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Senior Center Events

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

 

Between City and Country:
Brookline, Massachusetts, and the Origins of Suburbia
Monday, June 10th, 6:30 pm
Town Hall, 6th Floor, 333 Washington Street
A book talk by author Ronald Dale Karr
Annual Meeting of the Brookline Neighborhood Alliance
Family Ties Got You in Knots?
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. Dr. Ruth Nemzoff, author and Resident Scholar at Brandeis University Women's Studies Center. Dr. Nemzoff asks, "How can we continue to create close relationships with adult children while respecting their independence? How can we facilitate discussions so that family members understand our needs and wants? How do we do this over long distances?" She has given more than 350 lectures on family dynamics.

Refreshments 5:30-6 pm. Talk and Q & A 6:00-7:30 pm. Free event, registration required. Call 617-730-2770 to register.

E-Scooter Pilot Community Forum # 1
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Select Board Hearing Room – 6th Floor – Brookline Town Hall 333 Washington Street

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Select Board Member Heather Hamilton, Transportation Board Chair Chris Dempsey, Town Staff and representatives from Bird and Lime will answer questions and take public feedback on the Town’s E-Scooter Pilot Program which is running from April 1st to November 15th. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to offer comments, both positive and negative, on the pilot you can email escooter@brooklinema.gov

Tee Off At The Library
Saturday, June 15
The Public Library of Brookline is pleased to announce the eighth annual Tee Off at the Library—this year with a renaissance-faire theme! On Saturday, June 15, visit the Brookline Village Library for a day of mini-golf, refreshments, dragons, and quests. There will be two sessions of Tee Off at the Library: an all-ages event from noon-4 PM and an adult (21+) event from 6-9 PM. Tickets for Tee Off at the Library are available at brooklinelibrary.org.

In addition to mini-golf, the all-ages session of Tee Off will feature face painting, archery (with suction-cup arrows), cosplayers and reenactors, crafts, a siege the castle smash wall, a green screen photo booth, and a Fire Swamp obstacle course. Admission for the all-ages afternoon event is $3 in advance, $5 at the door.

The adult (21+) session of Tee Off will include henna, archery (with suction-cup arrows), cosplayers and reenactors, a siege the castle smash wall, a green screen photo booth, and a raffle. Catered refreshments will be provided, and beverages from local purveyors will be available. Advance tickets for the evening event are $5, or $15 including drinks. Tickets at the door are $10, or $20 including drinks.

The Town of Brookline does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals who are in need of auxiliary aids for effective communication in Town programs and services may make their needs known to Lloyd Gellineau at (617) 730-2326. Those who need effective communication services should dial 711 and ask the operator to dial the relevant Town Department.

For more information, please email or call her at 617-730-2370

"White Elephant" Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, June 20, 10am - 2pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. Rain or Shine!

Come and see what we found when we cleaned out our closets.

All proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center.

55+ Freedom Trail
Thursday, June 20, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The pick-up and drop off locations are: Brookline residents $10, non-residents $14.

Walk Into History® Tours – These tours highlights the revolutionary history featuring 11 of Freedom Trail historic sites, including Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, Site of the first Public School, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, site of the Boston Massacre, and Faneuil Hall. Begins at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center and concludes at Faneuil Hall. Fee includes transportation and tour.

International Day of Yoga
Thursday, June 20, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Cypess Field* across from Brookline High School. Let's coordinate: Black pants and white top. Free and open to public; bring your own mat or towel.

To RSVP and for more information: 617-730-2336 or
*Rain location - Schluntz Gym in BHS

Zulu Time Live in Concert – Rescheduled! Thursday, June 20
6:30 PM Reception, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Concert,
Goddard House Assisted Living, 165 Chestnut St, Brookline, MA.

Zulu Time is a dynamic acoustic trio who are classically trained, improvisationally oriented and fun addicted.

The band’s repertoire spans genres from classical, jazz, tango, klezmer, and folk with sparkling arrangements of compositions by Gus Viseur, Astor Piazzolla, Bela Bartok and Chick Corea.

To RSVP Please or call her at 617-731-8500.

