Brookline Community Aging Network

Brookline Senior Center

Upcoming Events:   

Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.
Thursdays, June - November,
Brookline Farmers' Market
1:30pm - 6:30pm, Rain or Shine
June 1st through November 16th, 2017
Centre Street, West Parking Lot
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January 18, Martin Luther King Day Celebration
4:00 pm, Coolidge Corner Theatre. Keynote speaker: Susan Maze-Rothstein, Northeastern University Law Professor. Additional information at Tickets are free but registration required at

May 3, Town Election Day
Polls will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm.

September 15, BrooklineCAN Annual Meeting
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Thursday, September 15, 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Brookline Senior Center. The theme of the meeting is "Housing for Seniors: Trends, Resources, and Opportunities" and the keynote speaker will be Len Fishman, Director of the Gerontology Institute at UMass Boston. With refreshments, information tables, and ample opportunity to socialize, this event is always an enjoyable end to the summer and beginning of the fall season. Press release
Sunday, October 29,
Zamir Chorale Concert - Special Offer for Brookline Seniors
4:00 pm at Temple Ohabei Shalom. Eastern melodies, American jazz and tunes from the Yiddish musical theater. Refreshments after the concert. Tickets are normally $30/$36 for members/non-members, but if people order them through the Senior Center (617-730-2770) tickets will be discounted to $10.00. The Temple is at 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline (Kent Street T Stop).
October 31, November 8 & 19, Free Flu Clinics

Tuesday, October 31,
1100am - 1:00pm
Brookline Senior Center
93 Winchester Street
Wednesday, November 8
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Baker School
205 Beverly Road
Sunday, November 19,
10:00am - 1:00pm
Brookline High School
115 Greenough Street

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Saturday, Novenber 4, Conversation with Ron Hoffman
Talk & Discussion 10:30-11:30 a.m., Reception at 12:00 p.m.
Goddard House Assisted Living, 165 Chestnut Street, Brookline

Join us for a talk an discussion with Ron Hoffman, founder and director of Compassionate Care ALS in West Falmouth, MA. Ron is the author of Sacred Bullet, a memoir about the art of living through catastrophic circumstances.

RSVP to or call her at 617-731-8500-x130.

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Thursday, November 9, Transportation in the Arts
Join Meghan Melvin, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to explore the MFA's rapidly expanding collection of transportation design drawings, and to learn more about the 19th-century origins of the Museum's current design initiative!

Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Doors open at 6:30pm, Presentation at 7:00pm.
$20 for non-members
$15 for Larz Anderson members
$5 with valid student I.D.

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For more information about our Community History Series click here.

Wednesday, November 15, Health Care Sound Off
What do you want from your health care? Does the current system address your needs? What aspects of health care could be changed to improve your experience? If you have stories, concerns, opinions to share, or if you want to listen to others’ experiences with health care, join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 1 pm at the Brookline Senior Center for a timely discussion about your healthcare at the Health Care Sound-Off! There is no charge for the program and refreshments will be served.

This event is organized by a local chapter of the Right Care Alliance, a grassroots movement that brings together health professionals and patient advocates to organize for a health care system that is affordable, accessible, equitable. We believe that health care is a right and that coverage should be universal: everybody in, nobody out. For over a year, we have been touring around the Greater Boston Area to hear stories from people like you about their health care concerns and needs. For more information, visit our website: To register or for more information please call Deidre Waxman at 617-730-2767 or .

Monday, December 4, An Evening with Stephen Kinzer
7:00 pm, Hunneman Hall, Brookline Village Library, 361 Washington Street

In his new book, The True Flag, award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer will take us back to Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt's time to show us how the power of the press and "fake news" shaped our past as it does the present.

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Tuesday, December 5, Lecture and Book Signing
John Ratey, MD, author of Spark and Go Wild, applies the principles of his writing and pioneering research to health aging in this evening preentation.
6-7:30, Reception: 6-6:30, Program with Discussion: 6:30 - 7:30
Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street
Free of charge, Please call 617-730-2770 to register
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February 20, March 1, April 3 & 13
The Dialogue Starts Here…HELLO Brookline
Public event for the town-wide initiative “The Dialogue Starts Here- HELLO Brookline,“ funded by a grant from The Brookline Community Foundation, coordinated by Center Communities of Brookline with community partners. We’ll have refreshments and a brief presentation, then enjoy the conversation game “HELLO.” The goal is to provide a comfortable venue to have meaningful conversations about “what matters most,” using the game as a catalyst to be able to express our values and wishes in the event of a serious illness or at end of life. Materials will be supplied to all attending for “next steps” in their Advance Care planning. Registration is required.

Dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, February 20th 5:30-7:30 at the Coolidge Corner Library in the Community Room. Click here to register or call 617-730-2380.
  • Thursday, March 1st 5:30-7:30pm at the Main Library’s Hunneman Hall. Click here to register or call 617-730-2370.
  • Tuesday, April 3rd at the Brookline Senior Center from 1:30-3pm - as part of Brookline Public Health Week. To register call 617-730-2770.
  • Friday, April 13th 1:30-3:30 at the Putterham Library Community Room . Click here to register or call 617-730-2385.

