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Senior Center Events

An extensive list of Senior Center events is at the Brookline Senior Center web site.

COVID-19 Announcements from Senior Center Director Ruthann Dobek

COVID-19 Mask Update, November 2022

At the Senior Center, we continue to follow public health regulations and we remain on alert for COVID-19 variants or an increase in cases around the Commonwealth. Our current protocols are subject to change in the future, but we continue to encourage older residents to get vaccinated and we encourage the use of masks in our mask friendly environment.

Need A Ride To The Senior Center?

If you need a ride to the Senior Center, please call the Senior Center Van Reservation Line at 617-730-2750 at least one business day in advance. Please include the following information for all rides: name, phone number, pickup/drop off address, requested date/time for pick up. Donations are welcome to help offset the cost of gas. We appreciate your support!

Please note: The Senior Center uses a variety of transportation systems to get residents to and from the Senior Center.

March Library Events

Women in World Jazz Concert: A Tribute to Women Composers - Saturday, March 2 at 2 PM at Brookline Village
The Real Score: Unraveling Myths About Trans People in Sports with Erin Reed - Tuesday, March 5 at 7 PM, virtual
Visible Mending Workshop - Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 PM at Brookline Village
Citizenship Class - Saturdays, beginning March 9 at 10:30 AM at Coolidge Corner
Eclipse Exploration for Everyone - Saturday, March 9 at 2 PM at Brookline Village
Concert: Jazz with the Alex Minasian Trio - Tuesday, March 12 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Invasives Workshop with Grow Native Massachusetts - Wednesday, March 13 at 7 PM, virtual
Pi Day Event - Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 PM at Brookline Village
K-Pop Photocard Trading Event - Saturday, March 16 at 1:30 PM at Coolidge Corner
DIY Synthesizer Workshop: Build the Famous Atari Punk Console - Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM at Brookline Village
Let's Go to the Moon! With Benadette Manning - Monday, March 25 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Author Talk with Sarah Silberstein Swartz - Tuesday, March 26 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Speak Out Strong: Emancipated Voices - Wednesday, March 27 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
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April Library Events

Gentle Chair Yoga with Keith Beasley at Brookline Senior Center - Monday, April 1 at 1 PM at the Brookline Senior Center
Letizia Palmieri Piano Concert - Monday, April 1 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
ideaSPACE: Introduction to 3D Printing Through Cura - Tuesdays, April 2, 16, and 30 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Supporting Neurodiverse Teens and Young Adults - Tuesday, April 2 at 7 PM at Coolidge Corner
Invasive Plants Workshop at Hall's Pond - Sunday, April 7 at 10 AM at Hall's Pond
Anything Goes: History of the Jazz Age - Tuesday April 9 at 7pm at Coolidge Corner
Launch Your Own Website with WordPress - Wednesday, April 10 at 7 PM, virtual
All About Alpacas with Harvard Alpaca Ranch - Saturday, April 13 at 10 AM at Putterham
ideaSPACE: Introduction to 3D Printing Through CuraWalls, Top/Bottom Layers, Infill, and Material Settings - Tuesday April 16 at 7pm at Brookline Village
Poetry Writers Meetup - Tuesday, April 16 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
Bubble Tea Patches with Pop Up Art School - Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM at Putterham
Crankie Storytelling with the Magid Ensemble - Saturday, April 20 at 3 PM at Brookline Village
Learn Origami - Saturday April 20 at 2pm at Putterham
Local Wildlife with Mass Audubon - Monday, April 22 at 7 PM at Putterham
Library Concert: Gladius, Virtuoso Flamenco Guitarist - Wednesday, April 24 at 7 PM at Putterham
Persian Dance Performance and Workshop - Saturday, April 27 at 2 PM at Brookline Village
Sensory Friendly Jackbox Party Night - Monday, April 29 at 7 PM at Brookline Village
ideaSPACE: Introduction to 3D Printing Through Cura: Speed, Travel, and Cooling - Tuesday April 30 at 7pm at Brookline Village
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Virtual Event

Job Seekers Network

January - June, 2024,
1st & 3rd Wednesday,
9:30 - 11:30 am

Zoom

Art Therapy Workshop - Spring is here!

Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 am

Brookline Senior Center

Join us to view paintings inspired by the season of more sunshine, colorful flowers, and outdoor adventures. A couple of examples include Vincent Van Gogh's Irises and Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny. Expressive Arts Therapist Carolyn Melbye will give a brief presentation before inviting you to paint your own piece inspired by spring growth in acrylics.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Tuesday, April 16 from 12:00-5:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Do other people know what your wishes are? In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Brookline Council on Aging will be hosting an information and resource table on advance directives at the Senior Center on Tuesday, April 16 from 12:00-5:00 pm. The event is part of a larger national effort to promote talking with family, friends and health care providers about your healthcare wishes, as well as executing written advance directives, such as health care proxy forms, in accordance with Massachusetts state laws.

This event is open to the public and all ages are encouraged to attend.

Upcycled Key Pendants

Tuesday, April 16 from 1:00-3:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join volunteer Kelley Pope for this fun workshop. Upcycle your old and broken jewelry into new treasures! Search your drawers for broken/unused jewelry, along with a spare key (at least 2 inches long from a car or house) that you don't use anymore. Learn how to turn these into new and special pieces of wearable art!

Space is limited (though class will be offered again at another time), so please register at 617-730-2770.

Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable

Wednesday, April 17 at 1pm

Brookline Senior Center

Harvey Leonard, Chief Meteorologist Emeritus of WCVB-TV/DT will discuss the difference between climate and weather and why climate change is real and is serious, and how we can mitigate or solve some of its problems. There will be a Q & A about the topic, meteorology, or Harvey's longtime career and humorous stories. Please register at 617-730-2770.

