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"

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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"

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As of September 1st, 2016, a few changes will take place at the MBTA Charlie Card Store at the Downtown Crossing T station.

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charliecardTRIPPS is helping to offer two reduced-fare Charlie Card events at local senior centers in November 2016. ...continue reading "Senior Charlie Card events at the Senior Center"

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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!"

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bostonmpoPlease note: The text for this article is taken from a press release issued on 12 July 2016 by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released an amendment to its Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Charting Progress to 2040, for a 30-day public-review period, and will be accepting comments from members of the public through August 10, 2016. ...continue reading "Amendment to Long-Range Transportation Plan Available for Public Review"

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massmobilityJoin MassMobility at their next forum on volunteer driver programs on July 19!

The agenda will include a discussion about using software to schedule rides, as well as discussions about liability and insurance options. ...continue reading "MassMobility to host Volunteer Driver Program Forum"

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SHINEThe Massachusetts Association of Councils On Aging (MCOA) is urgently asking for your help in protecting SHINE, this critical, volunteer-driven program for seniors. The bill, which cuts off funding for the SHINE program, has already passed the Senate and is now making its way to the House. ...continue reading "MCOA wants your help in protecting the SHINE program"

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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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government centerJoin us on Thursday at 6pm at the Brookline Senior Center (93 Winchester St.) for the second in our two-part series on driving retirement! We'll talk this month about the many non-driving transportation options available to Boston area seniors. ...continue reading "Come learn about transportation options for seniors in Greater Boston"

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