SeniorLife Raises Record $1.3 million at EngAGE 2018
Alan Alda, Marilyn Maye, Rose Styron, and Dr. Timothy Johnson
Were Featured Guests
BOSTON (November 9, 2018)-Harvard
Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife, a nonprofit
organization committed to improving the lives of older adults in
the Greater Boston area, announced today that it raised an
all-time high of $1.3 million at EngAGE 2018.
now in its fifth year, featured Alan Alda, Emmy and Golden Globe
Award-winning actor, writer and science advocate; Marilyn Maye,
the Grammy-nominated cabaret singer; and Rose Styron, poet,
journalist, translator, and international human rights activist.
Dr. Timothy Johnson, Chief Medical Officer, ABC News, Retired,
also participated in the event, interviewing Alda and Lewis
Lipsitz, M.D., Director, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for
Aging Research, and Chief Academic Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife.
EngAGE 2018, which was attended by more than 350 supporters, was
held Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.
led conversations about the search for meaning in life, and took
part in a “fireside chat” with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Lipsitz.
Styron read two thought-provoking poems and Maye entertained the
audience with jazz and cabaret classics.
Woolf, CEO and President of Hebrew SeniorLife, said, “EngAGE is
always a wonderful celebration of life and the aging process. It
is an opportunity to reinforce our mission to respect
senior independence, spiritual vigor, dignity and choice, and
to lead the way through services, supports, research, and
advocacy to help seniors enjoy rich, full lives. We are humbled
by the generous support from friends and donors that will help
us go beyond what we offer today to meet the evolving needs of
seniors in Greater Boston and around the world.”
proceeds generated by EngAGE 2018 fund Hebrew SeniorLife’s work
to provide exceptional health care, strengthen communities,
conduct research, and teach new generations of geriatricians and
Co-chairs for EngAGE 2018 were Jennifer and Jeffrey Drucker and
Hinda and Arthur Marcus, all of Chestnut Hill (MA). For more
information about EngAGE, visit www.hslengage.org.
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,
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