Support Services


Brookline provides a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of residents. The support services available to older Brookline residents are so extensive and so far-reaching that they fill a book, quite literally. The formal title of the book is The Elder Resource Guide, but it is widely referred to as the "purple book," because of its purple cover. In this guide -- from A for Adult Health Care, to W for websites – you will find help navigating through the sometimes bewildering array of programs – local, state and federal – that are of value to older people.

The sixth edition, published in September, 2012, includes updates to all sections and new material on advocacy, errands, geriatric care advisors, information and referral, multicultural programs, partners in care spotlight: LGBT Aging Project, and residential care homes/retirement homes.

Aid helping womon reach higher shelf The Elder Resource Guide, published by the Brookline Council on Aging, can be obtained by writing to the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline 02446, calling 617-730-2777, or click here to download the Guide in PDF format.

The top of this page contains links, drawn from that Guide, to websites that can provide more information on Brookline's network of support services.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of services on this website does not represent a recommendation from the Brookline Council on Aging, the Brookline Senior Center, or the Brookline Community Aging Network.