The second BrooklineCAN Member Reception is coming up tonight; here is a quick run-down of some of their accomplishments in the last year.
The Brookline Community Aging Network (CAN) is a town-wide online resource for seniors, designed to help older residents remain in their homes and stay fully engaged in the life of the community.
On April 1 last year, the BrooklineCAN website went live, with the goal of bringing the "village" feel to the web. Around then, they also launched a newsletter and put up a display at the Coolidge Corner branch Library.
Their first annual reception brought 110 people to the town Senior Center, about this time last year. At the reception, John Seay, BrooklineCAN's webmaster was honored for his work in creating and managing the website.
See the video above, made at last year's Reception, for more on the program.
Membership fee is $25 per year, and benefits include discounts from town businesses, names of preferred contractors and service providers, regular bulletins, educational forums, and involvement in an intergenerational volunteer network.
At the beginning of December, the group also released a helpful Brookline Restroom Map, which tells you where you can find a public toilet, a restaurant that welcomes BrooklineCAN members, or how to find a restroom when there are none.