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
$560/person in a single occupancy room
$410/person in a double occupancy room

Join us for a lovely overnight trip to the beautiful Berkshires in August! Participants will board our private Yankee Bus Line to head for lunch at The Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn in Southbridge, MA. Lunch is followed by a concert at Tanglewood, where Andris Nelson conducts Haydn, Dean, and Strauss, featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Dinner at the Apple Tree Inn just across the way promises to be divine! After a good night's sleep and breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, it's off to Ventfort Hall, an elegant mansion built at the turn of the 19th century. Guests will enjoy a tour, followed by tea and sandwiches, and then we'll all have a bit of time to explore the hidden gems of Lenox, MA. If we've piqued your interest, take a look at the information flyer located here, and register by filling out and mailing the form below. If you haven't received a paper copy of the form and flyer in the mail, please be sure to let Anthony know so we can check that we have your correct address on file.

Download the registration form here!

An Exploration in Oceanography
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Coordinator: Ruth Tansey
$59/person with transportation
$35/person (without transportation)

Join us for 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. Bring your questions and your curiosity! Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and a beautiful ocean view at the nearby Landfall Restaurant, featuring your choice of boiled scrod, grilled salmon, steak tips, or a vegetarian option! After lunch, attendees can enjoy the seal exhibit and more at the Woods Hole Aquarium, or experience 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

Zumba Gold
April 10, 2015

ZUMBA GOLD is designed for active older adults and will introduce easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Class is 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 will get you fine-tuned for the links by performing a cool video analysis of your golf swing and form. You’ll have a chance to demo the equipment, talk to the golf pros, and get pointers on your 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, August 19, 2015
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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