Ongoing Groups & Programs
Sports Fan Forum
Calling all sports fans! The Senior Center hosts a weekly sports discussion group on Wednesdays at 10:00am at the Senior Center. Whether you are a casual observer or an armchair expert, the Fan Forum is open to all who wish to share the joy, frustration, and excitement of Sports Fandom.
We will gather to discuss the news of the day, relive memorable moments in sports history, and share our predictions of what may come to pass. The group is facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW. Please register with Conor at email@example.com or 617-730-2751.
Join us at the Senior Center on Tuesdays, April 5 through May 10 from 9:00-10:00am for Qigong with Dale Butler. Qigong (“chee-gung”) is the practice of cultivating mental and physical balance through the coordination of breath, movement and awareness. Simpler than taiji (which combines aspects of qigong and Chinese kung fu), Qigong can be practiced throughout one’s entire life to promote overall health and well‐being. To register, please call 617-730-2770.
Short Story Social
A good short story can provide the basis for a great discussion! We will send you the story by email or hard copy to read at your leisure. Then we will meet up via Zoom every other Monday at 10:00am. Bring your own coffee and we will supply the forum for a fun and enlightening hour. For more information and to sign up for the story and discussion, please contact Jamie Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-730-2753.
We are only one month away from the raffle of our Kaleidoscope Stars quilt you have seen hanging in the coffee lounge. Would you like to see it on your own bed? This gorgeous queen size quilt is just waiting for a new home—and to raise lots of money for the Senior Center. $1 for one chance, or $5 for six chances to win! Tickets are available at the Gift Cart, or you can send a donation check made out to the Brookline Senior Center with “QUILT RAFFLE” noted on the memo line.
I hope that everyone is staying safe from the current surge. We expect to continue with hybrid meetings every Tuesday. We will be in-person if you are comfortable and masked, and via ZOOM if you prefer. Write to email@example.com to get Zoom access information.
We have been busy making baby quilts for nieces, nephews, grandbabies and great-grandbabies! All money received goes to support our Senior Center. We invite your orders!
Brookline Senior Center Online Mindfulness
The Brookline Senior Center offers weekly online mindfulness practice sessions. You are invited to join a video call from your computer or by phone any Friday from 10:00-10:30am to practice mindfulness with members of your community. No previous experience is needed. Sessions are facilitated by Conor McDermott Welch, LCSW.
Mindfulness helps with relaxation and bolsters attention and insight, all of which are needed now more than ever! To join by video go to: https://brooklinema.zoomgov.com/j/1617380928
Please contact Conor at 617-730-2751 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Brookline Acoustic Jam Wednesday Nights
Do you play an acoustic instrument and/or sing? Brookline Acoustic gets together at the Senior Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm for an informal jam. All skill levels and types of music are welcome. For more information see https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/muc/d/brookline-brookline-acoustic-wednesday/7423185162.html
Ping Pong Wednesdays & Fridays
Ping Pong is happening at the Senior Center on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm. Come drop in for a quick game!
Bingo is held in-person on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. Come have fun with this classic game!
Living our Values Wednesdays
Tom Faulhaber’s much beloved discussion group “Living Our Values” meets on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00am. Please note: While this group is normally held at the Senior Center, it will meet via Zoom until further notice. To obtain a copy of the discussion material and for information on how to connect, please email Tom at email@example.com
Dick’s ESL Classes
Dick Morse, ESL instructor, hosts his weekly classes for intermediate English learners on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00pm and advanced English learners on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm. He welcomes new students and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-734-5113.
French Conversation Tuesdays
Meets via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. New members, regardless of level of proficiency in speaking French, are invited to join. For questions and to connect, please email Monique Richardson at email@example.com
Bridge for Experienced Players
Jan Davidson, our Bridge Coordinator, welcomes experienced players in-person on Friday mornings at 9:00am sharp. Give the revolving bridge game a try.
Senior Center Chorus
The Senior Chorus always welcomes new members to add to its already enthusiastic roster of singers. There are no auditions. Just come on Fridays at 10:30 am and make a joyous sound with the group led by Joe Reid.
Current Events Fridays
Current Events meets at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm (and via Zoom with Senior Center changes). Come share your thoughts and hear those from others about what is going on in today’s world. If you want to be added to the group’s distribution list, please email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chess games will continue to be virtual for those who wish to stay at home, but there will also be open chess time at the Senior Center with our volunteer Alex on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm.
Hedwig Baillie, our Rummikub coordinator, invites you to drop in and enjoy a quiet game of Rummikub at the Senior Center on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.
On Wednesdays at 1:00pm at the Senior Center, join other interested Scrabble players for this fun game. Please bring a board and tiles if you have them.
The Brookline Senior Center collaborates with the Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and Steps to Success for an ongoing intergenerational storytelling experience. This project has seen students interviewing Brookline seniors on immigration, COVID, careers, and other topics of interest about seniors’ life experiences. The project continues to look for interested seniors who would like to share their stories.
If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Jamie Jensen at 617-730-2753 or at email@example.com for information on the next session. The prior stories can be viewed at the following link which can also be emailed to interested viewers by contacting Jamie: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_kXbXA0-Qd7Y2r28byeMX9RBCYdQ1uEG
Dance Party with Lynn Modell
Thursday afternoons from 1:00-1:30pm
Lynn plays music from 40s, 50s, and 60s as well as some from film musicals and we’ll dance together. You don’t need much space in your home to participate. Just make sure there aren’t any scatter rugs, uneven floor surfaces or objects on the floor that are trip hazards. For information on how to connect, please contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coolidge Corner Community Chorus Wednesdays
The chorus is open to all with no audition. Rehearsals are here Wednesdays from 7:15-9:15 pm. We sing mostly classical works from Renaissance to contemporary. Our group has 50+ members who are 9-90.
You must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask to participate. The Chorus will be selling singing masks for $20.
CALL 617. 905. 2268