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.

Oct 20: Home Care Aide Council & Home Care Alliance of MA

Hi all! We can’t wait to see you virtually this October to kick off the new year of Boston Bridge.

We will have representatives from the Home Care Aide Council & Home Care Alliance of MA joining us to discuss the direct care workforce.

They’ll discuss what working in home care is like (home health aide, homemaker, etc.), who works in these positions, and how these services are paid for. They’ll discuss the safety challenges, interdisciplinary challenges, and what the field has learned about protecting this essential workforce and their clients in the last year. We hope you’ll join us for a discussion of these very timely issues.

June 2021: BB Networking

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

This year has been an unusual one, and the Boston Bridge Board would like to thank you for your patience and participation as we relied on Zoom for all of our meetings. We recognize that this new format left less opportunity for the networking for which Boston Bridge is known.

This month we will devote our meeting to networking with one another through small breakout sessions. Come ready to chat and make connections!

May 19: Jeff Weiss

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

This month we will here from Jeff Weiss, the President and CEO of Age of Majority, a marketing consulting group. Jeff will define Active Aging consumers, a group who spend close to $3 trillion on products and services every year. He will describe the mistaken way society portrays this group and explain why by crushing these myths and breaking the stigma and stereotypes attached to older consumers, there is a significant opportunity to change how society and businesses/organizations see and engage older, active adults so that everyone benefits.

April 21: Elders for Climate Action

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

This month we will be joined by elder activists from the Massachusetts chapter of Elders for Climate Action. Tina Grosowsky and Seth Evans will speak about the ECA’s climate change advocacy work, including how they help concerned elders become effective climate change activists and leverage a multigenerational lens in doing their work.

March 17: Rebecca Gutman

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

Rebecca Gutman is Vice President of Homecare with 1199SEIU, a multi-state healthcare workers Union.

Rebecca will discuss the gains made by Personal Care Attendants through 1199SEIU and the continuing need to lift up homecare jobs in order to provide quality care to seniors and people with disabilities.

February 17: Dr. Ryan Chin

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

Dr. Ryan C.C. Chin is the CEO and Co-founder of Optimus Ride Inc. – an MIT spinoff company based in Boston, MA that develops self-driving technologies that enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility access. Dr. Chin is a leading expert in the area of Smart Cities and urban mobility systems. Dr. Chin will be talking with us about Optimus Ride’s recent work, including how they are rethinking urban mobility and the implications of autonomous mobility systems for older drivers.

January 13: Grassroots Aging Professionals Networks


The meeting will be January 13 (note, this is the second Wednesday) held 6:00pm to 7:30pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

This month will feature a panel discussion with representatives from three grassroots organizations founded to help support and develop professionals in the field of aging. Alongside representatives from our very own Boston Bridge (MA), we welcome founders of EmergingAging (NY) and Emerging Leaders in Aging (CO). We’ll explore how each group got started, what they’re currently focused on, and what they hope to do in the future.