OLLI Creative Aging Reception in Boston

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 24 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02133


You are invited to join
OLLI & Senator Adam Hinds in Boston
Thursday, October 24
for a free reception open to all for our

Creative Aging:
65 and Better in the Berkshires

exhibit in the State House

Room 428, Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02133

Speakers include
State Senator Adam Hinds
AARP Massachusetts Director Michael Festa
More TBA

*There will be an optional free group tour of the historic State House immediately following the reception. If you'd like to attend the tour as well, please RSVP as space is limited.

Twenty-five profiles of active, engaged community members who are 65 and better in the Berkshires were created by volunteer writers and photographers who are members of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College. Each was nominated by a community member. They represent thousands more older adults in our Berkshires community who give back in many different ways and help transform our stereotypes of older adults.

We are honored to showcase these portraits in Boston's historic State House, home to the state legislature, thanks to Senator Adam Hinds.

Those profiled include:

Restaurateur Craig Bero
Dance professor Sandra Burton
Biking and outdoor advocate Marjorie Cohan
Drum circle facilitator Otha Day
Grandparents raising grandchildren advocate Ella Deane
Soldier On chaplain Father Peter Gregory
Latino community advocate Don Ramiro Guerrero
African-American heritage a
dvocate Wray Gunn
Artist and fire chief Mark Hanford
Renowned baritone singer Benjamin Luxon
Musician and workforce education advocate Bill Mulholland
LGBTQ advocate Judy Nardacci
     Food insecurity activist Janie Pellish
Businessman and innovator Andy Plumer
Berkshire County NAACP President Dennis Powell
Business and college mentor Alan Rubin
Artist-entrepreneur Eric Rudd
Music and community advocates Claudia and Carl Shuster
TV and radio personality Bill Sturgeon
Rock On band camp founder Mary Talmi
Pittsfield school committee member Cindy Taylor
Director and playwright Barbara and Jesse Waldinger
Ceramics artist and activist June Wink.

The volunteer OLLI writers who wrote the profiles are: Bernadette Brusco, Mary Ellen Czerniak, Joanna Fribush, Chris Guidette, Kate Kidd, Greta Phinney, Sandi Rubin, Doug Truth, Megan Whilden, and Kathy Zdeb.

The volunteer OLLI photographers who took portraits for the profiles are: Susan Geller, Igor Greenwald, Lucy Kennedy, Peter Levine, and Doug Truth.

Please join us on Beacon Hill for this very special event!  Click here to RSVP,  call us at 413.236.2190, or reply to this email.

For parking information and directions to the State House, click here. Detailed directions and a map to the reception room will be emailed to those who RSVP here.

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