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!"

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"

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"

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"

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?"

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"

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"

classThe Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging predicts that by the end of 2016, the Commonwealth will have more residents over the age of 60 than those who are 20 or younger. By 2025, one in four drivers nationwide will be 65 or older.

This spring, a two-part panel entitled “What’s your Plan for Driving Retirement?” will focus on this silver tsunami and help older drivers and their families talk about ways to reduce their reliance on automobiles. The events will take place at the Brookline Senior Center and are sponsored by a Brookline/Newton collaborative called TRIPPS: Transportation Resources, Information, Planning, and Partnership for Seniors. ...continue reading "TRIPPS to Host Two-part Panel Discussion on Driving Retirement"

MIT AgeLab vehicleThe bright folks at the MIT AgeLab invite you to participate in a new survey on your preferences and opinions regarding automated driving technology. The survey will take less than ten minutes and is an important part of a larger study focused on understanding the impact of emerging safety technologies on driver performance, attention, distraction, and safety. AgeLab would appreciate your assistance in helping their researchers explore these topics. ...continue reading "Share your thoughts on self-driving cars with the MIT AgeLab"