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drJune2016On June 16th, 2016, five panelists gathered at the Brookline Senior Center to share with the public their expertise and experienced getting around without driving. The panelists all use a combination of various options, including walking, cycling, taking the T, riding the bus, using The RIDE, and using ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and Fasten.

Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on YouTube!

...continue reading "What are some non-driving transportation options for seniors?"

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panelOn Tuesday, May 17th, 2016, six panelists came together at the Brookline Senior Center to talk about driving retirement, the importance of early planning, and strategies for helping seniors navigate the transition.

Update: Complete video of this panel discussion is now available on our YouTube channel! ...continue reading "Panel of experts offers perspectives, advice on planning for driving retirement"

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Snowy road"Driving retirement” is similar to retirement from work or any other life transition. Change is always hard, and each change brings with it its own set of not only challenges, but also rewards. ...continue reading "What is “Driving Retirement”?"

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AAA Key Timing LogoAre you concerned about the safety of a loved one's driving? Perhaps you are you having a hard time starting or having a serious conversation with your loved one about your concerns?

AAA Northeast now offers a free online tool that might help you. ...continue reading "Having “The Conversation” about driving safety: a free online resource"

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charliecardIf you're a Massachusetts resident aged 65 or older, you're eligible for a reduced fare MBTA Charlie Card. ...continue reading "How to Get an MBTA Reduced Fare Senior Charlie Card"

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About a year ago, AAA came out with a study on the total cost of owning and operating a car. They found that the average driver in America would spend $8,698 over the course of a year, or $725 per month. ...continue reading "“Why Not To Drive,” Reason #1: Money"

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trafficSmOver the coming months, we'll be examining some of the most important reasons you might want to cut back on driving or even choose to avoid driving entirely. ...continue reading "Why Not to Drive: Our Top 10 Reasons"

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logoBigThe TRIPPS program provides education and support to Brookline and Newton (Massachusetts) residents aged 60+ looking for alternatives to driving, due to age, ability, or individual choice. ...continue reading "Introducing the TRIPPS Program"

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