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.

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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November 20: Roberta Robertson, PACE

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 to hear from our very own Roberta Robertson as she teaches us about PACE programs. Roberta has over two decades of experience in elder services and is currently Director of Geriatric Outreach at The Elder Service Plan, the PACE program of Cambridge Health Alliance.

PACE, The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, offers coordinated, interdisciplinary care for people 55+ who have medical needs but want to continue to live in the community for as long as possible.

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.