Matt Weiss, BrooklineCAN's chief Tweeter (Twitterer?, Tweetmeister?), scours the Twitterverse for items of interest to Brookline seniors. Updated daily.
ODICR July Community Quiz
The Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has released a new Monthly Quiz! The Monthly Quiz is a great way to test what you know about Brookline and learn new things about your community! If you score a 10/10 your name will be entered into a year-end raffle!
The July Quiz is a way to test your knowledge on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! To take the Quiz: Click here.
To learn more about the ADA , the Town of Brookline's work to make the Town and the Community more accessible, and to review the most current Transition Plan (2017) please visit: Brookline's ADA web page.
Walkable Brookline Survey
table at Brookline Day 2019 had the opportunity to answer a survey that asked "What should BrooklineCAN
emphasize in advocating to make Brookline more walkable?" Fifteen people answered. Here are the results.
We plan to offer the survey at future events.
A report on opinions of older Brookline residents
In 2018 Brookline participated in the National Citizen Survey, an effort to capture
the opinions of residents on a wide range of topics concerning the Town. We are
reporting here a special analysis that compared responses of those 65 and older
with younger respondents. The analysis shows both similarities and differences
between the responses of older and younger residents. . Click here
to see the full
report. with your questions and comments:
More Beacon Street benches.
In January 2019 Frank Caro asked the Town's Department of Public Works to consider adding five additional benches on Beacon Street. Here is Frank's report.
This is an initiative of BrooklineCAN's
Livable Community Advocacy Committee and the Brookline Age-Friendly City Committee.
Update, August 2019: The town has installed five new benches. Pictures here.
issued April 1, 2019 by TRIPPS (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors), describes local transportation experiences of Brookline Seniors in the context of current research on older adults, transportation and community life.
BrooklineCAN announces its new Age-Friendly Business campaign.
The Silent Call Procedure
The “Silent Call Procedure
” is used when a caller is unable to verbally communicate their emergency over the phone. If a resident of Massachusetts calls 9-1-1 and is unable to speak for any
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Designing Communities For An Aging America
In an aging nation, what makes an age-friendly community? We look at what U.S. cities can do to help seniors live better.
radio show, WBUR 90.9,
to listen to or download the podcast
Scams directed toward the elderly
Brookline Police issue warning about scams directed toward seniors. Click here
An article by Frank Caro, chairman of BrooklineCAN
and its Livable Community Advocacy Committee. From the Brookline Greenspace Alliance's fall 2015 newsletter.
Facebook post from Brookline Police:
Today we have received several calls from Brookline residents, who have reported receiving suspicious calls from people claiming to be the IRS. The callers then stated that they were filing a lawsuit against the residents before asking for personal information. If you receive such a call, it is NOT the IRS, it is a scam.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.
Tweet from Brookline Police:
Extortion SCAM from local 617 telephone #. Be wary if you receive demand for money due to "Accident" "Kidnapping," etc. Call Police for help.
Non-emergency number is 617-730-2222.
New Windows 10 scam will encrypt your files for ransom
A cautionary tale in being patient, and not skipping the line. Details here.