BrooklineCAN (Brookline Community Aging Network) recently launched the Professional Service Providers’ Group. BrooklineCAN is a town-wide initiative designed to advocate for older residents and to help them remain living in their homes as they age and to stay fully engaged in the life of the community.

The Professional Service Providers’ Group, formed in the spring of 2012, offers a networking opportunity to professionals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals who meet two criteria. Members must be based in Brookline and must focus on serving the needs of older adults.

The group meets regularly — often over breakfast — to discuss multi-disciplinary strategies for addressing the complex needs of older people; share timely information about new developments; form trusted relationships; and identify opportunities to collaborate.

Karen Zweig, Chair of BrooklineCAN Professional Service Providers’ Group and founder of The Move Maven, adds, “Members have the opportunity to present information about their organization at the Group’s meetings and will be listed on the BrooklineCAN website at“.

Current members of the Professional Service Providers’ Group include: geriatric care managers, elder law attorneys, real estate specialists with the SRES designation, senior housing providers, skilled nursing facilities, home health providers, geriatric health care providers, and mental health professionals who specialize in elder care.

Annual dues for membership in the BrooklineCAN Professional Service Providers’ Group is $100, with a $50 fee for additional members from a single business or organization. Dues include membership in BrooklineCAN. Anyone is welcome to attend one meeting at no cost.

For more information, or to find out the date, time and location of our next gathering, contact Karen Zweig, who may be reached by email at or phone 617-455-1964.