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

Seminars and workshops

Opportunities for retirees to teach and serve as well as to learn and grow
November 12, 2014
MIT Student Center

We had a dynamic group of panelists who showcased myriad ways for retirees to share their skills, learn, make a difference in people's lives, and personal enrichment.

Avi Bernstein, Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis

Nancy Bloom, MSW for SOAR 55

Marlyse Lupis and Nancy Kelly, co-founders of the English as a Second Language for MIT Service Employees Program

Joanne Straggas, MIT Quarter Century Club member and William R. Dickson Fund grant recipient

Event Page
Download the presentation and handouts here.

Medicare, MIT Medical, MIT Benefits - Making it work for you!
Monday, June 9, 2014
MIT Student Center

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
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Home Sale Preparation - It's Never Too Early
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
MIT Student Center

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
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Trips and tours

Holiday Cheer in Cape Ann
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Coordinators: Ruth Tansey and Elsa Tian
$79/person with transportation
$69/person (without transportation)

Please join us for a scrumptious 3-course luncheon at Cape Ann's historic grand hotel, Emerson Inn by the Sea, followed by a fantastic performance of "The Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show" at the Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center. The Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire without horizon and promises to perform the show-stopping, danceable music it's known for. It promises to be a wonderful trip infused with holiday spirit. This is a trip that is not to be missed!

Download the registration form here!

"Billy Elliot" at the Ogunquit Playhouse
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Coordinator: Ruth Tansey

Sensational performance of "Billy Elliot", luncheon at Jonathan's, and a stop at the Nubble Lighthouse.

Click here for pictures, from Elsa Tian!

Peabody Essex Museum

Thursday, April 24, 2014
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!

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

Next class: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology