Brookline Community Aging Network to Host Senior Housing Forum in April
BCAN will host a forum on senior housing development options for Brookline. The event is scheduled for April 7.
The Brookline Community Aging Network (BCAN) is hosting a forum on senior housing development options in Brookline on Sunday, April 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Whitney Hall of the Holiday Inn at 1200 Beacon Street.
In a press release, Caro said that aging baby boomers are the most rapidly growing segment of Brookline’s population. The number of Brookline residents between 55 and 65 years of age grew by 40 percent between 2000 and 2010.
“A major emphasis in our Age-Friendly Cities agenda will be on keeping residents better informed about what the Town offers for seniors,” BCAN co-founder Frank Caro said.
This forum will address the question of whether or not elderly residents of Brookline or from near by towns will be able to remain in town or if they will have to seek housing and services elsewhere.
On Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to support the efforts of BCAN and this forum in order to see that residents of Brookline are taken care of and that elderly people from the surrounding areas have access to Brookline’s convenience and public services.
According to Caro, the Board of Selectmen, Housing Advisory Board, Economic Development Advisory Board, Council on Aging, Health Department and BCAN will convene a panel of experts who are familiar with Brookline to discuss a variety of models of senior housing.
Brookline Patch will have more on this forum as we get closer the April 7.