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.

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

June 17: Boston Bridge June Conversation

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Zoom. See the RSVP email for Zoom details.

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Today, more than ever, we need to talk about social justice and advocacy. We are taking the opportunity for our June meeting to discuss issues of white privilege in our work with older adults, systemic racism more broadly, Black Lives Matter, and intersectionality. We hope you join us for this pertinent discussion as we look for ways to elevate these discussions in our aging field. 

In preparation for this meeting, we suggest watching this video with an overview of Systemic Racism in the video “Systemic Racism Explained” 

May 20: Lou Woolf (Zoom meeting)

6:00-8:00pm
Zoom Meeting

Join our zoom discussion on May 20th with Lou Woolf who is the president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, a top provider of senior care in the Boston area and a national leader in redefining the experience of aging. In light of our ever changing world Lou will be discussing his organization’s philosophy and approach as a front line service provider during to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how that fit (or didn’t) with their organizational culture.

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April 15: Survey Results & COVID-19

6-8PM via Zoom (details when you RSVP)

Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to shift around our speaker and topic. This month our board member Taylor Patskanick from the MIT AgeLab, will take us on a deep dive into the results from our recent organizational survey, “Checking in with Boston Bridge.” We will discuss key findings and its implications for Boston Bridge participants and members.

In the spirit of “checking in” we will use the second half of our meeting to discuss how we have been professionally impacted by COVID-19, with a particular focus on how the pandemic is impacting aging network services, our clients, and how our roles as professionals have changed. Time will also be provided for the sharing of information and resources to aid in this unprecedented time.

We can’t wait to see you virtually next week!

*Virtual Meeting* March 18: Mentor Madness

6:00-8:00pm

Due to concerns about COVID-19, our upcoming meeting will be held by video conference. As planned, we will begin the evening with an overview of Boston Bridge’s great mentoring opportunities, and then hear from some of our wonderful mentors.

Instructions on how to access the meeting on March 18th at 6pm are below. You can use your computer to follow the link, and use the sound on your computer to listen in. You can turn on your webcam if you’d like.

Alternatively, you can dial in to the meeting by phone (see phone numbers below).

If you have any issues when trying to access the webinar, please email bostonbridgeinc@gmail.com, and we will try to help as best we can!

Thank you so much, and we’re looking forward to seeing you – virtually – next week!

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Topic: March meeting: Mentor Madness
Time: Mar 18, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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February 19: Cal Halvorsen *room 450

6:00-8:00pm
MIT Sloan School of Management, 4th Floor (Room 450) – Note, this is different than our typical room, it’s one floor down
Please note you can park at the Tang Building (2 Amherst St) or any metered spots in the area. (Parking at 2 Amherst St is still available after 5pm despite the detours.)

Cal Halvorsen, PhD, MSW is an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and Public Voices Fellow with Encore.org. His research interests include late-life self-employment and entrepreneurship, encore careers, and older adults as social innovators.  Join us as Cal discusses his current research, including the antecedents, experiences, and outcomes of longer working lives.  

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January 15: End of life planning innovations

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) or any metered spots in the area. (Parking at 2 Amherst St is still available after 5pm despite the detours.)

Join us as Ariel Sherry and Ailene Gerhardt tell us about innovations changing the way we talk about and plan for end-of-life, including Cake and Hello. We’ll get to try both and learn how these platforms are making a difference.

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December 18: 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) or any metered spots in the area. (Parking at 2 Amherst St is still available after 5pm despite the detours.)

Join us at our December meeting for a thought-provoking discussion with City Life/Vida Urbana Executive Director Lisa Owens. Lisa is a local educator, community builder and social justice advocate and will lead us in a discussion about social justice and the importance of taking time to reflect on important topics.

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