news, highlights, and upcoming events


MGA will use the information and links below to share quarterly updates on upcoming events, MGA in the news, and to highlight other significant happenings around the state.


If you know of an event, lecture, workshop, conference, etc. that would be of interest to MGA, please select Submit Announcement to forward information to us. If appropriate, we will include the posting on this page.





Age is Not a Medical Condition: Healthy Aging After 50
Keynote Speaker: Louise Aronson, Author of Elderhood
Monday, March 2, 2020, 12-2 pm
WBUR Cityspace
890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston


Select for more detailed description of the program





Careers in Aging
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00-8:30 pm
Rosen Auditorium Lasell University


The program is organized by the RoseMary Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell U University, and co-hosted with Lasell’s Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) and the Massachusetts Gerontology Association (MGA).


This year we celebrate leaders working in the aging field in greater Boston, who will meet to
share their career experiences and discuss emerging professional opportunities for students.


Kathy Burnes, President, MGA, Director, Services for Older Adults & Aging Well at Home, JF&CS
Rita Marsh, President, Boston Bridge, Manager of Workforce & Curriculum Development, CADER, Boston University
Cassandra Baptista, Communications Director, City of Boston's Age Strong Commission
Jean Patel Bushnell, Director, Billerica Council on Aging, Past Executive Director, ITNGreaterBoston




Mark your calendars now! 
The MGA Annual Spring Forum will be held on:
When?           Wednesday, April 29th 2020
What time?   From 4 – 7 p.m.
Where?          Boston University Hillel House, 213 Bay State Road, Boston 02215


Discount for members.   Stay tuned for more information.