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News and Events Archive

Alzheimer’s Walk, 9/23

Sign up for our group’s participation in the Boston walk for Alzheimer’s Sunday, September 23.  Walk 1 1/2 or 3 1/2 miles.  Sign up with Patricia Burns: 617. 730. 2743

Senior Chorus Fridays

New members welcome, no audition.  Led by Joe Reid, Fridays at 10:30

Zumba Gold Thursdays

Emily Brenner, instructor leads Zumba Gold Thursdays from 1:30-2:30  June 21 – August 30.  No classes  August 9, August 16.  Session: $45.  Class: $7.  Free to Brookline Housing Authority residents. – – Sponsored by the Brookline Multiservice Senior Center Corp


– – Emily Brenner photo courtesy of Ohm Wellness Center


Computer Tuesdays

Dan Siagel does individual half hour sessions Tuesdays.  Regular sessions resume with Fran Pechenick for computer basics, email and internet. Dan works with Smartphones, tablets and laptops Apple Windows and Android. Appointments:  Olga Sliwa 617. 730. 2768

Bridge Fridays

Bridge guru Jan Davidson welcomes experienced players Fridays at 9 am.  Join us for revolving games.  617. 730. 2760

Dance Party Tuesdays

Meet instructor Lynn Modell Tuesdays 11-11:45.  $2

Join the Fitness Center

Find out about becoming a member.  Includes strength training and cardio equipment, small group classes, relaxed atmosphere.  Help from a personal trainer. Sharon Devine: 617. 730. 2769

Reiki Therapy Tuesdays

Akemi Minami, certified Reiki therapist, offers 25-minute appointments to Brookline residents over 60 and Senior Center volunteers.  Sessions: 9-12 noon Tuesdays.   $7/session  Five-treatment books:  $25    617. 730. 2777

Chess Thursdays and Fridays

Play Thursdays, 1-3 pm.  Bring a board or use ours.   Julie Washburn:  617. 730.2760

Beginners!  Three Brookline High School seniors, co-captains of their chess club, will be here Fridays from 3-5 for lessons and games.  Patricia Burns:  617. 730. 2743

Community Partner 2018


– – left to right: Patricia Burns, volunteer coordinator; director Ruthann Dobek and SHOP advisor Lisa Gaffey

Our community partner of the year is the Brookline High School SHOP program.  SHOP is a collaboration between us and the community service group at the school:  students helping seniors with shopping along with developing new friendships.  Student coordinators are  Nick Brown, Shahar Hartman and Roy Golan along with faculty advisor Lisa Gaffey.  In March, the SHOP program was featured on Boston 25 NEWS (link to the right). The luncheon was dedicated to the memory of Vivian H. Freeman, a volunteer coordinator for 18 years.  Vivian was a Wellesley College graduate with a master’s in education.

Celebrating his one-year anniversary as a volunteer: Daniel Price:    Thank you speech     (click to listen)    We feel he has enriched our lives as much as we have enriched his.

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  • Ruthann Jimmy MRC The Greater Boston Employer Advisory Board’s 21st Distinguished Employer Award was presented to Ruthann Dobek, director and Jimmy Tong, building custodian June 19. This award is given to employers in recognition for going above and beyond expectations in promoting diversity and hiring applicants with disabilities.


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    Age Friendly Businesses

    Be one:  http://www.brooklinecan.org/age_friendly_business.html



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    Boston 25 News: SHOP program:





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