Agassiz Baldwin Community From our arts-infused afterschool, to our community forum for discussion and action, to walking partners for seniors, to our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast, ABC offers something for everyone from our neighborhood and beyond.

Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC) is a private, non-profit organization with a forty-year history of quality programs and services in the Cambridge community.

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The Living Well Network Brings Fun, Vitality to Cambridge Seniors
January 21, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

A newspaper article started the Living Well Network. When Agassiz Baldwin Community board members saw a piece about Beacon Hill Village, an organization that provides services and activities for Beacon Hill seniors, they held a community forum to see if such a neighborhood organization would interest Cambridge residents. Over 200 people attended. Today the Living Well Network is a vital resource for Cantabrigians over 55, offering a computer lounge, neighborhood walks, yoga and tai chi, art workshops, and other vitality-focused activities. The Living Well Network’s Annual Social brings members and those curious about membership together for a casual evening of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, jazz and conversation.

computer-lounge-open-houseAccording to Colin Barr, the Living Well Network Coordinator, a big issue for seniors is isolation: “The Living Well Network provides activities so that people are not stuck in the house wondering what to do all day…it provides opportunities to break that isolation.” The Living Well Network is one of many grassroots organizations throughout the U.S. that are embracing the idea of aging in place, a concept that emphasizes bringing services and programs to older adults so they can stay in their homes, rather than forcing older adults to leave familiar houses and neighborhoods as they age.

“We’re helping seniors to better understand what it means to grow old in their communities in healthy, positive, social ways,” says Barr. The Living Well Network Social is all about making friends and creating community. Says Barr, “The more people who show up, the more community we can build.”

The Living Well Network Social will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 5 to 7pm at the ABC Community Space in North Hall at 1651 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

Agassiz Baldwin Community Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2015 – 11:59 am | No Comment

Agassiz Baldwin Community’s office and Children’s Programs are closed today, Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

People’s State of the Union
January 16, 2015 – 3:09 pm | No Comment
People’s State of the Union

What: People’s State of the Union story circle
When: Wednesday, January 28, 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Maud Morgan Arts, 2nd Floor, 20 Sacramento Street, wheelchair accessible
RSVP: FREE. Sign up via Eventbrite, or contact Phoebe Sinclair at (617) 349-6287 …

At the Chandler Gallery, Amy Schuyler Clarkson Finds Poignancy in Fruit, Flowers and Sweets
January 13, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment
At the Chandler Gallery, Amy Schuyler Clarkson Finds Poignancy in Fruit, Flowers and Sweets

“I love that it is never easy to paint the next painting,” says Amy Schuyler Clarkson, whose quietly radiant watercolors and oils betray neither hesitation nor struggle. The luscious colors in Clarkson’s still lifes at …

ANC Meeting – January 13
January 12, 2015 – 10:51 am | No Comment
ANC Meeting – January 13

Join us on Tuesday, January 13, for an Agassiz Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Maud Morgan Arts 2D studio on the second floor in the rear of …