January 18th: Amy Schechtman, CEO 2 Life Communities

Happy New Year! Please RSVP here for Boston Bridge Meeting on Wednesday, January 18th at 6pm.  Due to the recent end of holidays, winter weather & local uptick in respiratory illnesses, we encourage those attending in person to self test negative for COVID 19. Additionally, we ask that all in person attendees wear masks.

We will be hearing from Amy Schechtman:

Amy Schechtman is CEO of 2 Life Communities, an organization dedicated to empowering older adults to live with joy and purpose in housing that is affordable. Amy has a deep commitment to social justice and her work to advance affordable housing, economic development and equity are proof of that. As a leader for the concept of aging in community, Amy serves on the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in MA and was President of Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association which is the organization for affordable housing professionals.  Amy will speak to Boston Bridge about the housing initiatives she has created at 2 Life Communities and the housing crisis in Massachusetts for older adults.

If you have trouble day of, please email us at bostonbridgeinc@gmail.com.

Directions to the Sloan School can be found on the homepage of our website (bostonbridge.org). We will meet on the 5th floor in Room 550.

Parking is available after 5PM for MIT affiliates in the Amherst Street E51 lot. Paid garage parking is available in the Hayward and Sloan garages.

November 16th: Robert Weisman, Boston Globe

Please RSVP here for Boston Bridge Meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 6pm.

We will hear from Robert Weisman of the Boston Globe.

Robert Weisman reports on Baby Boomers — their work, health, money, and lifestyle — and life after 50. He writes about retirement and reinvention, aging, and second acts. In his 22 years at The Globe, he has worked as a technology editor and a business writer covering high-tech and venture capital, management issues, hospitals, health care, and life sciences. Before coming to The Globe, he was a business editor and reporter for the Seattle Times, Hartford Courant, and New Haven Register. He is a native of Norwich, Conn., and a graduate of Boston University.

Topic: How I conceived and launched an Age Beat as part of The Globe’s beat reinvention initiative in 2017 and discovered a large audience for stories on getting older. It turns out there’s been so much to write about that my constant challenge is to figure out which stories are most important and will most interest our readers. 

If you have trouble day of, please email us at bostonbridgeinc@gmail.com.

Directions to the Sloan School can be found on the homepage of our website (bostonbridge.org). We will meet on the 5th floor in Room 550.

Parking is available after 5PM for MIT affiliates in the Amherst Street E51 lot. Paid garage parking is available in the Hayward and Sloan garages.

Boston Bridge Replication Manual

In an effort to promote the great need for innovation and education within the field of aging as well as responding to inquiries for similar organizations, we have developed “Boston Bridge Replication Manual – Professional Development for Emerging Leaders in the Field of Aging“.

It is our desire to share what we have learned with others, furthering our mission of inspiring and invigorating connected, passionate, and informed professionals to take part in the transformation of an aging America.

Feel free to download this manual.

Questions and comments are welcome at info@bostonbridge.org