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4th Annual Retired Members Gathering

Space is still available for this Gathering.  If you are interested in attending, please e mail Jo Ann Fitzgerald, MTA Retired Members Service Specialist at jfitzgerald@massteacher.org Please include your name, MTA ID number and full address for registration information.

Questions can be directed to Jo Ann at 800.392.6175 or 617.878.8314.

Retired members may download a printable registration form here. Cost: $35.

Workshop Descriptions

MTA Retired Liaison Training
This session is available to MTA Retired Liaisons who will be working with their former local associations.

Garden in the Woods
Garden in the Woods is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society.  This ever-changing living museum-New England’s premier wildflower garden-has more than 1,600 kinds of plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens.  Learn more about this site and about wildflowers.

Recertification
If you are wondering how to become recertified as a retired teacher, this is the workshop for you.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Are you looking for a lively learning community where you can experience intellectual challenge and social interaction with intriguing people?  Many MTA Retired members have found the place.  Learn more about the offerings at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Tell me About Yourself
What is it about this question that can cause even the most experienced educator to feel stuck for an answer?  Many individuals experience some difficulty when asked to describe themselves.  In addition, many of us just have a hard time talking about ourselves and our accomplishments.  Yet, how we describe ourselves in answer to this statement can have a large impact on the first impression created in and outside of the world of teaching.

Attend this session to learn how to prepare and practice your response to this important question.

MTA Benefits
It’s about members helping members save!  You deserve the best.  You deserve to save.  MTA Benefits makes it easy.  Learn more about how MTAB works for members of MTA Retired.

Nutrition Seminar
Everyone is concerned about how to stay healthy.  Nutrition plays a major role in our lives.  Learn more about good nutrition and how it impacts the quality of your life.

Legislative Update
A lobbyist from MTA Division of Governmental Services will update participants about legislation that affects retired members.  Learn how you can become involved in issues that are of concern to you.

How to Make the Most of the Web
This workshop is designed for new and experienced users of the Web.  Participants will learn how to navigate the Internet and about the many opportunities available to them.

Social Security Update
Public employees in Massachusetts are subject to serious offsets on their Social Security benefits.  Federal legislation has been offered to eliminate these offsets.  Learn about the specifics of these offsets and the federal legislation to repeal them.

Five Wishes
Five Wishes is an easy-to-use document that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill.  Participants will learn how to prepare and use this document.