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

The MIT Retirees AssociationChannel 7 reporter and author Hank Phillippi Ryan joined the Retirees Association for our 2017 Spring Luncheon.

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

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E19-711
Cambridge, MA 02139

Events, trips, activities, and workshops


Mt. Washington Hotel and Resort Excursion
Tuesday, December 3 to Thursday, December 5, 2019
$550/person in a Double Room ($500 without transportation)
$700/person in a Single Room ($650 without transportation)
Please register by Nov. 8th

With its grand history, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is gracious in ambiance and generous in amenities. A national landmark and favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets, and celebrities, the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining, and luxurious décor. Amenities include a signature spa, gorgeous grounds and scenery, New Hampshire's largest ski area, and holiday cheer. Join us!

On the excursion, you can expect to enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations and amenities including a swimming pool, spa, gorgeous grounds, a shuttle bus to a Christmas tree farm, and discounts at the hotel's shops. The hotel features a Piano Bar with holiday sing-a-longs, and a guided tour led by a local historian. Optional activities include winter sports, a ski resort, a horse drawn carriage, and shopping trips to North Conway outlets (additional fees apply).

All guests are welcome to enjoy two exceptional breakfasts, afternoon tea and entertainment in the Conservatory on Tuesday and Wednesday, and two exquisite four course dinners in the Grand Dining Room, featuring dancing and music performed by the Mount Washington Hotel Orchestra. Our return journey to Lincoln Lab and Cambridge will include a lunch stop.

If you would like to join us, download the flyer and send in your selections and check by November 8th. As always, you may contact our office by phone at 617-253-7910 or by email at with any inquiries.

Connecticut River Valley Excursion
Friday, September 13, 2019
Featuring Luncheon at the 1776 Griswold Inn
Sightseeing tours via Essex Steam Train and Riverboat


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Friday, May 10, 2019
80 Haven St.
Dedham, MA 02026

Featured speaker: Institute Professor Phillip Sharp
MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
1993 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine

"Forty-Five Years of Biology and Biotechnology at MIT, highlighting advances in gene focused research and the development of biotechnology"

Seminars and workshops

Lunch and Author's Talk with MIT Retiree Richard Bolt
Monday, October 21, 2019
MIT Student Center

Richard described his MIT mystery, Sailor Take Warning, recounting how he wrote and published this exciting novel, offering advice and encouragement about writing fiction, and sharing the considerable rewards of writing in retirement. Richard has been featured at local bookstores and libraries and in local media. Read here for a preview of Sailor Take Warning: spoiler alerts!

Featured Speaker:
Richard Bolt
Holding a PhD in experimental psychology from Brandeis University, Richard was a founding member of MIT's Media Laboratory, where as a Senior Research Scientist, he led the Lab's Advanced Human Interface Group in groundbreaking research in multi-modal human/computer interaction.

Lunch and an Informational Talk about Hearing Loss 101
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
MIT Student Center

Are you or a family member struggling with hearing loss? Jonathan O'Dell spoke to the Retirees Association on everything from hearing aids to cochlear implants, current research on hearing, and applicable laws for communication. Contact Traci or Anthony at or 617-253-7910 for a copy of his presentation, and a list of available resources.

Featured Speaker:
Jonathan O'Dell ALB
Assistive Technology and Training Specialist
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Nita Regnier Memoir Writing Group (ongoing)
Everyone has a story to tell

Next class: Wednesday, January 15th, 2019
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
400 Main Street, Bldg. E19-307K

Class led by Instructor Daphne Strassmann

Take a look at pictures from our 100th class celebration!

Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-7910 or email

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