The MIT Retirees AssociationThe Retirees Association provided members with a chance to see "Porgy and Bess" at Tanglewood in 2011.

The MIT Retirees AssociationA day trip in the fall of 2012 to the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Cape Cod. Tours were given of the gardens and the automobile gallery pictured here.

The MIT Retirees AssociationTaken aboard the "Bay View Lady" during a tour of Portland's harbor, a wonderful day trip enjoyed by all.

Association of MIT Retirees
T: 617-253-7910
F: 617-253-8006

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E38-234
Cambridge, MA 02139

Events, trips, activities, and workshops

Trips and tours

Day trip to the Ogunquit Playhouse
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Coordinator: Ruth Tansey

Matinee performance of "Billy Elliot", luncheon at an Ogunquit restaurant, and a stop at the Nubble Lighthouse.

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

Peabody Essex Museum

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Bus pick-up at Lincoln Lab and MIT Campus
Coordinator: Elsa Tian

Guided tours of the California Design exhibit and museum highlights. Lunch at the museum catered by the Hawthorne Hotel.


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Featured speaker:
Stu Schmill, MIT Dean of Admissions

Wonderful luncheon and garden tours, celebrating the Association's 20th anniversary!

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

Seminars and workshops

Medicare, MIT Medical, MIT Benefits - Making it work for you!
Monday, June 9, 2014
MIT Student Center
Twenty Chimneys, 3rd Floor

Based on questions brought to the Association of MIT Retirees, experts from MIT Medical and the MIT Benefits Office joined us to provide an overview of services with a special eye to the common issues and concerns among our community of retirees. A question and answer panel followed the informative presentation.

Beth Downing, Information Systems

Kristen Panagopoulos, Sr. Benefits Analyst

Mandy Chan, Sr. Benefits Analyst, Health and Welfare

Maud Lawrence, Medicare Biller, MIT Medical

Event Page
Download the presentation and handout here.

Home Sale Preparation - It's Never Too Early
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
MIT Student Center
Mezzanine Lounge, 3rd Floor

Selling the family home is by no means a simple task. At this seminar, real estate professional Eileen Maxcy, went through the top five property improvements that will get you the highest return. Professional organizer Sally Chvany offered tips for preparing and staging your home for sale, showing why it is so important in today's competitive market. Together, they gave practical information and resources to help you de-clutter, make repairs, and stage your property. Review their tips and tricks by clicking on the link below.

Sally Chvany, Professional Organizer, ACME Organizing

Eileen Maxcy, Licensed Realtor in Massachusetts, Senior Sales and Marketing Agent, Coldwell Bankers

Event Page
Download the presentations and handouts here.

Memoir writing series (ongoing)
Everyone has a story to tell

Next class: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
292 Main Street, Bldg. E38-252 (access via 254)

Instructor: Nita Regnier
MIT Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies,
Association of MIT Retirees advisory committee member

Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-5507 or email

Fun and educational
activities held last year:

Fall luncheon
November 7, 2013
Featured speaker: Peter Houk, Director of the MIT Glass Lab in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.

Erik Demaine: Computer Scientist, Mathematician, and Artist
Lino Tagliapietra: Glass Magician (video)
The MIT Glass Band

Day trip to Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Longfellow's Wayside Inn, and the Museum of Russian Icons
October 22, 2013

Overnight excursion to the Berkshires
July 11 — July 12, 2013
Featuring "The Great Gatsby" opera at Tanglewood, tours of the Quabbin Reservoir and Chesterwood, and fine dining at the Salem Cross Inn and Apple Tree Inn.

Spring luncheon at MIT Endicott House
May 16, 2013
Featured speaker: Gary Tondorf-Dick, Restoration architect and manager of special projects for the MIT Department of Facilities.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology