Hebrew SeniorLife Surpasses $1M Fundraising Goal to Strengthen Geriatric Research, Teaching and Care
EngAGE event ignites conversation about caring for America’s aging population
BOSTON— Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest provider of senior health care and communities and an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, announced today that its fourth annual EngAGE forum on October 26, 2016 at the Emerson/Paramount Mainstage, Boston, achieved a record $1.1 million fundraising goal.
The event, co-chaired by Hinda and Arthur Marcus and Todd and Andrea Finard, drew nearly 400 attendees. Headlining EngAGE was award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent and best-selling author Lesley Stahl and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins. Also featured was Emmy-nominated film director Josh Seftel.
EngAGE convened leading experts who shared insights on how seniors can find purpose and joy, including the healing power of art and music, the influence of multigenerational relationships and teaching the next generation of geriatric care providers to care for the “silver tsunami” of aging Americans.
“Hebrew SeniorLife is truly grateful to our Board, donors, and corporate sponsors for their generous support in making our fourth annual EngAGE event such a huge success,” said Louis J. Woolf, President and CEO, Hebrew SeniorLife. “The funds raised will fuel innovations to ensure every senior can live a vital and meaningful life. And the conversation that the event generates is helping to redefine how our society thinks about aging and cares for seniors.”
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the non-profit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook or read our blog.