BOSTON - Alan Alda, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, writer and science advocate, and this year's choice for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild, will have star billing at EngAGE 2018, Hebrew SeniorLife's signature philanthropic event, on November 8 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Headliners also include Marilyn Maye, the Grammy-nominated cabaret singer, and Rose Styron, poet, journalist, translator, and international human rights activist. ABC News' Senior Medical Contributor, Timothy Johnson, M.D., will lead a fireside chat with Alda and Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., Director, Institute for Aging Research and Chief Academic Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife.
Hebrew SeniorLife, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults in the Greater Boston area and around the world, has hosted the successful EngAGE event for five years. In announcing the line-up, Lou Woolf, President and CEO, said, “Aging is a journey, not a destination. It is an opportunity for seniors and their caregivers to embrace the next stage of their lives, through pursuit of their passions, goals, and community spirit.
“EngAGE has become the go-to event that honors the rich tapestry of life experience that seniors bring to our communities and celebrates the innovations and advancements that will help all of us lead deeper, fuller senior lives, ” Woolf continued.
Tickets are selling quickly for EngAGE 2018, which features a mixed-media program and small dinner parties. All proceeds power Hebrew SeniorLife’s health care, communities, research, and teaching that transform the experience of aging. Last year’s event raised $1.25 million.
Co-chairs for EngAGE 2018 are Jennifer and Jeffrey Drucker and Hinda and Arthur Marcus, all of Chestnut Hill (MA). For more information about EngAGE, visit www.hslengage.org.
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. Founded in Boston in 1903, the nonprofit, non-sectarian organization today provides communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook or read our blog.