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Coronavirus/COVID-19


COVID-19 Updates and Information

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COVID-19 vaccination locations for individuals in eligible groups and phases

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Massachusetts COVID-19 Response Reporting

Daily and cumulative data on Massachusetts COVID-19 cases and testing, and weekly data on confirmed cases by city/town and residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine.

COVID-19 Interactive Data Dashboard

COVID-19 Test Locations

Reopening Massachusetts






Town of Brookline Hires Thomas Barrasso as Director for Sustainability Planning

Town of Brookline Develops Civilian Feedback Form to Evaluate Police Interactions

Brookline’s Tom Brady Named Mass. Conservation Administrator of the Year

Reminder: Events This Week Marking National Public Health Week

Brookline Fire Department Awarded $25,983 Grant for Safety Equipment

Town of Brookline Provides Important Updates on Upcoming Town Election

Reminder: Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Adults 55+ & Those With At Least One of Several Certain Medical Conditions on April 5"

Brookline Department of Public Health Invites Community to Celebrate National Public Health Week

Advanced Volunteer Registration Opportunity Announced for Town of Brookline Residents for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship

Brookline Select Board Issues Statement Condemning Racism and Violence Against Asian-Americans

Town of Brookline Shares Information on Vaccination Program for Homebound Residents

Brookline Public Works Responds to Multiple Water Main Breaks

Send Chamber your ‘love letters’ to Brookline businesses

Town of Brookline Announces Start of Cypress Field Playground Project

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Phase IV of Reopening Plan

State Announces Vaccine Timeline for All Residents, Provides Weekly Dose Updates & $24.7 Million in Federal Funding for Vaccine Equity Initiative

Brookline Residents Invited to Forum on Mental Health Amid COVID-19

Town of Brookline Shares Information on State’s Vaccine Pre-registration Program, Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Brookline Public Works Reminds Residents of Seasonal Leaf Blower Ban as Many Residents Remain at Home Due to COVID-19

Brookline Fire Department Awarded Over $10,000 to Support Student Awareness of Fire Education and Senior S.A.F.E. Programs

Brookline Commission for the Arts seeks Brookline Poet Laureate for 2021-24 term

Town of Brookline Closes COVID-19 Testing Site, Urges Continued Vigilance to Curb Spread

Brookline Department of Public Health Hires Roland Lankah as Assistant Health Director

Construction Set to Begin at Larz Anderson Park’s Lagoon Area

Alexandra Vecchio Selected as Brookline’s New Director of Parks and Open Space

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening

Brookline Department of Public Health Invites Residents Over 18 to Complete Survey Related to Marijuana

Town of Brookline Retains Coveted Top Bond Ratings from S&P, Moody’s

Public Schools of Brookline to Host Virtual Renaming Ceremony for Florida Ruffin Ridley School this Friday

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on Feb. 18

Brookline restaurants encouraged to apply to the Brookline Chamber’s Feeding Brookline program

*Update #5* Town of Brookline Cautions Seniors Against One-Time ‘Companion’ Offers Related to COVID-19 Vaccines

Brookline’s DPW & Commission on Disability Share Resources to Help Ensure Pedestrian Safety

*Update #4* Town of Brookline Encourages Residents 75 and Older to Use State’s 211 System for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Brookline Recreation Reminds Community New Online Registration & Reservation System Launches Tomorrow

Vaccine update from Ruthann Dobek, Director of Brookline's Council on Aging and Senior Center, February 5, 2021

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Nearly $174 Million in Grants to 4,043 Additional Small Businesses for COVID Relief, Increases Capacity Limits for Businesses and Other Activities

*Update #3* Brookline Department of Public Health Shares COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Update

Brookline Recreation Announces Transition to New Online Registration & Reservation Software

Town of Brookline Announces Service Impacts and Parking Ban for Nor’easter

Public Schools of Brookline Postpones Virtual Renaming Ceremony for Florida Ruffin Ridley School

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites, Updates to Phase Two

Public Schools of Brookline to Host Virtual Renaming Ceremony for Florida Ruffin Ridley School

