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"Reinvest in You" in With Life Reimagined and More in Wellesley

mind, body, spirit, soul and you
Marek Uliasz

AARP Massachusetts Participates in Wellesley Council on Aging Event Highlighting Health and Wellness for the 50+ population

The Wellesley Council on Aging and the Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging will host the 'Reinvest in You' Conference and Expo —  bringing together experts, including AARP Massachusetts, to provide ideas and options for healthy, fun, and vibrant aging — at Wellesley High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to all.



  Admission is free but registration is required by registering online, calling toll-free at 1-877-926-8300, or by calling 781-235-3961.


Experts in the field include:

  • Angelina Gennis, keynote speaker and research expert with the MIT Age Lab, who will discuss current findings that show the future of retirement looks more fulfilling, and fun, than ever before.
  • Lisa Masters, AARP MA's Community Outreach Specialist, who'll lead a Life Reimagined Check-up
  • Carol Brooks Ball, AARP MA's senior social media specialist
  • Daniel Williams, senior partner and founder of The Dover Group, will lead a forum addressing the important aspects of retirement planning, including Medicare, Social Security, long-term care and estate planning.


Health and Wellness Panel, and more


There will also be a  Health & Wellness panel and discussion, which will be led by Patrick Rice, MA, LMHC. Panel members include Tiana Celesia, BS, RD, DYN; Annemarie Seidenberg, MA, MDiv, ND; and Jennie Theriaque, LMT.

Numerous vendors will offer a variety of resources and options for improving life as we age, and musical entertainment will be presented by Wellesley College’s a capella group the Wellesley Widows. Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event.


AARP Massachusetts to offer three workshops

  •  Life Reimagined Check-up: This popular, engaging event is like a personalized guidance system for life transitions. It’s fun, it’s contemplative, and it’s a great way to begin the process of discovering your own personal “What’s Next?” moment or path. You start where you are in your life, and—through a series of fun, simple exercises—see where the possibilities lead you.


  • Homefit Workshop: This illuminating event identifies modifications you can make to your home—including several no-cost and low-cost changes—which can increase comfort and safety for you and your family as you age. Proper care of your home will enable you to stay there for as long as possible.


  • Social Media 101 Workshop: Wondering what all the fuss is about Facebook? In the twilight about Twitter? And what are Instagram and Pinterest? This workshop provides an overview of these social media sites and offers the lingo and step-by-step instruction for using each one, allowing you to engage online with family, friends, and AARP Massachusetts!


The Schedule


11:15 a.m.-noon: Keynote Speaker Angelina Gennis, MIT AgeLab

12:30-1:30 pm: Social Media Workshop (also offered from 2-3 p.m)

12:30-2 p.m.:  Life Reimagined Checkup

 1-2:30 p.m.: Preparing for Retirement In Times of Uncertainty

1:30-3 p.m.: Aging in Place: Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Lifestyle

2-3 p.m.: Social Media Workshop


The Friends of the Wellesley Council on Aging gratefully acknowledge Gold Level Sponsor AARP, and Silver Level Sponsors, Cabot Cheese, Hammond Residential Real Estate, North Hill, The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club; Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation, and Wellesley Volkswagen.


Don't miss out!

Admission is free but registration is required.

Call toll-free at 877-926-8300, register online, or call 781-235-3961.


For additional information contact Ms. Ashley Shaheen,  senior activities coordinator, Wellesley Council on Aging, at 781-235-3961; or via email at


About the Wellesley Council on Aging (COA) 

The mission of the Wellesley Council on Aging is to serve as a supportive family resource as emerging needs of Wellesley residents become more complex; and to advocate for and provide, in a cost-effective manner, a safe, congenial environment where seniors may participate in social, educational, and cultural programs reflective of their needs.


About Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging 

The Friends of Wellesley Council on Aging is a new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to create a vibrant aging experience to enrich the lives of Wellesley citizens 60 and over by providing financial support for special programs, activities and other needs of the Wellesley COA.


About AARP 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin;; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at


About the MIT AgeLab 

The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Equal to the need for ideas and new technologies is the belief that innovations in how products are designed, services are delivered, or policies are implemented are of critical importance to our quality of life tomorrow. Based within MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, the MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research program that works with business, government, and NGOs to improve the quality of life of older people and those who care for them. The AgeLab applies consumer-centered systems thinking to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and emerging generational lifestyles to catalyze innovation across business markets.


About Wellesley Widows

The Wellesley Widows are a thirteen voice a cappella singing group. We celebrated our 60 th anniversary in 2009, making us one of the nation's oldest women's collegiate a cappella singing ensembles. Originally known as the Wellesley College Octet, the Widows have a wide repertoire, specializing in popular music from the 1930s to the present, including modern songs by Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic, and Imagine Dragons. We are proud to carry on a tradition of fine musical entertainment to audiences all over the United States as: The Wellesley Widows -Dressed to Kill since 1949.


About AARP States
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