Celebrate Summer Solstice with a Sunset Walk
Friday, June 21, 7 - 8pm
Join us for a walk at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park at sunset. Visit Brookline's newest 10 acre park. The site of a Boston reservoir in service from 1888 to the 1970's is now a protected parkland that eincludes a prominade, picnic grove, forest trail, playing field, and wildflower meadow. Share crackers and cheese and a bubbly (non-alcoholic) toast to summer at the promenade planted with a donation from Brookline GreenSpace Alliance with 25 tupelo trees to commemorate 25 years of environmental leadership and citizen participation in protecting and enhancing Brookline open spaces.

Sponsored by the Brookline GreenSpace Alliance. .

55+ Island Yoga
Saturday, July 13, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The pick-up and drop off locations are: Brookline residents $15, non-residents $20

Enjoy an all-levels class overlooking the harbor on Spectacle Island. Fee includes transportation and class.

 
The Dementia Friendly Experience
Monday, July 15 at 1 pm
Wednesday, July 31 at 3 pm
Do you or your staff ever feel unsure of how to help customers or clients who are exhibiting memory loss or confusion? Do you have neighbors or friends that are experiencing signs of memory loss or confusion? If you've ever wanted to explore a way of becoming more understanding and empathetic towards people in this situation you should attend the 1-hour Dementia Friendly Experience. Sessions will be offered at the Brookline Senior Center (93 Winchester Street, Brookline) on Monday, July 15 at 1 pm and on Wednesday, July 31 at 3 pm. A maximum of 24 attendees for each session will go through the workshop so please select the date that is most convenient for you. This program is free of charge and a first come - first served RSVP only event. This event is co-sponsored by The Goddard House, The Brookline Senior Center and Brookline Community Aging Network. Call 617-730-2770 soon to reserve your seat.
Staging Your Home for a Successful Sale
Thursday, July 18 at 1pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

Staging is the process of presenting your home to showcase its best assets. If you are thinking of downsizing or moving, staging is an important first step. It can increase the value of your home exponentially, but it can also be expensive if you hire a professional. Join us on Thursday, July 18 at 1 pm as Betsy Millane, Realtor, Keller Williams, teaches you how to stage your home economically using your own accessories and furniture, to bring out its beauty and personality. This class will be interactive so bring photos of your home’s problem areas. We will also look at before and after photos that may inspire you to create wonderful displays. Space is limited so call 617-730-2770.

55+ Guided Canoe Tour
Thursday, July 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The pick-up and drop off locations are: Brookline residents $25, non-residents $34

Come paddle with us! Charles River Canoe & Kayak in Nahanton Park is on one of the longest uninterrupted stretches of flatwater on the Charles River. There is abundant wildlife along the river. Tour guides will teach us about the history and wildlife of the area, and help build our paddling skills. Fee includes transportation, guided tour and canoe rental.

Conversation on Race and Lessening the Racial Divide
Wednesday, July 31 at 6pm
Brookline Village Library in Hunneman Hall.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations is hosting a Conversation on Race and Lessening the Racial Divide with Dr. Deborah Plummer on Wednesday, July 31st at 6pm.

Dr. Plummer is the author of Some of My Friends Are…The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Potential for Cross-Racial Friendships. This book is an insightful examination of how cross-racial friendships work and fail in American society. Dr. Plummer is also currently the Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, as well as a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Quantitative Health Sciences, and the Graduate School of Nursing, where she continues her research on diversity metrics and cross-racial friendships. The discussion will be held on Wednesday July 31st from 6-8pm at the Brookline Village Library in Hunneman Hall.

The Dementia Friendly Experience
Wednesday, July 31 at 3 pm
Do you or your staff ever feel unsure of how to help customers or clients who are exhibiting memory loss or confusion? Do you have neighbors or friends that are experiencing signs of memory loss or confusion? If you've ever wanted to explore a way of becoming more understanding and empathetic towards people in this situation you should attend the 1-hour Dementia Friendly Experience. Sessions will be offered at the Brookline Senior Center (93 Winchester Street, Brookline) on Monday, July 15 at 1 pm and on Wednesday, July 31 at 3 pm. A maximum of 24 attendees for each session will go through the workshop so please select the date that is most convenient for you. This program is free of charge and a first come - first served RSVP only event. This event is co-sponsored by The Goddard House, The Brookline Senior Center and Brookline Community Aging Network. Call 617-730-2770 soon to reserve your seat.
55+ Georges Island Fort Tour
Thursday, August 8, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The pick-up and drop off locations are: Brookline residents $20, non-residents $27

Georges Island is home to historic Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort known for its graceful granite archways and reputed ghost, the Lady in Black. The fort and its grassy parade ground are a popular place for a scenic, low-stress walk. Fee includes transportation and tour.

