9th Annual EngAGE Features Fran Drescher, Isaac Mizrahi, and Henry Winkler

Raising funds to change the way we age for future generations

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BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities, and the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, will host entertainers Fran Dresher, Isaac Mizrahi, and Henry Winkler at the 9th annual EngAGE event, Monday, Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Leader Bank Pavilion on the South Boston waterfront.

The lineup includes: Fran Drescher, an actress, comedian, writer, activist, and trade union leader best known for “The Nanny;” entertainer and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, who is known for his eponymous fashion line and numerous TV appearances; and Henry Winkler, Emmy Award-winning actor, author, director, and producer best known as Fonzie on “Happy Days” and currently appearing on “Barry.” Winkler will join via recorded message due to a conflict with the Emmy Awards, where he is a nominee.  

EngAGE 2022 will be a mixed media program with dynamic guest speakers and entertainers. Proceeds from EngAGE 2022 will benefit Hebrew SeniorLife’s health care, communities, research, and teaching that transform the experience of aging.

Other speakers include Louis J. Woolf, president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, who will conduct a fireside chat hosted by Dr. Mallika Marshall, medical reporter at WBZ-TV/CBS Boston; Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Chief Academic Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife; and Board Chair Melissa Tearney.

This is the first in-person EngAGE since 2019, after the event was held virtually due to COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021. In announcing the EngAGE 2022 speaker program, Tearney said, “EngAGE ignites conversation about how we can all rethink aging, so we’re looking forward to being together in person again. Not only is the event itself not to be missed, our sponsors and attendees are raising critical funds that help Hebrew SeniorLife lead the way in addressing the urgent and advancing needs of seniors from all walks of life.”

In 2021, EngAGE raised $1.2 million. Sponsorships and tickets are available now for the 2022 event. For more information, visit the EngAGE website

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. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Our locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.