Meredith Vieira and Rita Moreno Headline Hebrew SeniorLife's 5th Annual EngAGE Forum

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WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall to participate in on-stage interview with Vieira

BOSTON — Meredith Vieira, Emmy award winning host, executive producer, and former co-anchor of Today on NBC, will headline the upcoming 2017 EngAGE event, alongside Rita Moreno, octogenarian singer, dancer and actor, and Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner. WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall will also participate, interviewing Meredith Vieira on stage in front of the live audience.

The annual signature event is hosted by Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of seniors. EngAGE will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at the Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End.

“At Hebrew SeniorLife, we see aging as an opportunity – a time to pursue new interests, achieve goals, and find a deeper connection to one’s community. That’s why we are committed to helping seniors live healthy, fulfilling lives and to supporting the people who care for older adults,” said Lou Woolf, HSL President and CEO. “EngAGE is an evening to examine new and innovative approaches so we can all live better as we age.”

Vieira and Moreno will lead conversations on healthy aging, with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease, a subject close to Vieira’s heart. Vieira has been a tireless advocate for people with Alzheimer’s disease - an illness that has tragically claimed her father, brother and aunt. Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow, medical director of Hebrew SeniorLife’s planned center of excellence for Alzheimer’s disease and memory care, will also speak at the event.

Last year’s event raised $1.1 million. All proceeds generated by EngAGE fund HSL’s work to provide exceptional health care, strengthen communities, conduct research, and teach the next generation of geriatricians and other clinicians. Jeffrey and Jennifer Drucker and Hinda and Arthur Marcus, all of Chestnut Hill, are co-chairs for this year’s event. For more information about EngAGE, visit

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, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook or read our blog.