Association of MIT Retirees
T: 617-253-7914
F: 617-253-8006
retirees.assoc@mit.edu

Mailing address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
MIT Room E38-234
Cambridge, MA 02139

Volunteerism

MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX)
The MIT Student Furniture Exchange (FX) seeks volunteer assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10am to 4pm and on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 1pm. The FX is a service project of the MIT Women's League that sells used furniture and household goods at bargain prices to members of the MIT, Harvard, Suffolk, and Boston University communities. All FX profits benefit the Women's League Scholarship Fund for MIT undergraduate women. Volunteers are needed to help as sales consultants, assist with inventory pricing, arrange and display merchandise, and keep things tidy. The FX is located in building WW15 (350 Brookline Street), near the BU Bridge. Free parking is provided. If interested, please contact Julie Parker (617-253-4293 or jgparker@mit.edu).

The MIT AgeLab
If you are interested in helping advance research and improve the quality of life for older adults, please call 617-324-9054 or email agelab-volunteer@mit.edu for information on how you can participate. Register for the volunteer contact list by signing up online at http://mit.edu/agelab/volunteer.shtml

agelab

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55)
If you are interested in connecting to community, feeling a sense of purpose and accomplishment, meeting new people, and using your skills and experiences in a new way, consider volunteering through SOAR 55!
Soar 55 is a program of Newton Comunity Service Center, and part of a national network of volunteer programs that mobilizes adults age 55 and over to contribute their skills and experience to help strengthen and expand the capacity of local nonprofit organizations. You can find opportunities to support individuals breaking free of low-income status as a Career Coach, help a local nonprofit manage its finances as a Treasurer, join a conservation commission protecting local wetlands, and so much more! SOAR 55 helps connect individuals with the volunteer opportunites that suit them best. For more information, contact Jan Latorre-Stiller at 617-969-5906 (ext. 120) or visit www.ncscweb.org/programs/soar55

The Research Lab of Electronics at MIT
Volunteers between the ages of 18-70 years are sought for hearing experiments at the Research Lab or Electronics. The goal of this research is to develop improved speech reception for users of hearing aids. We are recruiting volunteers with normal hearing as well as those with hearing loss. All volunteers must be native English speakers. The project is headed by Dr. Louis D. Braida, MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Please see the attached fliers with details and contact information.
Flyer 1 - Flyer 2

ReServe Greater Boston
Reserve is a nonprofit that matches talented professionals age 55+ with part-time jobs at schools, government offices, and community agencies across Greater Boston. Nonprofits and public agencies can tap into a lifetime of experience to fill crucial staffing gaps and help organizations stay on mission. Partner organizations convey their appreciation for service with a financial commitment that includes a $10/hour stipend. Although it's not a market-rate wage, the stipend indicates that your contributions are valuable to the agency and community that you serve. Learn more at www.reserveinc.org.

Brain imaging study
We are currently looking for healthy adults between the ages of 65 and 90 to participate in an MRI study in John Gabrieli’s lab at MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Science’s Department. We are investigating how healthy adults make choices. The study consists of 2 sessions here at the MIT campus, typically 2-3 hours each. Compensation is $20/hour plus the possibility of extra incentive payment. Parking provided.
If you or someone you know would like more information about the study, please contact Maiya Geddes, by phone at 617-324-3981 or email mgeddes@mit.edu.
Gabrielli Lab Brochure

The Aging, Memory & Cognition Project at MIT
MIT’s Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, headed by Dr. Suzanne Corkin, seeks to understand the brain mechanisms that underlie human cognition (thinking process). Dr. Corkin and her colleagues are conducting research studies using neuropsychological tests that have been carefully designed to measure the patterns of ability and loss in the aging population. Central to this pursuit is the need to compare the performance of older subjects to that of young, healthy volunteers.

Dr. Corkin is looking for healthy volunteers in the 60-85 year age group to participate in research studies. Subjects must be native English speakers. Subjects may perform tests of vision, hearing, memory, learning, and language. All of the tests are non-invasive and drug-free. Participants are paid $10/hour as compensation for their time and efforts.

If you have questions, or if you would like to participate in our Aging, Memory and Cognition Project at MIT, contact the MIT Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at mitstudies@gmail.com

MIT Public Service Center

United Way of Massachusetts Bay

The MIT Retirees AssociationFriends Kathryn Willmore, Glenn Strehle, Mary Morrisey, and Jane Griffin had fun reconnecting at the spring luncheon at Endicott House.

The MIT Retirees AssociationWave! A little fun had by the retirees during a tour at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, taking a ride on a classic fully-functioning antique carnival carousel.

The MIT Retirees AssociationFriends enjoy some spring sunshine at Endicott House.

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