October 16: Dementia Friends Training

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 our very own Amy Walsh for a Dementia Friends Training. During this community awareness training program, we will learn what it’s like to live with dementia and how we can use our understanding to help those in our community living with dementia.

September 18: Adam Berman

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 hear from Adam Berman, President of Chelsea Jewish Living, about the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, MA. This nursing home, part of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, is the first urban Green House skilled nursing facility. Adam will teach us more about the Green House model and enlighten us about the innovative ways the Leonard Florence Center for Living enables residents to live as independently as possible.

June 19: Members Meeting!

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.)

For this year’s member-only meeting, we will be joined by Anne Grieves, associate Director in Career Development at Northeastern University as well as a private career coach/team building consultant. She will facilitate a discussion of how best to use our personality traits to support success and happiness in our professional/work roles. 

We ask those who plan to attend to take the online version of the Myers-Briggs at http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp ahead of time to support an interactive meeting.  This should take only 5-10 minutes. Please bring your results to the meeting”

May 15: Joe Carella

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.)

Joe Carella is the executive director of the Scandinavian Living Center in Newton, the author of Creating Unlimited Options for Aging: The Path Forward and an expert in the field of community-centered living.

Join us as we hear from Joe about how community-centered living benefits all levels of society and how the philosophies can be implemented in our communities.

April 17: Mary Gunn

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.)

Mary Gunn has spent four decades working with youth and families in Boston’s most under-served communities. Today, Mary is a consultant for Encore.org, and formerly she was the leader of Generations Incorporated (GI), one of the nation’s leading intergenerational programs.

Join us to hear Mary Gunn speak about her experience at GI, where she helped solve community problems by engaging older residents of the community. She will also discuss the encore movement sweeping across the nation and how she feels that older adults have much to contribute when given access to opportunity.

March 20: Mentoring and Networking

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.)

We will begin the evening with an overview of Boston Bridge’s great mentoring opportunities. Following this, we’ll do some structured networking so you can better get to know other Boston Bridge members. Through these activities you’ll learn more about what other members do and get support in thinking about your own future in the field of aging.

CANCELED Feb 20: End-of-life planning innovations

ALERT: Due to winter weather predicted for this evening, we will cancel tonight’s meeting. Don’t worry, though, we will revisit this topic at a future 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.)

Join us as we learn about two innovative approaches to helping people do end-of-life planning. Both Hello (a game) and Cake (an app) take a holistic approach to future planning, guiding folks to think about healthcare, funeral preferences, and more. We’ll get a chance to sample both and talk about how we might all play a role in promoting end-of-life planning.