*Update #2* Town of Brookline to Re-Activate COVID-19 Call Center as Vaccine Resource Hub, Encourages Residents to Complete Vaccine Questionnaire

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Another $37 Million in Grants to 638 Businesses, Extends Capacity Limits and Lifts Early Closing Requirement for Businesses

Raw Video: *Update #1* Town of Brookline Begins Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to First Responders, Offers Resources for Residents to Stay Informed About Vaccine Distribution

Town of Brookline Urges Vigilance as Community Maintains ‘Moderate’ Risk Designation

Baker-Polito Administration Awards Another $78.5 Million in Additional Grants to 1,595 Businesses Most Impacted by the Pandemic

Brookline Department of Public Health Orders Pause to School Athletic Programs Until At Least Feb. 1

Residents Invited to Learn More About Town Budgeting Process at Brookline Budget Forum

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of Capacity and Gathering Limits, New Guidance for Hospital ICU Staffing

Public Schools of Brookline and Town of Brookline Provide Update on COVID-19 Testing and Safety Efforts

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Further Measures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Support For 1,158 Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Recession

Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation To Maintain Unemployment Trust Fund, Provide Employer Relief

Town of Brookline Announces Plan to Permit Outdoor Dining Through the Winter, Plus Updated Safety Protocols for Private Schools

Town of Brookline Announces Service Impacts and Parking Ban Ahead of Winter Storm Gail

Brookline’s Swannie Jett Named to Mass. Public Health Association’s Board of Directors

Dec. 14, 2020: The Latest COVID-19 Case Data for the Town of Brookline

Dec. 9, 2020: Here are the Latest COVID-19 Case Numbers for the Town of Brookline

Town of Brookline Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Initial Steps for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th

Town of Brookline Provides Update on In-Town Testing Initiative, Urges Continued Vigilance as COVID-19 Cases Decreases

Town of Brookline Makes COVID-19 Testing Free for Uninsured Residents Who Have Symptoms or Have Been Identified as Close Contacts

Graphs: Brookline’s Latest COVID-19 Case Data

Town of Brookline Provides COVID-19 Relief to Restaurants and Hotels Through Reduced Licensing Fees

Brookline’s Task Force to Reimagine Policing Utilizing Survey to Guide Its Work

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens for Members of the Brookline Community

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Targeted Measures To Curb Rising COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

Brookline Library Provides Update on Hours and Programming

Town of Brookline Shares Information Regarding Election Day Procedures

COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in Brookline Next Month

Brookline Public Works Provides Guidance for Supporting Tree Health Amid Extended Drought

Brookline Fire Department Reminds Residents to Change Their Smoke Alarm Batteries When They Change Their Clocks

Massachusetts Makes $50 Million in Business Grants Available

Videos: Town of Brookline Reminds Residents of Key Dates and Information Ahead of Election Day

Baker-Polito Administration Announces COVID-19 Measures in Place to Ensure Readiness for Fall and Winter

In Case You Missed It: Town of Brookline Provides Halloween Guidance

Brookline Fire Department Shares Safety Tips During National Fire Prevention Week

Town of Brookline Provides Halloween Guidance

Brookline Health Department Announces Appointment-Only Seasonal Flu Clinics

Brookline Public Safety Building Lobby Now Re-Open on a Limited Basis

Brookline’s Kirrane Aquatics Center to Re-Open Oct. 5

Brookline Residents Invited to Attend Panel Discussion on the Science of COVID-19

Town of Brookline Shares Safety Tips for Vulnerable Populations During Emergency Preparedness Month

Brookline’s Plastic Bag and Polystyrene Bans to Resume Next Month

Town of Brookline Announces Cheryl Anne Snyder as New Emergency Management Coordinator

Today is National Voter Registration Day

FYI: Boston University’s Contact Tracing System Explained

Town of Brookline Shares Tips for Residents’ Emergency Preparedness Stockpile

Town of Brookline Offers Tips to Create Family Emergency Plan, Build Emergency Kit

Town of Brookline Shares New Deadline for Completing 2020 Census

Town of Brookline to Require Those Exempt From Mask Requirement to Wear Face Shields

