Spring Luncheon at MIT Endicott House

A view of the rear porch of Endicott House

Spring Luncheon at Endicott House

Friday, May 3, 2024

Endicott House
80 Haven St.
Dedham, MA 02026

With Endicott's gardens in full bloom, we had a wonderful event with old and new friends.

This year’s program was presented by the MIT AgeLab, where Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio led a fascinating talk on “Living Longer Better: Research at the MIT AgeLab.” Dr. D’Ambrosio provided an overview of the AgeLab and highlighted active research areas that staff are investigating, including recent work around how people think about living longer lives. She also brought along a few AgeLab artifacts to show off the work of recent research.

About our presenter

Lisa D’Ambrosio earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her A.B. from Brown University. At the AgeLab, she currently directs and participates in numerous projects regarding understanding and supporting longevity, with topics as diverse as: decision-making around financial planning and preparedness; caregiving; well-being, social isolation and loneliness; transportation and mobility; and technology use and adoption. She is a contributor and co-editor with Dr. Joseph F. Coughlin of Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy.

About the AgeLab

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 was launched in 1999 to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solution to improve people’s health and activity as they age. Consider volunteering for a study or joining a panel on the AgeLab’s website!