at 617-730-2753. Other in-person programs will be rescheduled as appropriate.

CAN I STILL PICK UP MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FROM THE ELF PROGRAM? Yes, please contact the ELF Program at 617-730-2752 if you need medical equipment.

WILL THE FITNESS CENTER BE OPEN DURING THIS TWO WEEK TIME PERIOD? All in-person fitness classes will be canceled from Monday, January 10-Friday, January 21, 2022. Sharon Devine will continue to offer fitness classes via Zoom during this time so please contact Sharon at 617-730-2106 for more information.

Use of the Fitness Center equipment will be limited to one person/household at a time during this two week timeframe.

CAN I STILL PICK UP A COVID TESTING KIT FROM THE SENIOR CENTER? We have distributed our kits and we are awaiting more information from the Health Department about additional test kits.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO NOT FEEL WELL OR I AM EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS? If you are not feeling well and/or experiencing COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact your primary care physician. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

HOW DO I FIND AN APPOINMENT FOR A VACCINE/BOOSTER? Please visit: https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

HOW DO I FIND AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COVID TEST? Please visit: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test

FOR ALL NON-MEDICAL COVID RELATED QUESTIONS: Please contact the Town’s COVID Call Center at 617-879-5636. The Call Center is staffed Monday-Friday from 10 am-4 pm. FOR ANY SENIOR CENTER WEATHER RELATED UPDATES: Please call our main number at 617-730-2770. For any other questions or for further clarifications of the above matters, please call us at 617-730-2770.

August 2021 Brookline Senior Center Update & Newsletter

Elvis will be back in the building on Thursday, August 12 at 1:00 PM! Seating is limited, so please call 617-730-2770 to register. As always, there is an abundance of information in our monthly News & Events. You can find the August edition as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here.

In June, the Senior Center was pleased to formally welcome everyone back with a concert from Center favorite Tommy Bahama! The mood was a festive one that we hope will continue as we ramp up ongoing, new, and in-person programming in the coming months. Please be aware that there is a variety of both in-person and virtual programming at this time. Please be mindful of the location of each program listed before you register and/or come in person to the Senior Center. If you have any questions about the location of a program, please contact Jamie Jensen at or 617-730-2753.

We along with the whole country are monitoring the next development of COVID-19 along with the variants. Please remember that the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions back in June does not signal the end of the pandemic and that the best protection continues to be vaccination. If you are still in need of a vaccination, please contact the Health Department at 617-879-5636. On July 27th, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its masking recommendations as it grows more concerned over the Delta variant of COVID-19, urging vaccinated people in certain areas of the country to resume wearing masks indoors in public areas.

As we transition to this “new normal”, we want to assure you that the Town will continue to remain vigilant with the intent to keep our staff and members of the Brookline public safe. We will comply fully with CDC guidelines and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this next step together.

Be Well,

Ruthann Dobek, Director
Brookline Council on Aging/ Senior Center

P.S. The Brookline Senior Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the Springwell Community Dining Program. We are in need of volunteers to assist with checking consumers in for lunch at the registration desk. We also need volunteers to assist with setting the lunchroom tables, serving the meals to registered consumers, and assisting with clean up at the end of lunch. Time commitment is 11 am-1 pm on mutually agreed upon weekdays. For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mark Catalano at 617-730-2743 or .

July 2021 Brookline Senior Center Update & Newsletter

Wishing everyone a wonderful 4th of July holiday! The town will be celebrating on Monday, July 5th, and the Council on Aging/ Senior Center will be closed.

As always, there is an abundance of information in our monthly News & Events. You can find the July edition as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here: https://www.brooklinema.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=37

The Senior Center has been open to the public during regular business hours (M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM) since June 1st, and we have enjoyed welcoming back programs and participants.

Please remember that the lifting of these COVID-19 restrictions does not signal the end of the pandemic and that the best protection continues to be vaccination. If you are still in need of a vaccination, please contact the Health Department at 617-879-5636. As we transition to this “new normal”, we want to assure you that the Town will continue to remain vigilant with the intent to keep our staff and members of the Brookline public safe. We intend to comply fully with CDC guidelines and we will continue to provide updates as they become available. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this next step together.

December 2, 2020

As we welcome December, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in large group settings. In fact, at the time of this printing, the COVID-19 numbers are increasing at a potentially alarming rate. With the addition of flu season and increased indoor activity, we are bracing for an increase in COVID-19 cases locally. The Senior Center is currently open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory. We urge you to comply with public health recommendations.

We recognize that the impending arrival of the winter holidays will add additional stress as family and friends attempt to make decisions that will keep everyone both safe and connected. With that, we also know that feelings of anxiety and sadness may occur at this time of the year. Our advice is to be mindful of your feelings, talk honestly and openly with others, and seek professional help when needed.

