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.

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.

November 18: De Novo (John Froio & Courtney Libon)

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Zoom. RSVP here

You will receive Zoom details when you register.

John Froio is the Deputy Director and Courtney Libon is the Housing and Disability Law Supervisor at De Novo. De Novo provides free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people in Cambridge, MA. John and Courtney will provide an overview of De Novo and its unique model, and will address their response to the lifting of the eviction moratorium in Massachusetts.

October 21: Jumaada Abdal-Khallaq Henry Smith

The meeting will be held 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Zoom. RSVP here.

See the RSVP email for Zoom details.

Jumaada Abdal-Khallaq Henry Smith, J.D. is the Coordinator of the Goldenaires of Freedom House. Jumaada is a Boston community advocate for underrepresented neighborhoods. She is a founding committee member for Age Strong’s Age-Friendly Boston’s Advisory Committee and Black History Month Committee, member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  (NAACP-Boston), Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO), Veterans and Friends of Gourdin Memorial Park, and the Chair of the Boston Juneteenth Committee. She will be speaking to us about the Goldenaires and how older adults are moving the needle on civic engagement.  

September 16: Maureen Bisognano

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

Maureen Bisognano is President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, who has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine among other distinctions. She is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Research Associate at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Co-Chair of the Mass Coalition for Serious Illness Care with Atul Gawande. She will be speaking to us about global innovations in healthcare as it relates to aging.