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December 7 – 23, Pottery Show and Sale
The show begins on Thursday, December 7 and continues daily through Saturday, December 23. The Feet of Clay Studio is at 21 Station Street in Brookline. The attached announcement includes the times when the studio is open. Thirty-five local potters will be displaying their work at the show.
January 3 – February 28,
Watercolor Exhibit, Group Meditation, at Gallery 93
Gallery 93 at the Brookline Senior Center is honored to present Group Meditation, by artist Shirley Selhub. The exhibit runs from January 3 through February 28, 2018. A reception for the artist will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 4-6 pm. Gallery 93, located at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street (map) is open from 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday.

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Wednesday, January 3, Recreational Marijuana Information Session
1 pm, Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street (map)

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CNB”) expects to begin accepting applications by marijuana establishments for recreational marijuana licenses on April 1, 2018. If applications are approved by the CNB, these licenses would allow recreational marijuana establishments to open for business as early as June 1, 2018 in communities across the Commonwealth, including Brookline.

The legislation permits local regulation by General or Zoning By-Law of the time, place, and manner of marijuana establishments, with some limitations. Some types of local law regulation require approval in a town-wide referendum in addition to a favorable

We would like more direction from the community. Your feedback matters! Please consider attending an information session at the Senior Center on Wednesday, January 3 at 1 p.m., regarding recreational marijuana with members from the Planning and Community Development Department. In addition, please help by completing a brief 5-minute survey linked here:

Sunday, January 7, Art of the String Quartet
Boston Artists Ensemble. St. Paul's Church, 3:00 pm. Tickets: $30, $25 for seniors.
Sunday, January 14, Jamie Balmer, guitar
Free Concerts in the Library. 2:30 pm, Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 (map).
Monday, January 15,
Brookline's celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Radical King-- The Fierce Urgency of Now.”

Dr. Chad Williams, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, is our keynote speaker. Dr. King, as civil rights activist and moral leader, was much more radical in his time than he is now remembered. Dr. Williams will ask us to think about how Dr. King's words and actions can be applied to today's troubling times.

The program includes poetry, music and the inspirational words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also featuring: poet/performer Regie Gibson, Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi Sesling and, from Brookline High School, slam poet Carolyn Parker-Fairbain and the a capella group Testostatones.

This event is free but to guarantee a seat you must reserve a ticket beforehand.

Reserved tickets are available on EventBrite until Sunday, January 14. On the day of the event, Monday, January 15, any remaining tickets will be available only at the Coolidge Corner Theater box office when it opens.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, so come early. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.

Sign language interpretation will be provided.

The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Saturday, January 20, Snowflake Festival
Brookline Arts Center. 1:00-3:00 pm. Stroll through our studio spaces and try out exciting projects in mixed media, comic creation, jewelry making, 3D sculpture and more! Warm up with some hot cocoa as you watch a live pottery demo, listen to music by Hugh Hanley and meet our teachers. This year's Snowflake Festival will also serve as the reception for our annual Student Exhibition that will be on view in the gallery. 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, 617-566-5715.
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Saturday, February 24, March 24, April 28
"Cool" Classics
Winter / Spring Concert Series 2018. Join us at Goddard House Assisted Living for a trio of “mostly” classical music concerts featuring talented musicians performing a wide range of repertoires. All receptions start at 3:00pm followed by concerts from 3:30 - 4:30pm and are free of charge.
165 Chestnut Street, Brookline, MA
RSVP to Jennifer Miller by or phone 617-731-8500 ext. 110
Thursday, January 25
Hearing on Recreational Marijuana
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the Advisory Board on Public Health for the Town of Brookline will hold a public hearing to consider local regulations related to recreational marijuana slated for licensing by the Commonwealth this summer.

The hearing will be held in the Denny Room, Lower Level, Brookline Department of Public Health, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Thursday, March 8, Talk & Book Signing
Refreshments served from 6-6:30 p.m.
Program with discussion from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hunneman Hall, Brookline Public Library
361 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 (map)
Free of charge. Please call 617-730-2770 to register.

In her book Ending Ageism, Gullette provides evidence of the sudden onset of age-related shaming. Telling stories about such happenings and confronting the way aging is portrayed in media and the arts, she asks people to move from silence about their experiences, to recognition, to stating grievances, to justified resistance, and then collectively, to imagining the next steps a movement might finally take. Let's fight ageism together!

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Sunday, April 8, Contra Dancing in the Ballroom!
7:00 to 9:00 pm, Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street (map) Singles Welcome. Tickets: $7.

Caller: Linda Leslie, acclaimed local caller, known for her clear teaching style, inclusive programming for all levels, and enthusiasm.

Live music and light refreshments. Ages from 12 to 120 welcome. Beginners welcome. Please bring clean soft-soled shoes for dancing.

Buy tickets online, or come to the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, with cash or check. You may pay at the door (cash/check), but advanced ticket purchase is recommended. (No refunds.) Information: 617-730-2777.

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