Retirement Engagement Alternatives Program (R.E.A.P.)

The REAP program is designed for Brookline residents aged 60 and older who wish to remain engaged and active in the community while in retirement or partial retirement. Limited additional program opportunities may also be available for individuals aged 55-60. The goal of this program is to enhance the retirement experience by connecting participants with either part-time paid or volunteer work in the community or at the Brookline Senior Center (BSC). 

The BSC partners with several other local organizations to offer fulfilling and interesting opportunities. In addition, opportunities exist under the Tax Work-Off Program, and limited grant funded employment at the BSC for income qualified Brookline residents.

The REAP program provides the following free services: individual, confidential and free consultation around skills and interests, ongoing skills based workshops and training for employment seekers, an employer-employee matching service, consultation and matching for participants seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and ongoing opportunities to network and explore avenues and options for self-fulfillment in the retirement years. 

The REAP program provides the following free services: individual, confidential and free consultation around skills and interests, on-going skills based workshops and training for employment seekers, employer-employee matching service, consultation and matching for participants seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and on-going opportunities to network and explore avenues and options for self-fulfillment in the retirement years.

To enroll or for more information, call 617-730-2767 or email Sarah Aguirre at  saguirre@brooklinema.gov.

REAP Program Employment Information

Job Field Options

REAP clients have been placed in a variety of fields including:

  • Driving
  • Food service
  • Office work
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Telemarketing

Seeking New Opportunities

REAP continually seeks new job listings and new applicants. Employers are encouraged to hire Brookline’s competent older workers as a solution to their work force needs, from lunch-time coverage to full-time positions. Job applicants can benefit from our job bank and matching services, as well our informational and educational programs on how to conduct an effective job search in our increasingly high tech business and office environments.

Continuing Education

As an adjunct to our REAP program, we recommend that all employment seekers acquire computer literacy and skills.

Computer Education Program

The Brookline Senior Center is pleased to offer computer training to seniors including basic and advanced courses in conjunction with Brookline Adult Education. All courses are held in the computer lab at the Senior Center and taught by patient professionals who are happy to help job seekers gain or increase their computer skills and confidence.

Additional Information

The REAP program can be reached by calling the Employment Coordinator Sarah Aguirre at 617-730-2767 or by at saguirre@brooklinema.gov.

Retirement Engagement Alternatives Program (REAP)

The REAP program is designed for Brookline residents aged 60 and older who wish to remain engaged and active in the community while in retirement or partial retirement. Limited additional program opportunities may also be available for individuals aged 55-60. The goal of this program is to enhance the retirement experience by connecting participants with either part-time paid or volunteer work in the community or at the Brookline Senior Center (BSC). 

The BSC partners with several other local organizations to offer fulfilling and interesting opportunities. In addition, opportunities exist under the Tax Work-Off Program, and limited grant funded employment at the BSC for income qualified Brookline residents.

The REAP program provides the following free services: individual, confidential and free consultation around skills and interests, ongoing skills based workshops and training for employment seekers, an employer-employee matching service, consultation and matching for participants seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and ongoing opportunities to network and explore avenues and options for self-fulfillment in the retirement years. 

The REAP program provides the following free services: individual, confidential and free consultation around skills and interests, on-going skills based workshops and training for employment seekers, employer-employee matching service, consultation and matching for participants seeking meaningful volunteer opportunities and on-going opportunities to network and explore avenues and options for self-fulfillment in the retirement years. 

To enroll or for more information, call 617-730-2767 or email Sarah Aguirre at saguirre@brooklinema.gov.

REAP Program Employment Information

Job Field Options

REAP clients have been placed in a variety of fields including:
  • Driving
  • Food service
  • Office work
  • Sales
  • Teaching
  • Telemarketing

Seeking New Opportunities

REAP continually seeks new job listings and new applicants. Employers are encouraged to hire Brookline’s competent older workers as a solution to their work force needs, from lunch-time coverage to full-time positions. Job applicants can benefit from our job bank and matching services, as well our informational and educational programs on how to conduct an effective job search in our increasingly high tech business and office environments.

Continuing Education

As an adjunct to our REAP program, we recommend that all employment seekers acquire computer literacy and skills.

Computer Education Program

The Brookline Senior Center is pleased to offer computer training to seniors including basic and advanced courses in conjunction with Brookline Adult Education. All courses are held in the computer lab at the Senior Center and taught by patient professionals who are happy to help job seekers gain or increase their computer skills and confidence.

Additional Information

The REAP program can be reached by calling the Employment Coordinator Sarah Aguirre at 617-730-2767 or by at saguirre@brooklinema.gov.