Hebrew SeniorLife Raises More than $1.2 Million at 9th Annual EngAGE
Proceeds will benefit Hebrew SeniorLife’s health care, communities, research, and teaching that transform the experience of aging.
Boston, MA – Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities dedicated to improving the lives of older adults, and the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, raised more than $1.2 million at its 9th annual EngAGE event held September 12. Proceeds will benefit Hebrew SeniorLife’s health care, communities, research, and teaching that transform the experience of aging.
Nearly 300 guests attended the in-person event, held at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood, which included live performances by Fran Drescher, actress, comedian, writer, activist, and trade union leader best known for her starring role on the TV sitcom, “The Nanny”, and by Isaac Mizrahi, entertainer and fashion designer known for his fashion line and numerous TV appearances.
Because he was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for “Barry” in the 2022 Emmys broadcast the same night, Henry Winkler, Emmy Award-winning actor, author, director, and producer best known as Fonzie on “Happy Days,” joined via recorded message.
Dr. Mallika Marshall, medical reporter at WBZ-TV/CBS Boston, conducted a fireside chat with Louis J. Woolf, president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, highlighting programs and research from Hebrew SeniorLife, and touching on Woolf’s recent announcement that he would retire in June 2023. Other speakers included Dr. Lewis A. Lipsitz, director of the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and Chief Academic Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife, and HSL Board Chair Melissa Bayer Tearney.
“This was our first in-person EngAGE event since 2019, and it was wonderful for our community to be together again,” Woolf said. “The engaging performances by Fran Drescher and Isaac Mizrahi were both funny and poignant, weaving together their love of their parents with their thoughts on aging. And we congratulate Henry Winkler on his Emmy nomination, and thank him for helping transform the perception of aging because at age 76, he continues to work, thrive and prosper.”
Woolf added, “I am moved by and appreciative of our community’s support for Hebrew SeniorLife, which seeks to provide extraordinary health care, strengthen our senior communities, conduct research on aging, and teach new generations of geriatricians and care providers. Thanks to the efforts of our donors, frontline staff are empowered to provide such incredible care for the seniors we serve.”
For more information about EngAGE 2022 visit 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. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. 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.