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.

Jan 16: MIT AgeLab (*special location)

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Muckley Building, 1 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02142, 2nd floor (Room 210)

*Note the location change (see directions below)
Parking is still available at 2 Amherst St (our usual spot)

WINTER notice: If we need to cancel due to weather, we will post on the website by noon the day of meeting

The MIT AgeLab was created in 1999 through the leadership of Dr. Joseph Coughlin to invent new ideas and creatively translate technologies into practical solutions that improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan. Today, the MIT AgeLab is a multidisciplinary research program working to improve the quality of life of older adults and those who care for them. Join us for an interactive walking tour of the lab as we hear from the researchers, learn about opportunities to engage with the lab, and demo a few of their research tools and technologies.

If using an MIT map, the Muckley Building is building E40. It is located across the street from the Tang Building and on the corner of Amherst and Wadsworth St. It is also across from the Alfred P. Sloan and Hermann buildings, about 600 ft. away from the MIT Sloan School of Management building where Boston Bridge meetings are usually held. Parking is available at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St). (Parking is still available despite the detours.)