Brookline Community Aging Network

 

Age Friendly Cities program

In December 2012, Brookline was accepted as a member of the World Health Organization's international network of "Age Friendly" cities. In March 2016 the WHO network included 287 cities and communities in 33 countries covering over 155 million people. Brookline was the ninth municipality in the United States and the first in New England to join the network.

The Brookline Age Friendly City initiative is collaboration among the Town of Brookline, the Brookline Council on Aging, and BrooklineCAN. The initiative is guided by a Select Board committee co-chaired by Select Board Member Nancy Heller, Council on Aging director Ruthann Dobek, and BrooklineCAN co-chair Frank Caro. For more information, .

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BrooklineCAN co-founders, Frank Caro and Ruthann Dobek, present a framed certificate to the Select Board of Brookline's acceptance to the WHO (World Health Organization) Age Friendly initiative.

The photo includes from Left to Right: Betsy DeWitt, Board Chair; Frank Caro, co-founder BrooklineCAN (Brookline Community Aging Network); Mel Kleckner, Brookline Town Administrator; RuthAnn Dobek, co-founder BrooklineCAN and Director Brookline Council on Aging; Dick Benka, Brookline Select Board Member, Nancy Daly, Brookline Select Board Member; and Ken Goldstein, Brookline Select Board Member. Photo credit: Carol Caro.

What is an Age Friendly City?

Read the World Health Organization's Checklist of Essential Features of Aged-friendly Cities

Brookline Encourages Businesses To Keep Senior Shoppers In Mind

WGBH discussed age-friendly business in Brookline on their Greater Boston show on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Producer Tina Martin interviewed David Leschinsky, owner of Eureka! Puzzles, and BrooklineCAN members Frank Caro and Elenore Parker. John Seay and Matt Weiss also appear.

 

Age Friendly Cities TV

The Town's Age Friendly Cities committee is offering a series of TV shows with the help of the Brookline Interactive Group.

Host:
Matt Weiss
Producer:
Michael Allen
Graphics:
John Seay
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Production
Team
Members
Cornelia Andrus,
Shirley Selhub,
Roberta Winitzer,
Henry Winkelman

In May, 2017, Brookline Interactive Group presented its Show of the Year award to Age Friendly Cities TV.

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