Town of Brookline Announces Upgrade to AlertBrookline

Reminder: Brookline Town Hall to Begin Phased Public Re-Opening

Town of Brookline Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Early Voting and Ballot Drop Box

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Testing Initiatives to Support K-12 Schools

Brookline Library Shres Update to Contactless Pickup Program

Brookline Town Hall to Begin Phased Public Re-Opening

Town of Brookline Begins Phase 2 of Muddy River Flood Risk Management Project

Brookline Schools to Execute ‘RemotePlus’ Phased Reopening of Schools

The Latest COVID-19 Data for the Town of Brookline

New State Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19 Go Into Effect Today

Baker-Polito Administration Releases Enhanced Community Level Data on Spread of COVID-19

Town of Brookline Encourages Residents to Participate in Second Urban Forest Climate Resiliency Master Plan Open Forum, Survey

Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Initiatives to Stop Spread of COVID-19

Town of Brookline Notified That Some Mail-In Ballots Were Distributed Incorrectly

Deadline Tomorrow to Apply for Membership on Brookline Policing Committees

Town of Brookline Provides Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips

The Deadline to Apply for Membership on Brookline’s Policing Committees is August 5

Baker-Polito Administration Launches #MaskUpMA, Reminding Residents To Wear Face-Coverings To Stop COVID-19 Spread

Reminder:The Select Board is Seeking Members for Two Committees Addressing Policing in Brookline

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Expands “Stop the Spread” Testing Initiative

Transportation Options for Older Adults lists options during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Brookline Residents Invited to Take Part in Policing Committees

N95 and Surgical Face Masks studied: Effective or a waste of time?

Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective August 1st

If Your Mask Has a Valve, It's Half Useless

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Moratorium on Evictions and Foreclosures to October 17

72 Coronavirus Statistics You Might Not Know

Emergency Management Team Issues Heat Advisor

Statement of Brookline Town Administrator Mel Kleckner Regarding Police Chief Andrew Lipson’s Resignation

Brookline Plastic Bag Ban Suspension Extended Through September

From the CDC: Valuable COVID-19 Info for Travel and Restaurants, Plus Beaches, Pools and Other Recreational Facilities

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to Third Phase of Four-Phase Approach

Brookline Library to Begin Contactless Pickup Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Updated Travel Guidelines to Support COVID-19 Response

BrooklineCAN's June 26 Living with COVID-19 Forum

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Sales Tax Holiday To Take Place August 29-30

Brookline COVID-19 Call Center to Close

Massachusetts Announces Additional Administrative Tax Relief Measures for Businesses Across Massachusetts

*Media Advisory* Brookline Residents Invited to Attend Virtual “Conversation About COVID-19” Event

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Pop-Up Testing Sites for Participants of Large Gatherings

Public Schools of Brookline Shares Upcoming Eighth Grade Graduation Plans

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Availability of $41 Million in Support for Food Security Programs

Update #31 (5 p.m. 6/8/20) Town of Brookline Shares Phase 2 Guidelines for State’s Reopening Plan, Details for its Small Business Grant Program and a Local Case Update

Public Schools of Brookline Announce Brookline High School Graduation Ceremony Procession Plans

A Note about the Brookline Senior Center’s June Newsletter

June 2: Evictions and Landlord Access Restricted in Brookline, Plus Case Updates

Behind-The-Scenes Photos & Important Information About Vote by Mail Ballots

Update on COVID-19 from Library Director Sara Slymon

Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update on Phase II of Re-opening Plan, Releases Guidance for Restaurants and Lodging

Brookline Age-Friendly Cities TV - Seniors During Coronavirus with Ruthann Dobek, Julie Washburn, and Laura Baber

Town of Brookline to Resume Parking Enforcement on June 1

A Senior’s Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Home from Coronavirus.

Four concepts to assess your personal risk as the U.S. reopens

Join a Virtual Mask Craftalong Next Week

Massachusetts Implements Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Update #30 (6:40 p.m. 5/20/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on Antibody Testing, Sharps Disposal Kiosks, Memorial Day Programming and Safety Net Fund

Important Information for Those who Took Part in Brookline COVID-19 Antibody Testing

‘What Do I Need to Do to Reopen My Brookline Business?’

