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.
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.
|Brookline Senior Center|
93 Winchester Street.
|11:30 am – 1:00 pm|
205 Beverly Road
|5:30 pm – 7:30 pm|
|Brookline High School|
115 Greenough Street
|11:00 am – 1:00 pm|
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
Proceeds to benefit the programs and services of the Brookline Senior Center, with a special donation to World Central Kitchen
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 floridaruffinridley.eventbrite.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– – Sponsored by the Brookline Department of Public Health and the Brookline Senior Center
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 www.chameleonarts.org/ (use discount code CAN2019) or by phone at 617-427-8200.
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.