Age Friendly Cities program
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.
World Health Organization
In December 2012, Brookline was accepted as a member of the Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities 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.
In September 2023 AARP accepted the application, prepared by the Age-Friendly Cities Committee, and submitted by the Select Board, to become part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
The AARP age-friendly network encourages states, counties, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of our nation’s population. The network encourages elected officials and local leaders to focus on and strengthen the features and services that help to make communities livable for residents of all ages, from the cradle through retirement.
- Age Friendly Brookline: An Assessment of Brookline's Age Friendly Features and Plans to Pursue Additional Age Friendly Features. This is the document in support of Brookline's application.
- Brookline's Age-Friendly Cities Committee.
- Age Friendly Brookline–2013 Results.
- Biannual Report for 2014 and 2015
- Age-Friendly City Committee - Accomplishments in 2016 and Plans for 2017
- April 2017 Press Release
- Web site: World Health Organization - Age-Friendly World
- Age-Friendly City Committee - Accomplishments in 2017-18 and Plans for 2019
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 TVThe Town's Age Friendly Cities committee is offering a series of TV shows with the help of the Brookline Interactive Group.
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