tc2016This fall, TRIPPS is offering seniors in Brookline and Newton an exciting challenge: pick a destination, and travel there in a way that is new to you!

The only rule is that you must make your trip without driving yourself. You can take the T, ride a bus, call The RIDE, catch a lift with a friend, walk, bike, hail a taxi, use a ride-hailing app, hire a driver… If you need ideas or any help planning your trip, send us an email or give your friendly neighborhood TRIPPS Transit Advisor a call at 617-730-2644. We are waiting to hear from you and are eager to help you take the Challenge. ...continue reading "Take the “TRIPPS Challenge” this fall!"

Group of Seniors at a TablePlease join TRIPPS on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at the West Suburban YMCA for the "Making Connections: Ways to Engage as We Age in Newton" gathering.

Transportation is available to and from this event. Call the Senior Center for more information at (617) 796-1660. ...continue reading "Making Connections: Ways to Engage as We Age in Newton"

afc-newtonThis year’s "Living and Aging in Newton" series will kick off with a special event at which Mike Festa, Director of AARP Massachusetts, will present our city with a certificate that designates us as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. ...continue reading "Living and Aging in Newton Series, Fall 2016"

pedestriansOn August 2, 2016, On Point radio's Sascha Pfeiffer hosted an excellent 45-minute program entitled "Designing Communities For An Aging America."  ...continue reading "On Point Radio program on Age-Friendly Urban Design"

mass-idAre you worried that giving up your driver's license will leave you without legal identification?  Fear not!

Seniors who do not have a Massachusetts driver's license can get a Massachusetts ID card from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Massachusetts ID cards look similar to driver's licenses; however, they do not extend any driving privileges. This ID card is an official form of identity, signature, and age that is accepted anywhere that a driver's license is accepted as identification. You can use this ID to cash checks, collect mail at the post office, travel on airplanes, and everything else, the same as if you had a driver's license. ...continue reading "Massachusetts RMV identification cards"

coolThis week is a scorcher in New England, with 90+ degree temperatures and dry air. Area heat advisories warn people to keep cool and avoid pushing themselves too much. ...continue reading "Feeling the heat? Get some relief!"