Aging in Community

The Aging in Community Committee was formed in 2016 to gather the voices of BWC’s older members and determine if and how our community can sustain and nourish us as we age. We provide opportunities for learning, support and activism.

Our 2018 Program Calendar includes: 

All programs, except for the final social gathering in June, will take place on Sundays, 10:30 AM at the Runkle School 50 Druce St., Brookline. We hope you will join us! 

Feb. 11, 2018 - Film and Discussion.
Join us for a screening and discussion of the PBS documentary "Grow Old Along with Me: The Poetry of Aging". In the film, artists, actors, writers and others reveal how aging can be a creative process that allows us to access our full humanity.

March 11, 2018 -Small Group Discussions. 
 Back by popular demand, we will convene in small groups to continue to talk about and support one another on this journey. 

April 22, 2018 -  "Aging with Wisdom." 
A book talk and slide show with author Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle. Her first book was the award winning  "Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's."  In "Aging with Wisdom", she "explores the ways readers can nourish their inner lives and spirit even as their bodies age and facilities diminish."

May 6, 2018 - Small group discussions. 
Topic TBD. 

June 8 End of season social gathering 
Join us at the Boston Workmen's Circle Building at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline for a fun social gathering!


Previous Committee events have included:

Housing Options As We Age
Panel presentation with Emily Saltz, geriatric care manager along with Boston Workmen Cirlce members Miriam Habib and Sandy Sachs who will share their journeys in making housing choices as they grew older. There will be opportunity for small group conversation following the panel. We encourage all those who are interested to join us whether or not you participated in the first session.

"Identity, Meaning and Generativity -  How to keep on keeping on"
Who are we once we retire?   Where do we find meaning in our lives? How do we continue to feel like we’re making a difference: for ourselves, our community, our world. Join with other BWC members to share experiences; examine our feelings; consider options and enjoy one another’s company.