December 19: Boston Bridge Conversations

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, December 19th for our annual BBC – Boston Bridge Conversations. For the first part of the evening, we will have small group discussions on hot topics in the field of aging. Following that, we will have extended networking time.

The discussion topics will be:

  1. What challenges do older adults face in navigating healthcare? How can we improve this experience?
  2. In dementia care, is dignity or happiness more of a priority? Is there a way to have both?
  3. How do we create environments that foster natural intergenerational connections?

November 14: Barbara Friedman (*note this is the 2nd Wednesday)

*note this month’s meeting is on the 2nd Wednesday

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 our very own Barbara Friedman presents 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.

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.

RSVP here