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Senior Center Events

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


Brookline History Walking Tours
Sundays in October: Join Brookline Historical Society President Ken Liss for Brookline History Walking Tours




  • October 6th - Coolidge Corner
  • October 13th - Brookline Village
  • October 20th - Blake Park
  • October 27th - Beaconsfield Terraces
All tours are free. Details and registration at
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

This event has been postponed. The new date will be posted here when available.

Sister City in the Age of Trump & Ortega
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 pm
VFW Hall, 386 Washington Street, Brookline. Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Educational Forum. Featured speakers Governor Michael Dukakis, Stephen Kinzer, award winning foreign correspondent and Eva Millona, Director Mass. Immigration & Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA). Suggested contribution $60.
Fall Community Day at Hall's Pond Sanctuary
Sunday, October 20, 11am – 2pm
Hall's Pond.



Public Health Implications of Global Warming
Tuesday, October 22, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street. Age Friendly Cities Committee. Open to the public. Dr. Swannie Jett, Brookline Director of Health and Human Services, will discuss global warming and our health.
Hearing Tests
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 am - 12 noon
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. Not hearing like you once did? Dr. Tamy Simon Chelst, an audiologist with 40 years experience, will test your hearing. The test is free if you have Medicare. To register for an appointment, please call 617-730-2770.
Family Fall Fest
Thursday October 24, 3 – 5 PM
Brookline Village Lawn. Enjoy mini pumpkin painting, face painting, a pumpkin judging contest, fall-themed stacks, and more. For ages 3 and up.
2019 Brookline Seasonal Flu Clinics
Open to all Brookline Residents
– Adults, Seniors, Children six months and older

October 29
Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
November 13
Baker School
205 Beverly Road
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
November 24
Brookline High School
115 Greenough Street
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Public Hearing on Senior Property Tax Relief
Wednesday, October 30, from 6:30 to 8:30
Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, sixth floor. Come to a public hearing on current and proposed programs for property tax relief for Brookline senior homeowners. Metered parking on site. Tell the town's chief assessor and Brookline's Committee on Elderly Tax Relief what you think about the need for property tax assistance to Brookline seniors; ask questions and comment on current and proposed programs. Your opinions are wanted!
Boston's Old South End Jewish Walking Tour
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 - 4:15 pm
Early Signs of Memory Changes . . . And What You Can Do
Sunday, November 10th, 3-4:30pm
Danesh 100 Centre- 10th Floor Skyline Café

Changes in memory can interfere with life. Join us to learn typical age-related changes and 10 warning signs to watch for in yourself and others.

Find out about the benefit of early diagnosis and hear personal reflections from a volunteer speaker living with dementia.

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and hosted by Center Communities of Brookline

Like Falling through a Cloud
Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street. Speaker: Eugenia Zukerman, acclaimed flutist and author of the memoir, Like Falling Through a Cloud, to be published in November for Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Dr. Suzanne Salamon, Chief Associate of Clinical Geriatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be the moderator. Free event open to the public.

35th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Friday, November 15, 10am-3pm
Saturday, November 16, 11am-2pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.
Holiday Gifts
Flea Market
Chilren's Items
Baked Goods
and more!

Proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center, with a special donation to World Central Kitchen

A Walking Tour of Fisher Hill
Saturday, November 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Florida Ruffin Ridley of Brookline:
Gender, Race, Class, and Politics Among Boston's Black Elite
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2-4pm
Hunneman Hall, Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street

Brookline’s Town Meeting will vote next month on a new name for the Coolidge Corner School (the former Edward Devotion School). The name recommended by the School Committee – following a process led by students at the school – is Florida Ruffin Ridley. (Hers is one of three proposed names that Town Meeting will vote on.)

Ridley, who lived in Brookline with her family from the 1890s to the 1920s was an educator – the second African American teacher in the Boston schools. She was also a writer, an editor, an organizer, and an activist who fought for civil rights and women’s rights.

This presentation by Dolita Cathcart, Associate Professor of History at Wheaton College, will offer a look at the evolution of black political participation and protest in Boston and nationally and the role played by Ridley, her mother, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, and others from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.

Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited; reserve a place by going to

The November 24th Historical Society program about Florida Ruffin Ridley at the Brookline Library has been postponed. We plan to hold the program after the New Year. Details about a new date and time will be made available once they have been confirmed.

Brookline Historical Society

Dukakis Health Care Seminar
Monday, November 25, 7:00pm
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street.

What Must We Do: Health Care Policy, Politics And The 2020 Presidential Election

A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis. Free and open to the community.

Interviewers: Carey Goldberg, WBUR Health, Medicine & Science Reporter Raul Fernandez, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, BU’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Moderator:  Dr.Swannie Jett, Director of Health and Human Relations – – For information, Lynne Karsten: 617. 730. 2300

– – Sponsored by the Brookline Department of Public Health and the Brookline Senior Center

Chamber Series 2: Slow Dreams Of Eternity
Saturday, December 7, 8PM
Sunday, December 8, 4PM
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street


  • Gabriel Fauré, La chanson d'Ève for soprano & piano, Op. 95
  • Helen Grime, Luna for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, piano & percussion
  • Arthur Benjamin, Le Tombeau de Ravel “Valses-caprices” for clarinet & piano (1949)
  • Theo Verbey, Four Preludes to Infinity for oboe & string trio
  • Robert Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47

Imagination, poetry, and invention come together at the hazy intersections between sleeping and waking, life and dreams. Fauré explores the sensual delights of Paradise while Helen Grime conjures the harvest moon. Theo Verbey illuminates celestial wonders, and Schumann gives us an exhilarating reflection of humanity in all its complexity and contradiction.

A Special Offer for BrooklineCAN Members. Called “a local treasure” and praised for its “sparklingly imaginative programming” by The Boston Globe, Chameleon Arts Ensemble is pleased to offer BrooklineCAN readers a 30% discount to its chamber music concerts on Saturday, December 7 at 8 PM, Sunday, December 8 at 4 PM at First Church in Boston. The discount is applicable to regularly-priced tickets at $49, $38, or $27. They can be purchased in advance by visiting (use discount code CAN2019) or by phone at 617-427-8200.

Feet of Clay Holiday Show and Sale
December 5 – 23
Opening Party, Thursday, December 5, 5PM – 9PM

This exhibition and sale features the work of 36 artists, some sculptural, some functional, and everything in between!

Again this year, Frank Caro will donate the proceeds from the sale of his pottery to BrooklineCAN.

Feet of Clay
21 Station Street

Brookline, MA 02445

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