Age Friendly Cities Committee


  • Nancy Heller, Co-Chair
  • Ruthann Dobek, Co-Chair
  • Saralynn Allaire
  • Lloyd Gellineau
  • Shirley Selhub
  • Roberta Winitzer
  • Matthew Weiss
  • Henry Winkelman

Accomplishments in 2016 and Plans for 2017 (PDF)

Brookline Age-Friendly City Program Biannual Report: 2014-2015 (PDF)


The charge of the Age Friendly Cities Committee is to coordinate Brookline's Age-Friendly City initiative. The committee's duties will include refinement of the town's action plan and coordination of implementation of the action plan. The committee will keep the Board of Selectmen informed about the progress of the initiative and make recommendations to the board on policy issues that arise. The committee will monitor the progress of the initiative in achieving its objectives.

The committee will advise the Board of Selectmen when the board is expected to communicate with the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. On routine matters, the committee will communicate on behalf of the town with the WHO Global Network. The committee will report to the network on the town's plans and accomplishments. The committee will assume responsibility for preparing applications for renewal of the town's participation in the network. The committee will forward renewal documents to the Board of Selectmen for the board's review and action.

The committee will work through subcommittees concerned with specific aspects of the initiative. At the outset, there will be subcommittees concerned with health and human services, transportation, housing, library, and social participation. The committee may form other subcommittees if they are needed. The committee will recruit members for the subcommittees.

The committee will seek cooperation of various town departments and boards and commissions with specific initiatives. The committee will inform town departments, boards and commissions, and the general public about the initiative's activities, and accomplishments. The committee will also encourage more effective communication among town departments on matters involving older residents. The committee will be available to assist town departments and boards and commissions in communicating with residents on matters involving older residents.

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