In Case You Missed Them: Updates from Brookline Rec, Health and Economic Development

Brookline Police Department Social Worker to Offer Weekly Online Office Hours

Reopening Massachusetts: Baker-Polito Administration Initiates Transition to First Phase of Four-Phase Approach

Town of Brookline Reminds Voters of Important Information Ahead of Annual Town Election

Baker-Polito Administration & Employer Community Announce Continuation of Work From Home Policies to Support Safe Reopening of Massachusetts Economy

FAQ on Early and Absentee Voting (During COVID19) from the League of Women Voters

COVID-19 Protocols for Rideshare and Rental Car Providers

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Four-Phase Approach to Reopening and Publishes Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards

Town of Brookline Announces Second Round of Temporary Furloughs Due to COVID-19

Town of Brookline to Demolish Davis Path Pedestrian Footbridge due to Structural Deficiencies

Video: Brookline’s School Nurses Show The Ins and Outs of Face Coverings

Town of Brookline Pledges More Than $800,000 Toward Community Aid

Town of Brookline to Conduct COVID-19 Antibody Testing on Randomly Selected Residents

Help fight Medicare fraud

Update #29 (5:45 p.m. 5/5/20) Brookline Residents Invited to Participate in Online Diversity Display, Plus an Update on the Safety Net Fund

Update #28 (7:25 p.m. 5/4/20) Town of Brookline Urges Residents to Support Contact Tracing, Plus: CERT Volunteers Provide Update on Their Efforts

Tomorrow: Join The Brookline Community Foundation and the Town of Brookline on the Safety Net Fund’s Impact

Town of Brookline Urges Voters to Vote Early by Mail

Baker-Polito Administration Extends Non-Essential Business Closures to May 18th, Announces Reopening Advisory Board

Today: BIG Hosting Virtual Mask-Making Event

Update #27 (5:30 p.m. 4/24/20) Town of Brookline Receives Donated Masks, Takes Part in Effort to Provide Intubation Supplies to Hospitals

A Video Message from Local Hospitals: Don’t Avoid Emergency Care

Update #26 (7 p.m. 4/23/20) Brookline Health Director Issues Statement Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak at CareOne Facility

Update #25 (6:15 p.m. 4/22/20) Town of Brookline Provides Additional Information on Face Coverings, Plus Updates on PPE Production for Those in Need and the Safety Net Fund

Public Schools of Brookline Closure Extended Through End of Academic Year

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Implementation Of CARES Act Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, Gig Economy And Other Workers

Update #24 (5:30 p.m. 4/17/20) National Guard Deployed to Three Brookline Facilities to Conduct Testing on Residents, Trash and Recycling Pickup Impacted by Patriots Day Holiday

Emergency Parking Rules

*Update #23* (7 p.m., 4/16/20) Town of Brookline Provides Additional Guidance on Face Coverings

Brookline Police and Fire Departments Celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Essential Workers With or Without Symptoms Invited to Brookline COVID-19 Testing Event

*Update #22* (5:55 p.m., 4/15/20) Town of Brookline to Require Face Coverings in Public, Plus COVID-19 Testing Available for Pre-Screened Individuals

*Update #21* (5:50 p.m., 4/14/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on COVID-19 Situation

Town of Brookline Shares Ways to Stay Engaged and Help Those in Need During COVID-19 Crisis

Photos: Brookline Police Comfort Dog Takes Part in Virtual Meeting with Peers

Town of Brookline and PhysicianOne Urgent Care to Host Drive Through COVID-19 Testing Site in Chestnut Hill for Pre-Screened Patients on April 19

Highlighting Mutual Aid Brookline. -- News Release.