The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

We are pleased to offer an abundance of programming online. Thank you to our staff and program leaders for making this transition. As always, be patient with technology glitches. We are aware that there continue to be issues with some of the links that we have included in our December edition. While we have resolved most of the issues, here is a direct link for the Medicare.gov link listed on page 11: https://www.medicare.gov If you experience a problem with any of the other links, please let us know.

You can find the december edition, as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here:

Are you receiving more than one copy of this email from us? Please let us know by sending an email to Jessica Milley-Gee at .

Be well!

Ruthann Dobek, LICSW
Director
Brookline Council on Aging/
Brookline Senior Center

October 28, 2020

As we welcome November, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in large group settings. In fact, at the time of this printing, the COVID-19 numbers are increasing at a potentially alarming rate. With the addition of flu season and increased indoor activity, we may see an increase in COVID-19 cases. The Senior Center is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory. We urge you to comply with the public health recommendations.

We recognize that the impending arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday will add additional stress as family and friends attempt to make decisions that will keep everyone both safe and connected. With that, we also know that feelings of anxiety and sadness may occur at this time of the year. Our advice is to be mindful of your feelings, talk honestly and openly with others, and seek professional help when needed.

We encourage you to complete our “Living with COVID-19” survey. The information gathered will assist us in planning future programs and services. An online copy of the survey is available here. If you would like a hard copy of the survey mailed to you, please call us at 617-730-2777.

We are pleased to offer an abundance of programming online. Thank you to our staff and program leaders for making this transition. As always, be patient with technology glitches. We are aware that there continue to be issues with some of the links that we have included in our November edition. We are working to resolve the issue, but we have included some of the direct links below as an alternative way of accessing this content.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well in the days ahead and we look forward to celebrating with you all when we are able to safely reopen the Senior Center more fully. The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

You can find the November edition, as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here.

Be well!

Ruthann Dobek, LICSW
Director
Brookline Council on Aging/
Brookline Senior Center

June 5, 2020

At the time of this printing, the Senior Center is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory.  For more information on that advisory, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/news/safer-at-home-advisory

Since it is uncertain as to when we will be able to safely begin hosting any of our special or ongoing programs at the Center, we have been working to develop a list of online programming options with some of our regular group facilitators, as well as with some of your favorite performers and presenters. Please remember that these “virtual” programs are new to everyone so there will be glitches, but we hope that you will continue to give the online programming options a try.

We realize that there are lots of questions regarding our reopening and we appreciate your patience during this uncertain time.  Please feel free to leave your questions on our voicemail or to submit your questions to info@brooklineseniorcenter.org. Many of you may have the same questions so we hope to address some of them in future editions of the newsletter.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well in the days ahead and we look forward to celebrating with you all when we are able to safely reopen the Senior Center.

The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

Follow This Link To Read Our June Edition:
https://www.brooklinema.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=37

March 18, 2020

In order to proactively slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Senior Center is Closed To The Public at this time.

The Brookline Senior Center will be monitoring its phone lines during the Covid-19 emergency. Older adults can leave their names and phone numbers on our voicemail at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770. Staff will be responding to questions and concerns Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm. Emergencies should be directed to 911.

In order to address the many questions and concerns that exist in the community, the Town of Brookline would like to share the following information :

For general COVID-19 questions, please call the State 2-1-1 line. For Brookline specific medical or public health inquiries, please contact the Department of Brookline Public Health at 617-730-2300. For non-medical questions specific to Brookline, please call the Brookline COVID Information Call Center at 617-879-5636. These call centers, for the time being, will be operational Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm, these hours will be adjusted as needed. Messages can be left after hours and will be returned the next day. You can also email your non-medical inquiries to:

Stay up to date on COVID-19 updates here: https://brooklinecovid19.com/senior-center/

Please remember the importance of social distancing to reduce the impact of COVID-19, and please stay home as much as possible. Thank you.

Hot Art
Monday, August 8 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Participatory Play Reading/Discussion about New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Calling would-be actors and art appreciators! On Monday, August 8 at 1:00pm at the Senior Center, join Dr. Miriam Diamond to participate in and discuss a play about a key event in the history of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Chair Dance
Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 am and Thursday, August 25 at 1:30pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Join certified Yoga instructor Caitlin Moore on Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 am and Thursday, August 25 at 1:30pm at the Senior Center. Get your cardio right from your chair! Dance to your favorite tunes while improving your posture, strengthening your muscles, and fine-tuning balance and coordination. Each class includes a warm-up and cool-down.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Office Hours
Wednesday, August 10 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Stephanie Gray, Constituent Services Representative from the Office of Congressman Auchincloss, will be holding Office Hours at the Senior Center on Wednesday, August 10 from 10:30am-12:30pm. You can bring your concerns and/or casework requests relating to any federal agency, including Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Veteran's Affairs, Housing, Health and Human Services, Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, the US Postal Service, Small Business Association, Passports, or Immigration. Please register for a 15-minute appointment at 617-730-2770.

Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente
Wednesday, August 10 at 1:30p
Brookline Senior Center.

Please join us for a performance and improv by Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves of Dance Caliente for ballroom and Latin dances interspersed with lessons for the audience. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Virtual
Event
Community Q&A on Reproductive Health & Equity
Thursday, August 11, 12 Noon

Featuring local experts Sigalle Reiss, MPH, RS/REHS (Director of Brookline Public Health & Human Services) and Jane Piercy (Managing Director, Reproductive Equity Now). The program will be moderated by Rebecca Stone of the Brookline Commission for Women. Guests will learn about issues such as health policy and care, policy efforts underway in Massachusetts, and what can be done locally to ensure care access and equity.

You can register here for the Thursday noontime program.

Sponsored by the Friends of Brookline Public Health, the Brookline Community Foundation, and the Brookline Women's Commission.

More Information.

Motown: The first decade with John Clark
Thursday, August 11 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Join John Clark for this music presentation. You will hear hits songs: Shop Around, My Guy, My Girl, I Was Made to Love Her, I'll Be There and Marvin Gaye hit I Heard it Through the Grapevine. With the success of Motown in the sixties, black music fully entered the American mainstream and left behind a trail of unforgettable hits. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Summer Concert & Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 15 at 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Bob DiCicco and Maureen Pilot cordially invite you to take a musical stroll through The American Popular Songbook. Beautiful tunes penned by the likes of Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and many more! We hope to see all of you there!

Afterwards, please join Presentation Rehab & Skilled Care Center who will generously provide an Ice Cream Sundae Bar! Come stay cool by enjoying this sweet treat. Seating is limited, so please register at 617-730-2770.

Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Fisher Hill Reservoir Park

DatePerformer
July 13 Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
July 20 Jah Spirit Reggae
July 27 NO CONCERT
August 3 Koliba
August 10 Cosmic Analog Blue
August 17 Marc Berger and RIDE

Concerts in the Courtyard
Thursdays, 5:30 - 7:30, June, July, August
Courtyard by Marriott Brookline

DatePerformer
June 16 John Everett Martin
June 23 The Clark Page Project
June 30 The Winikers
July 7 Rorie Kelly
July 14 The Squeezebox Stompers
July 21 Alizon Lissance and Mark Poniatowski
cancelled due to heat emergency.
July 28 The Clark Page Project and The Janelle Gilchrist Dancers
Cancelled due to "iffy" weather.
August 4 The Clark Page Project and Poetry Night with Gil Hoy, Anastasia Vassos, and Sam Clark
August 11 The Winikers
August 18 The Squeezebox Stompers
 
Ryka Aoki Author Talk
Monday, August 15 at 7 PM

Join us for a virtual talk and Q&A with Ryka Aoki in celebration of the paperback release of her novel, Light From Uncommon Stars!

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki’s Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California’s San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

Virtual
Event

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Coolidge Corner Community Chorus
Wednesdays starting September 14, 7:15 - 9:15pm
Brookline Senior Center.

Coolidge Corner Community Chorus 2022-2023 season starts September 14. Rehearsals Wednesday evenings, 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm, on the 3rd floor of the Brookline Senior Center. No auditions. Major work will be J.S. Bach's Cantata #4. All singers must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. For more information go to www.cccchorus.org, email or leave a message at 617-905-2268.

Brookline Porchfest
Saturday, September 17, 12 - 6pm

We are thrilled to announce Brookline's seventh annual Porchfest. Turns out, September is a great time for outdoor music and we are so excited to continue this new tradition of holding Porchfest as Fall begins!

Brookline Day
Sunday, September 18, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coolidge Corner

Save the Date! This event incorporates all that makes Brookline a great place to live, work and play - from local vendors and restaurants to music and inflatables!

This year's event moves from Larz Anderson Park to Coolidge Corner. Harvard Street will be closed to traffic from Beacon to Steadman Streets, with activities for kids at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School playground.

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Brookline Day website.

Reaching Out: 10 Ways to Build Community
Thursday, September 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Brookline Senior Center and via Zoom.

Learn about:

  • Loneliness and isolation prior to Covid and its impact now
  • Situational forces that isolate us
  • Internal forces that isolate us
  • Specific ways to help us break out of isolation and stay connected
  • In-Person
    and Zoom
  • Tips for volunteering

Please RSVP by calling Brookline Senior Center 617-730-2770

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