Storytelling in Film and Fiction
Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

Boston area filmmaker, Jill Uchiyama and Beverly resident Davida Rosenblum team up to host an evening on the topic of “Storytelling in Film and Fiction” at the Senior Center on Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 pm. Uchiyama will present her latest Legacy film, Remembering Ralph, (2018), about Davida's late husband Ralph Rosenblum and his decades long career as a prominent and important New York City film editor. In Remembering Ralph, Davida Rosenblum recalls innovative film editing techniques as well as stories gained through “pillow talk” with Ralph. Ralph Rosenblum worked with some of America's finest directors including William Friedkin, Sidney Lumet, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen among others. After the film, Davida Rosenblum, now 92 years of age, will read from her latest novella “Bo” and discuss the storytelling method in fiction writing. To register, please call 617-730-2770

55+ Pedal Boats at Hopkinton State Park
Monday, August 19, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The pick-up and drop off locations are: Brookline residents $20, non-residents $27

Pedal Boats are a fun way to take a relaxing, leisurely pedal on the water and see the sights at Hopkinton State Park which boasts more than 1,500 acres of natural forest and open fields. Hopkinton Reservoir, a 175-acre spring-fed lake, features 3 islands, 2 swimming beaches, miles of trails, stunning vistas, and 1 totally awesome boathouse. Fee includes transportation, and pedal boat rental.

The History of Commonwealth Avenue: Ghosts and Shadows of Boston's Automobile Row – Sunday, September 15, 2:00pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Doors open at 1:00pm.

Brookline historian Ken Liss will join WBUR news anchor Sharon Brody to share stories and photographs tracing the evolution of Commonwealth Avenue between Kenmore Square and Packard's Corner into a 20th century mecca of grand auto showrooms.

Liss, the author of the blog, "Muddy River Musings: Meanderings Through The Thickets Of Brookline's Past," has been president of the Brookline Historical Society since June 2009. A librarian at Boston University, he has lived in Brookline since 1996.

The program is free. Sign up for seats here.

BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting, Thursday, September 19
5 – 7 PM, Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

This year‘s event, which is free and open to all, will celebrate Watch Us Network, UCAN2 --Building A Stronger Brookline Community Through Active Networking.

From 5 to 6pm, guests may enjoy free refreshments, listen to Brookline High School’s Jazz Band, and visit with community award winners and BrooklineCAN committees. Community award winners include Kent/Street Affordable Senior Housing, Brookline Climate Action Committee and Brookline Transportation Board. Guests also may learn more about active networking by visiting BrooklineCAN’s Education, Communications, and Livable Community Advocacy Committees.

At 6:15 pm, Matt Weiss, host of the Age Friendly Cities program, will introduce the evening’s guest speakers: Brookline residents and WBUR producers, Karen Shiffman and Carey Goldberg.

Event is free. Reservations: or call 617-730-2770. Press Release.

Party of the Century
Tuesday, October 15, 2 - 3:30pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

Looking for Centenarians to be honored!

Are you 99 or over – or do you know someone who is?

Residents of Brookline and surrounding communities are invited to register to be an honoree if you are 99 years or older. A relative/friend may accept citations on behalf of an honoree if they are unable to attend the event.

Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality
Thursday, October 17
6:00 Refreshments, 6:30 – 7:30 Program
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

Old-age poverty, a problem we thought was solved by the New Deal, is poised for resurgence. With dramatic statistics and vivid portraits, acclaimed sociologist and Interim Chancellor of UMass Boston Katherine S. Newman, will show how the American retirement crisis touches us all, cutting across class and generational divides. She will discuss steps that we could take to address this problem.

Free of Charge – please call 617-730-2770 to register

Ongoing, - Free films at Brookline Public Library.
Wednesdays at Putterham and Thursdays at Coolidge Corner.