Baker-Polito Administration Provides Update On Hospital Surge Capacity

*Update #20* (7:20 p.m., 4/10/20) Town of Brookline Reports First Death Due to COVID-19

Brookline Announces Changes to Street Configurations to Accommodate Social Distancing by Pedestrians

Restaurant Restrictions

*Update #19* (6:45 p.m., 4/8/20) Town of Brookline Limits Evictions & Landlord Access, Enhances Regulation for Food Establishments

Medicare & Coronavirus

In Case You Missed It: Supporting Brookline’s Asian Community and Combating Stereotypes

All Brookline Residents Encouraged to Complete Census During Time at Home

*Update #18* (6:15 p.m., 4/6/20) Brookline Library to Serve as Auxiliary Fire Station, Residents Urged to Wear Face Coverings in Public

In Case You Missed It: April 2 Virtual Town Hall for Businesses & Nonprofits

*Update #17* (6:15 p.m., 4/3/20) Brookline Schools to Host Satellite Stations for Police and Fire Departments, Safety Net Fund Still Seeking Donations and Additional Resources Now Online

Brookline Election Postponed, Residents Encouraged to Vote by Absentee Ballot in June

Video: Take a Virtual Tour of the Brookline Emergency Operations Center

*Update #16* (6:25 p.m., 4/2/20) Brookline First Responders Receive Donated Personal Protection Equipment, Plus Updates for The RIDE Users and Veterans

*Update #15* (6 p.m., 4/1/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

April 1 is National Census Day

Town of Brookline to Contribute $175,000 to Support Brookline Community Foundation Safety Net Fund’s COVID-19 Response

*Update #14* (7:25 p.m., 3/30/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

Map of stores offering senior shopping hours

*Update #13* (7 p.m., 3/27/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

From Wicked Local: Inside Brookline’s Emergency Operations Center During the COVID-19 Response

*Update #12* (5:40 p.m., 3/25/20) Town of Brookline Provides Update on COVID-19 Response

Brookline Interactive Group Seeking Community Feedback


Home delivery of groceries

Informal reports say that these services are overbooked. Most offer delivery times for only two weeks with all slots taken.

Stop & Shop (PeaPod)
https://www.peapod.com/
Stop & Shop will be open from 6am to 7:30am *only* for customers over the age of 60 Wegmans - Offers both delivery and curbside pick up.
https://www.wegmans.com/groceries-online/

Roche Brothers
https://shopping.rochebros.com/

Whole Foods - Offers both delivery and curbside pick up. Free for Amazon Prime Members
https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/grocery-delivery-and-pickup
Whole Foods will be open to seniors only from 8:00 am to their regular opening at 9:00 am.

Star Market -Delivery by Instacart
https://www.starmarket.com/


From Governor Baker's Office:

New Health Care Resources, Small Business Relief, Other Efforts To Support COVID-19 Response
https://brooklinecovid19.com/…/from-governor-bakers-office…/

Stay current on Brookline specific COVID-19 updates by visiting https://www.brooklinema.gov/covid-19. We're working hard to keep the information as current as possible based on the rapidly changing guidance from our state (Mass Department of Public Health) and federal government (@CDC) partners.


Brookline Senior Center
Virtual Program Offerings

Here is a list of virtual programs that the Senior Center is working on to fill the gap while we can't meet in person. Other programs are in the works.

Important Notice Regarding The Brookline Senior Center

The Senior Center is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory.

Statements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

December 2, 2020

As we welcome December, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in large group settings. In fact, at the time of this printing, the COVID-19 numbers are increasing at a potentially alarming rate. With the addition of flu season and increased indoor activity, we are bracing for an increase in COVID-19 cases locally. The Senior Center is currently open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory. We urge you to comply with public health recommendations.

We recognize that the impending arrival of the winter holidays will add additional stress as family and friends attempt to make decisions that will keep everyone both safe and connected. With that, we also know that feelings of anxiety and sadness may occur at this time of the year. Our advice is to be mindful of your feelings, talk honestly and openly with others, and seek professional help when needed.

The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

We are pleased to offer an abundance of programming online. Thank you to our staff and program leaders for making this transition. As always, be patient with technology glitches. We are aware that there continue to be issues with some of the links that we have included in our December edition. While we have resolved most of the issues, here is a direct link for the Medicare.gov link listed on page 11: https://www.medicare.gov If you experience a problem with any of the other links, please let us know.

