Monthly Meetings

Boston Bridge meets monthly at the MIT Sloan School of Management on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. During these meetings we connect, network, and learn from that night’s speaker and each other. Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings. If you’re interested in attending, please email us at bostonbridgeinc@gmail.com.

Directions to the MIT Sloan School of Management, where all of our meetings are held, can be found here (pdf).

List of past meetings and speakers:
Please find information on this year’s monthly meetings below.

October 18: Secretary of Health & Human Services Marylou 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).

Join us as we hear from MA Secretary of Health & Human Services, Marylou Sudders. We’ll learn about ways the Governor’s Council is addressing issues of aging in MA, areas of opportunity in public policy to assist older adults, and present legislative actions concerning older adults.

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June 21: Members Only Meeting *ROOM 350

PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE – WE WILL BE IN ROOM 350 THIS MONTH

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 3rd Floor (Room 350)
Please note we have a new parking location at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St).

The topic of this year’s members only meeting is:

How to move forward: Making time to focus on your own career

Are you unsure of a career path? Do you feel pulled in multiple directions and don’t seem to have time to think about your own future? Join us in a session led by Margaret Leipsitz and learn about career development and transition. Margaret brings over twenty five years of professional experience working in business, foundations, non-profits and government to the conversation.  Topics covered include: understanding your career passion, identifying your strengths, developing transferable skills and how to build a network when you are strapped for time.

Margaret Leipsitz is the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Newton Department of Senior Services. She worked at the John F. Kennedy Library, Putnam Investments, and the Children’s Museum and has consulted on various strategic planning efforts for cities and foundations.

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April 19: Jody Gastfriend, Care.com *ROOM 450

PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE – WE WILL BE IN ROOM 450 THIS MONTH

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 4th Floor (Room 450)
Please note we have a new parking location at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St).

Join us as we hear from Jody Gastfriend, VP of Care Management at Care.com. She will be discussing how technology can be a tool for older adults, as well as how to make technology accessible to older adults and how to reach the older adult consumer.

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March 15: March Mentor Madness *ROOM 450

PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE – WE WILL BE IN ROOM 450 THIS MONTH

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 4th Floor (Room 450)
Please note we have a new parking location at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St).

The Boston Bridge Mentorship Program matches leaders in the field of aging with emerging leaders in a member’s area of interest.  This is a great way to connect with a leader about advancing your career.  Some of our mentors who will speak this evening are:  Andrea Cohen, Co-founder & CEO of HouseWorks, Kathleen McInnes-Dittrich, Associate Professor and Chair of the Older Adults and Families Concentration at the Boston College School of Social Work, and Aline Russotto, Executive Director of Orchard Cove.

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February 15: Dr. Schreiber, Medical Director of Evidence-based Programs at Hebrew SeniorLife *ROOM 650

PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE – WE WILL BE IN ROOM 650 THIS MONTH

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 6th Floor (Room 650)
Please note we have a new parking location at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St).

Join us as we hear from Dr. Schreiber, Medical Director of Evidence-based Programs at Hebrew SeniorLife. He will be discussing whether we can build a sustainable healthcare system that meets the needs of older adults.

RSVP here