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Food commodity: Due to COVID-19, the senior center conducts its modified Food Commodity program outside the senior center. Participants pick up their food at specified appointment times wearing masks and maintaining strict social distancing. Any low-income senior older than 60 wishing to participate in the program to receive 35 pounds of shelf stable food on the third Wednesday of each month should contact Patricia at 617-730-2743 or pburns@brooklinema.gov.

New no-contact activities with Brookline High School SHOP students: COVID-19 has put many Brookline Senior Center programs on hold in the way that they have been implemented for so many years. This includes the SHOP program. However, the students are still eager to help seniors with no contact activities. No contact is essential as seniors are in the very high risk category and young people who often do not exhibit symptoms may be positive and could inadvertently and unwillingly spread the virus. The Senior Center is excited to work with BHS on new no-contact activities as part of an interim SHOP program. These might include pen pals – handwritten or by email, Zoom vocal or instrument sharing, virtual/on-line game playing, crossword puzzles and other online games, phone calling, taking turns picking a short story to read and discuss, reading poetry together, going on virtual museum tours together, having seniors help students with school work, critique an essay or paper or be interviewed for a class, helping seniors with their technology, teaching a senior a skill they don’t know or letting them teach one. Brookline seniors over 60 who are interested should contact Patricia Burns at pburns@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2743.