You can find the december edition, as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here:

Are you receiving more than one copy of this email from us? Please let us know by sending an email to Jessica Milley-Gee at .

Be well!

Ruthann Dobek, LICSW
Director
Brookline Council on Aging/
Brookline Senior Center

October 28, 2020

As we welcome November, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to gather in large group settings. In fact, at the time of this printing, the COVID-19 numbers are increasing at a potentially alarming rate. With the addition of flu season and increased indoor activity, we may see an increase in COVID-19 cases. The Senior Center is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory. We urge you to comply with the public health recommendations.

We recognize that the impending arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday will add additional stress as family and friends attempt to make decisions that will keep everyone both safe and connected. With that, we also know that feelings of anxiety and sadness may occur at this time of the year. Our advice is to be mindful of your feelings, talk honestly and openly with others, and seek professional help when needed.

We encourage you to complete our “Living with COVID-19” survey. The information gathered will assist us in planning future programs and services. An online copy of the survey is available here. If you would like a hard copy of the survey mailed to you, please call us at 617-730-2777.

We are pleased to offer an abundance of programming online. Thank you to our staff and program leaders for making this transition. As always, be patient with technology glitches. We are aware that there continue to be issues with some of the links that we have included in our November edition. We are working to resolve the issue, but we have included some of the direct links below as an alternative way of accessing this content.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well in the days ahead and we look forward to celebrating with you all when we are able to safely reopen the Senior Center more fully. The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

You can find the November edition, as well as any past or future editions of the newsletter here.

Be well!

Ruthann Dobek, LICSW
Director
Brookline Council on Aging/
Brookline Senior Center

June 5, 2020

At the time of this printing, the Senior Center is open on a limited basis, by appointment only, in compliance with the Governor’s “Safer at Home” advisory.  For more information on that advisory, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/news/safer-at-home-advisory

Since it is uncertain as to when we will be able to safely begin hosting any of our special or ongoing programs at the Center, we have been working to develop a list of online programming options with some of our regular group facilitators, as well as with some of your favorite performers and presenters. Please remember that these “virtual” programs are new to everyone so there will be glitches, but we hope that you will continue to give the online programming options a try.

We realize that there are lots of questions regarding our reopening and we appreciate your patience during this uncertain time.  Please feel free to leave your questions on our voicemail or to submit your questions to info@brooklineseniorcenter.org. Many of you may have the same questions so we hope to address some of them in future editions of the newsletter.

We hope that you and your loved ones stay healthy and well in the days ahead and we look forward to celebrating with you all when we are able to safely reopen the Senior Center.

The Council on Aging social work staff are available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm), so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or if you would just like to say hello. You can leave messages for us at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770.

Follow This Link To Read Our June Edition:
https://www.brooklinema.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=37

March 18, 2020

In order to proactively slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Senior Center is Closed To The Public at this time.

The Brookline Senior Center will be monitoring its phone lines during the Covid-19 emergency. Older adults can leave their names and phone numbers on our voicemail at 617-730-2777 or 617-730-2770. Staff will be responding to questions and concerns Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm. Emergencies should be directed to 911.

In order to address the many questions and concerns that exist in the community, the Town of Brookline would like to share the following information :

For general COVID-19 questions, please call the State 2-1-1 line. For Brookline specific medical or public health inquiries, please contact the Department of Brookline Public Health at 617-730-2300. For non-medical questions specific to Brookline, please call the Brookline COVID Information Call Center at 617-879-5636. These call centers, for the time being, will be operational Monday through Friday from 8am – 5pm, these hours will be adjusted as needed. Messages can be left after hours and will be returned the next day. You can also email your non-medical inquiries to: COVID19Info@brooklinema.gov.

Stay up to date on COVID-19 updates here: https://brooklinecovid19.com/senior-center/

Please remember the importance of social distancing to reduce the impact of COVID-19, and please stay home as much as possible. Thank you.

Videos

Coping with the Holidays during COVID-19 slide show.