Candidates Forum

Wednesday, April 17, 4-6 pm

Brookline Senior Center.

At this forum, you will hear from candidates for Select Board and School Committee. Short presentations will also be made about the roles of the Town Moderator and the Town Clerk.

This is an opportunity to learn about their views on issues that are especially important to older Brookline residents.

Michael Allen will moderate the event and will ask each candidate several questions that focus on older residents' concerns. If you have a question to suggest, you are invited to send it before the event to Michael: 617-730-2754, or

The forum will be recorded and streamed on BIG. It will also be available on the BrooklineCAN and League of Women Voters websites.

The Brookline Town Election will take place on Tuesday, May 7.

Vital Documents Scanning Session

Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m

Brookline Senior Center

The Brookline Office of Emergency Management and the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services are offering another vital document scanning session, to ensure senior residents have secure access to their personal information in the event of an emergency.

After the success of the two-part vital documents program held at the Brookline Senior Center last month, enough interest was received to hold an additional scanning session to accommodate more residents who wished to participate.

Those who are interested should call 617-730-2770 to reserve a spot.

The Emergency Preparedness Buddies Program (EP Buddies) assists Brookline seniors and adults with disabilities who live alone to prepare for and respond to emergencies. More information is available here .

This project is supported with federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

Piatigorsky Foundation Concert

Thursday, April 18 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join us for another wonderful Piatigorsky Foundation Concert with featured artist Richard Dowling. Hailed by The New York Times as "an especially impressive fine pianist," Richard Dowling appears regularly in solo recitals, music festivals, and as guest soloist in concerto engagements with symphony orchestras. Career highlights include performances in New York at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The National Federation of Music Clubs honored him with a special award recognizing his outstanding performances of American music. Works of Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Gottschalk, Joplin, Ravel, ragtime, and early jazz figure prominently in his extensive repertoire. He is the first pianist in the world to perform the complete cycle of Scott Joplin's 53 rags, marches, waltzes, and cakewalks in public -- nearly four hours of music, all from memory. His 3-CD set, The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2018. Richard Dowling has received praiseful reviews and is a versatile recording artist with over a dozen CDs of classical, chamber, ragtime, jazz, and popular music. He has been a Piatigorsky Artist since 1994 and has performed over 1,200 recitals across America under its auspices. Mr. Dowling resides in New York and is an official Steinway Artist.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Life Writing Class Public Reading

Thursday, April 18 from 3:45-4:45 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Come celebrate the writing that Senior Center participants and BU students have done together as part of the Life Writing course. Family and friends welcome. Snacks will be served.

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Leo Diamant Concert

Friday, April 19 at 1:00 pm

Brookline Senior Center

Join us as we welcome back Leo Diamant, pianist, singer, and music teacher from St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to the area 3 years ago to get his masters in music education from Boston University. Leo is passionate about using music education as a way to build community and advocate for positive change. Before coming to Boston for his studies, Leo had the privilege of performing piano and singing for seniors in St. Louis during his undergraduate years. Aside from music, Leo coaches a youth rock climbing team and spends his free time studying Spanish and exploring the city!

Please register at 617-730-2770.

Pet Preparedness

Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m.

Brookline Senior Center

Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services and the Brookline Office of Emergency Management are collaborating to host a Pet Preparedness event to educate residents and community members about how to prepare themselves and their pets for emergencies.

Often people believe that during an emergency they cannot or do not have time to bring their pets with them. However, there may not be a safe time in an emergency to return home to rescue pets or retrieve needed supplies.

This event offers insight into how to plan ahead and come up with an emergency plan to keep residents and their pets safe.

This event is free to Brookline residents. To RSVP for the Pet Preparedness event call 617-730-2770.

In-person
or Zoom

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

Saturday, May 11th 10:00 - 11:30 am

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis - 1581 Beacon Street

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is hosting a free community event. Coinciding with May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the event is entitled, "Don't Get Eaten Alive! The Sandwich Generation: Multigenerational Caregiving." Those in this generation are squeezed on both sides, or at times on three sides: not only addressing the complex needs of aging parents, but also of adult children and maybe grandchildren. The stressors can be overwhelming, affecting family dynamics, emotionally and financially. This event will include dialogue about these powerful experiences and shared strategies for self-care. Full details can be found on Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis website.

Brookline.News presents Stories: Live at the Coolidge!

Thursday, May 16th, 7:30-9 pm

Coolidge Corner Theater

Come help Brookline.News celebrate its first anniversary. WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti will host this memorable evening with Brookline storytellers live at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets ($25) will go on sale on the Brookline.News website the week of April 8th.

Brookline's 2nd Annual AAPI Heritage Celebration

Saturday May 18th from 11-3PM

Brookline Village Library

Town Hall, 333 Washington Street

The Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN), Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Relations, and the Brookline Public Libraries invites you to join us for student performances, a special Featured Author presentation, delicious food, arts & crafts and more! So mark the date in your calendar and visit here for details as we get closer!


Virtual
Event

Indigenous Authors Book Club

Sunday, May 19th from 4-5:30 pm

Zoom

The Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee would like to invite you to participate in their SIXTH Indigenous Authors Book Club! Join us on Sunday, May 19th from 4-5:30 pm for a virtual Book Club conversation. This month we will be reading and discussing *the recently banned* Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley. This is a YA read and we would love to encourage Brookline teens to join us!

To RSVP to the Book Club or to request or get information on reasonable accommodations or language access, please contact Caitlin Starr at or at 617-730-2345. For more information visit: https://www.brooklinema.gov/1555/Indigenous-People-Celebration-Committee

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