Recreation Therapy


The mission of the Recreation Therapy Division of the Brookline Recreation Department is to provide effective, Therapeutic-based programs for youth through adult populations who have disabling conditions and/or illnesses in an effort to promote positive growth, development, and independence. This is accomplished through the provision of recreation services in a safe, structured, and prosperous environment via the Brookline Recreation Department.

Forever Young

Forever Young is a social group for individuals 21 years-old and up and is a great way to make friends and enjoy the area with bi-weekly dinners. Forever Young meets at a different restaurant every other week from 5:30PM-7:00PM. Attendance is free; you just pay for your food.Transportation will not be provided, please arrange to meet at the scheduled restaurants. Contact Justine Carey, Recreation Specialist by phone or email to RSVP (only the first 8 individuals to RSVP will be able to attend the dinner). If you would like to be added to the list, email Justine Carey. 

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The MUSE Foundation

This is a non profit organization, based out of Brookline that helps 17+ aged youth of all abilities play together in rock bands. Although the organization welcomes teens and youth of all musical abilities, we are especially looking for a drummer and vocalist to join our two current bands! If you love music and want to join, email: Follow the link to the website to view more information, videos and upcoming shows! 

MRPA Metrowest Adaptive Recreation Collaborative

The Metrowest Adaptive Recreation Collaborative (MARC) was created to provide adaptive sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities, their family and friends. MARC currently hosts free clinics open to the public throughout the Metrowest area.

Boston College SOMA Chapter

Boston College offers SOMA Sports in the Fall and Spring. For details, contact

Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA)

The SOMA program has a local Brookline Recreation Chapter in the north section. A number of training programs for Brookline children and adults are available throughout the year. Each program is designed to assist athletes improve their physical fitness and athletic skills and ultimately prepare them for one or more local and statewide competitions per sport season.

Athletes must be at least 6 years old to train. Athletes must be at least 8 years old to train and compete in the local and statewide competitions. Training programs typically meet once per week for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
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Athlete & Volunteer Participation Forms

If you are interested in participating in any SOMA sport please print off and fill out the proper form below and mail it to:

Brookline Recreation
133 Eliot St.
Brookline, MA 02467

Call (617)730-2069 with any questions. If you are over 18 years old, don't fill out the reference section on the volunteer application form.


  • Season Date 2/18-6/03
  • Practice Sundays 9:00AM-10:30AM
  • Location Evelyn Kirrane Aquatics Center 

Track & Field

  • Season Date 3/25-6/03
  • Practice Sundays 2:00PM-3:30PM
  • Location Downes Track

Current Special Olympics Sports offered through Brookline Recreation Therapy


  • Flag Football
  • Cheerleading


  • Basketball


  • Aquatics 
  • Track & Field


  • Softball