Rabb School of Continuing Studies
Adventures in Creative Retirement: Health, Housing, and Community

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University's Rabb School is pleased to convene on its Waltham, Massachusetts campus:

Adventures in Creative Retirement: Health, Housing, and Community


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Ruth Finkelstein

Associate Director
Robert N. Butler Aging Center, Columbia University

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

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Details are illustrative. Final topics, speakers, and schedule may differ.

8:00 - 9:00am Registration and Sponsored Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:50am Keynote (Health)
“The Future of Aging,” Ruth Finkelstein, Associate Director, Robert N. Butler Aging Center, Columbia University

10:00 - 11:15am Breakout Sessions

  • The Healthy Aging City: The Best Places to Live

  • Working in Retirement: The Gig Economy and You

  • The Boomer Social Dividend: Giving Back and Getting Even More

11:15am to 12:50pm Expos and Demonstrations

  • Networking in the exhibit hall

  • Passport Circuit

  • Mainstage Demos

  • Coffee and buffet brunch

1:00 - 1:50pm Keynote (Housing)

2:00 to 2:50pm Breakout Sessions

  • Options in Healthy Aging Home Design

  • Options in Creative Retirement Community

  • The Internet of Things in the “Boomer” Home of the Future

  • Making Community Primary in Creative Retirement

3:00p Expo Reception and Passport Drawing

3:30p Depart Conference


Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Directions to Campus

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Map for the Hassenfeld Conference Center


Tickets will be available starting on June 1, 2017.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of this event. 

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If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Avi Bernstein-Nahar at rabb@brandeis.edu, (781) 736-8734.