MIT also offers information on the many issues involved in your own aging. The Institute has been named one of 25 “AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50” by the American Association of Retired Persons every year since 2003.
Resources available at MIT include:
The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 to foster new ideas on how to use technology to improve people’s health and enable them to remain active throughout their lives.
- Association of MIT Retirees
Open to all MIT retirees, the association encourages retirees to get together and to keep in touch with each other and the Institute through social and educational events, tours, and travel. The group offers seminars on MIT services that are available to retirees and on other topics of interest. The Association of MIT Retirees will help you reassess your plans, align your skills and passions in new ways, and make thoughtful decisions about how to spend your time.
- Backup Adult Care Program for Employees and Postdoctoral Fellows
MIT offers backup adult care referrals, for your adult family member or yourself, through Parents in a Pinch and its adult care network agencies. The program provides screened and trained in-home caregivers to supply temporary care.
- Books and materials
Sample the materials available at the Community Wellness at MIT Medical, or borrow books from the MIT Work-Life Center's lending library.
- Strategic Planning of Talent
Strategic Planning of Talent is a multi-service program that offers a variety of career services to help employees and organizations of the MIT community meet a wide range of issues around career planning, including changing careers and retirement transitions.
- Emma Rogers Society
The Emma Rogers Society was established in 1989 by and for widows of alumni and faculty of the Institute. Its purpose is to assist the more than 3,000 members nationwide, keeping them connected to the Institute in their own right.
- Family Caregiver Handbook
This resource is published by the MIT Workplace Center to assist the families and friends of Massachusetts elders in finding information and accessing services.
- MIT Public Service Center
Students and faculty may contact the Public Service Center to identify opportunities to volunteer with the local elderly community or to find volunteer opportunities for the elderly.
- Retirement Planning
Retirement benefits counselors are available to help you review and elect your retirement benefits, including Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (pre-tax dollars for dependent-care costs, including care of the elderly). It is never too early to meet with a retirement benefits counselor.
- Work-Life Resources 24/7
This website includes articles on many of the key issues in elder care and aging, including financial planning, coping with disabilities, and housing options. Consultants are also available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with your elder-care needs, including finding caregivers. Call 877-847-4523.