The Massachusetts Senior Action Council (MSAC) held three informational meetings in Brookline recently at which community organizer Justin Rose and state board member Joan McCabe, both of whom are Brookline residents, held presentations at the Brookline Senior Center organized by Director Ruth Ann Dobek; at the Hebrew Senior Life residences at 100/112 Centre Street organized by Program Coordinator Laura Baber; and at 1550 Beacon Street organized by Program Director Gale Doane.
The Massachusetts Senior Action Council is a democratic, senior-run organization, and is committed to empowering seniors and others to act collectively to promote the rights and well-being of all people, particularly vulnerable seniors.
MSAC was started in 1980 and has had a history of successful advocacy work at the local, state and federal levels over the past 34 years.
The presenters said that MSAC is widely considered to be one of the most effective statewide senior advocacy organizations in the U.S. It currently is working on major issue campaigns in the areas of health care, housing, transit and strengthening of the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as substantial ongoing work on a variety of other issues.
It has six active local chapters in Boston, Cambridge, North Shore, Metro North, Bristol County and Springfield. The main office of MSAC is at 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, 617-284-1234.
Brookline residents interested in more information on MSAC may contact the main office or community organizer Justin Rose, 617-756-8518, or state board member Joan McCabe, 617-738-0829.