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 Spring Luncheon on May 15th.

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
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MIT Room E19-711
Cambridge, MA 02139

Events, trips, activities, and workshops


An Excursion to Hyannis for President John F. Kennedy's Centennial
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

An exceptional trip to Hyannis! Together, we had lunch at the Black Cat Tavern, a casual waterfront restaurant right on the docks of Hyannis Harbor. From there, we embarked on the Hyannis Harbor Cruise and heard about the history of Hyannis, local landmarks, and the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport! We finished by stopping by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, a multimedia exhibit designed to give a glimpse of the days JFK spent on the Cape, relaxing with family, as U.S. President, and sailing on the ocean to which he was constantly drawn.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Featuring Lunch at the Portsmouth Gas Light
and Irving Berlin's dazzling White Christmas at The Music Hall
Portsmouth, NH
$95/person with transportation
$75/person without transportation

Enjoy a casual lunch with friends and colleagues at the Portsmouth Gas Light. Your entree selections are: marinated steak tips; broiled haddock; or a vegetarian selection, accompanied by a mixed salad, roasted baby potatoes, and steamed green beans with almonds. Nosh on a sample of tasty sweets for dessert. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea are included.

Then, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" returns to The Music Hall in Portsmouth! Packed full of dazzling dance numbers, iconic songs such as "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Blue Skies," and the beloved title song, as well as actors straight from Broadway, you will revel in this holiday card come to life.

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Seminars and workshops

Volunteers: Helping Improve Multigenerational and Multicultural Inclusivity
Monday, June 12, 2017
MIT Student Center (Bldg. W20), Third Floor

Two facilitators, of different generational and cultural backgrounds led our workshop at the Student Center, and we learned from each other to broaden our understanding of our communities. This workshop helped attendees in examining their own generations and cultural experiences. Presenters expanded our focus and examined today's demographics amongst adult generations and primary multicultural groups, considering how best to build rapport with those who have different life experiences. This workshop is a collaborative effort between AARP's Multicultural Leadership and NRTA: AARP's educator community and was the recipient of AARP's Gold Promising Practice Award in 2016.


Spring Luncheon at Endicott House
80 Haven St.
Dedham, MA 02026
Monday, May 15, 2017

Featured speaker: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Acclaimed investigative reporter on Boston's Channel 7 News, and award-winning author

"An Inside Look at Mysteries, Television, and the Mysteries of Television"
How does an Emmy winning reporter become a best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries? And how does a just-the-facts journalist adds mystery fiction to her resume? How does she juggle being a reporter, an author, a wife and a grandmother?

Hank gave a captivating talk about mixing the worlds of fact and fiction -- her career that goes from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to the US Senate to undercover investigations at Boston's Channel 7 -- the obstacles and the rewards, the challenges as a newbie reporter in 1971, as well as the challenges of an experienced senior reporter, mentoring, and taking risks. The craziness, the fun, the stress - and how she ended up where she is at age 67.

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

Next class: Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
400 Main Street, Bldg. E19-709

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

Let us know if you are interested in the memoir writing series.
Please call 617-253-7914 or email

Event photos

100th Memoir Class Celebration

2016 Mt. Washington Trip

2016 Newport Trip

2016 Endicott Lunch

A special thanks to Elsa Tian for the wonderful photographs

Click here to see last year's events!

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