From lectures on musical maestros, Greek history, and health to musical events ranging from piano concerts to our first Pub Night of the new year, Fuller Village invites you to experience firsthand what makes living here a fuller life for our residents.

Pianist Frederick Moyer

Sunday, January 7th – 7:00 PM – Brush Hill Function Room

Frederick Moyer is one of the most exciting pianists before the public today.  Equally at home with Bach, Rachmaninoff, Schoenberg as well as Ellington and Peterson, his recitals are creative, engaging and entertaining and generally include time honored favorites as well as pieces that audiences may be hearing for the first time. He has performed in 44 countries and in such far-flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center.

This performance is co-sponsored by the Fuller Village Residents’ Association.

Join Rich Travers for
All Aboard: The Conductor

Tuesday, January 9th – 2:00 PM – Brush Hill Function Room

What are the responsibilities of a ‘Maestro’?  What do all those conducting motions signify? Music examples of composers and the famous conductors (and egos) from all periods will be listened to, analyzed, and discussed.

Historian Paolo DiGregorio presents:
The Origins of Ancient Greece:
The Aegean World in the Bronze Age

Wednesday, January 10th – 7:00 PM – Blue Hill Activity Room

Often, when we think of Ancient Greece, we picture the architectural splendor of the Parthenon or the intellectual curiosity of Plato and Aristotle.  Yet the history of Greece begins thousands of years before the Golden Age.  The story of the development of Greek culture involves war, peace, prosperity, and destruction, and is one of the foundations of the West.

Steps in the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Thursday, January 11th – 2:00 PM – Blue Hill Activity Room

The Spine Program at BID Milton offers leading-edge surgical care as well as pain management therapies to treat a full range of spine disorders, including spinal deformities and injuries, spinal stenosis, herniated discs and spinal tumors. Join  Dr. Papavassiliou from BID Milton and BIDMC to learn how to better manage lower back pain.

Efstathios Papavassiliou, MD
BIDMC Neurosurgery
Co-Director:The spine center at BIDMC
Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School

Maria Judge’s Storytelling
The Five-Year Honeymoon

Tuesday, January 16th – 3:00 PM – Blue Hill Activity Room

Part of an ongoing series with our partners at Beth Israel Deaconess Milton.

One week after their wedding, Jerome and Eleanor Judge moved to Ireland to study at University College, Dublin under the GI Bill. They expect to spend one year away but instead stay for 5 years, during which they travel around Ireland and Germany, work for Catholic Relief Services, have three children, perform on stage with Carroll O’Connor and eventually get a PhD.

Fuller Village resident Maria Judge presents more stories of her family’s early years and travels around the world.

Join Us for Pub Night With the Dwayne Haggins Trio

Thursday, January 18th – 6:30 PM – Brush Hill Function Room
(Doors and bar open at 6:30; music starts at 7:00)

Dwayne and his friend Ahren have been entertaining Fuller Village residents for years in their duo version.  Now come and enjoy them play an eclectic mix of rock, blues, funk and soul as a trio! They will play anything to get you up and off your feet! Dwayne’s silky voice and showmanship make him a standout performer and we are excited to welcome him and his bandmates to their first Pub Night!

Complementary appetizers will be served and we will have a full bar available (cash bar for guests, residents’ drinks will be billed to their account).

Author Talk: Kevin P. Martin, Jr.
All is Well: Life Lessons from a Preacher’s Father

Monday, January 22nd – 2:00 PM – Brush Hill Function Room

A memoir of a parent’s sudden passing from ALS, recalling life lessons learned, and regaining faith in the process.

Kevin P. Martin, Sr. was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, better known as ALS, in August 2019. He died only a month later. Over a thousand people would attend the wake and funeral in South Boston — after all, Kevin Sr. was a leader in the Southie community and in the Catholic Church, both as a business owner and family man. But Kevin Jr. struggled with a bottomless grief; neither his father’s example nor his own faith as a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston fully equipped him to cope with the loss.

All Is Well is the story of the good life well-lived and life lessons Kevin Sr. taught his son. It’s a story of how Kevin Jr. moved from darkness to light after his father’s death. It is a memoir that gives a roadmap out of grief, taking a path whose landmarks are the Beatitudes, family, miracles, baseball, rites of passage, bucket lists, and love; it offers insights into leadership, marriage, parenting, resilience, practicality, suffering, giving, forgiveness, joy, and savoring the little things.

100% of this book’s profits will go to ALS research, care charities, and support organizations. Books will be available for purchase at the event.