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

Keep an eye on this website, and our mailings, as we plan our seminars and outings for this year!

Trips and tours

Overnight Excursion to the Berkshires
Sunday, August 2, 2015 to Monday, August 3
Coordinator: Ruth Tansey

We had a lovely overnight trip to the beautiful Berkshires this past August! With lunch at The Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn in Southbridge, MA and a concert at Tanglewood, we had a fantastic time. Dinner at the Apple Tree Inn just across the way was simply divine. After a good night's sleep and breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, we traveled to Ventfort Hall and enjoyed tea and sandwiches.

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

An Exploration in Oceanography
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Coordinator: Ruth Tansey

A fantastic guided tour of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), and a presentation in the Redfield Auditorium by Ocean Science Exhibit Center Manager, Kathy Patterson, and MIT EAPS graduate student, Hannah Barkley. Attendees brought their questions and their curiosity! The presentation was followed by a delicious lunch and a beautiful ocean view at the nearby Landfall Restaurant. After lunch, attendees wandered the seal exhibit and more at the Woods Hole Aquarium, as well as the other attractions that the scenic town of Woods Hole has to offer!

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Featured speaker: Jane K. Cleland, Award Winning Author

This year's Spring Luncheon at Endicott House featured Jane Cleland's riveting presentation "Finding Stolen Art: The Truth Behind the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist". Ms. Cleland's presentation was quite timely, as new developments in this 25-year unsolved mystery keep the art world in suspense even now!

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

Seminars and workshops

Living to 100 Years
December 10, 2015

We had a fantastically engaging presentation by Dr. Perls, who continues to direct the longest running and largest study of centenarians and their siblings and offspring in the world. He is Principal Investigator of the Boston center of the Long Life Family Study of about 550 families that demonstrate a rare propensity for surviving to extreme old age. He discussed his work and his vocal criticism of the anti-aging industry.

Dr. Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, FACP; Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Geriatrics; senior physician in Getiatrics at Boston Medical Center.

Zumba Gold
April 10, 2015

ZUMBA GOLD is designed for active older adults and introduced easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Class was set to Latin and world rhythms and focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.

Instructor: Nancy Kelly, who has been an MIT employee since 1998 in a variety of roles She has always led an active lifestyle, whether it is teaching Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, or hiking around New England.

Golf Clinic
April 10, 2015

GOLF CLINIC: DAPER trainers helped fine-tune our skills for the links by performing a cool video analysis of golf swing and form. Participants had a chance to demo the equipment, talk to the golf pros, and get pointers on swings.

Check out these Z-Center golf photos and bios of the golf pros:

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

Next class: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
292 Main Street, Bldg. E38-259 (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 617-253-57914 or email

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