October 17: Marian Knapp

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

Marian Knapp is a local writer and community activist who at age 70 obtained her PhD, for which she studied the total environment in which people age. She is an outspoken advocate for seniors in her community and writes a column for her local newspaper about the realities of older adulthood. Join us as she speaks with us about ageism.

September 12: Secretary Sudders

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

In her role as a member of Governor Charlie Baker’s cabinet, Secretary Marylou Sudders leads the largest executive agency in state government, a $19.4 billion state budget with 22-thousand dedicated public servants, and she oversees critical services that touch almost one in four residents of the Commonwealth. She will speak to Boston Bridge members about the status of older adults in Massachusetts, what the state is presently doing to further their well-being, and what we, as leaders in the field of aging, can contribute to that effort.

 

 

June 20: Members Only Meeting – The Art of Negotiating

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

Join us as we learn how to advocate for ourselves at work. This workshop will help you make a case for what you want whether it be a new project, a raise, or a new job. Articulate your strengths and value to an organization, gain confidence and develop a plan to move ahead, and learn strategies for making ‘the ask’ for what you want.

Our workshop leader, Jesse Ohrenberger, is Associate Director of Counseling & Programs at Boston University.  She also has a private practice and in both of these roles she facilitates workshops and programs on a number of topics in including strategies for negotiating, networking, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing.

May 16: Philippe Saad

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

Please join us on Wednesday, May 16th to hear from Philippe Saad, an architect at DiMella Shaffer who specializes in senior housing. We’ll learn about the latest challenges and innovations in designing housing for our aging population.

April 18: Samantha Brady, MIT AgeLab

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

Samantha Brady is a research specialist at the MIT AgeLab. She uses a variety of research techniques exploring the impacts of physical fitness on the well being of older adults. She will discuss her latest study examining a program that simultaneously decreases isolation while increasing physical activity among older adults.

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CANCELLED – March 21: Mentor Madness & Barbara Friedman

DUE TO THE WINTER WEATHER FORECASTED FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING, WE WILL BE CANCELLING THE EVENT.

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

The Boston Bridge March meeting will be twofold:

First, Mentor Madness will include a presentation about the value of mentoring, and introduce an opportunity to spend a day shadowing someone who is working in the field of aging. Participants at the meeting will be given a list of those willing to be shadowed.

Second, Barbara Friedman will present a program about her career as an Intergenerational Educator. She will speak about solving social needs, and recognizing public policy imperatives, through intergenerational initiatives. Experience “Intergenerational Magic” with Boston Bridge.

 

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February 21: Ginny Mazur and Ruthann Dobek

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 5th Floor (Room 550)
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)

Join as us we hear from Ginny Mazur, Community Partnership Director at Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline and Ruthann Dobek, Director of the Brookline Senior Center. Ginny and Ruth will discuss the tremendous value of community partnerships.

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