AgeLab Research Scientist Lisa D’Ambrosio gave a talk for the Cardinal and Gray Society, a group of MIT alumni past their 50th reunion who gather for social and intellectual events between their five-year reunion festivities.
Dr. D’Ambrosio spoke about the AgeLab’s research focus and research tools, with a particular focus on the Lifestyle Leaders Panel, a research group of adults all ages 85 and older, many of whom are also MIT alumni. Topics related to the Lifestyle Leaders that Dr. D’Ambrosio discussed were the use of the sharing economy to facilitate activities of daily living, challenges and solutions related to hearing loss, and changes in mobility and transportation mode utilization. Dr.
D’Ambrosio also queried the Cardinal and Gray Society members about their lives in retirement. Many in the group were either working or had worked during their retirement years, suggesting that their idea of retirement was not just a period of leisure but also a time to renew or and discover outlets of productivity.