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Bridges Together in the Media

Take a look at the news coverage Bridges Together has been receiving lately:

Building a bridge to ‘lifelong learning’ — Leominster Champion, 5/13/2016

Leominster’s Appleseed School builds ‘Bridges’ between generations — Sentinel & Enterprise, 5/11/2016

New phase for age-friendly Yarmouth — The Register/WickedLocal Yarmouth, 4/24/2016

Nonprofit forms bridges across generations — The Boston Globe, 3/27/2016

BRIDGES Across Generations: Seniors and Students Teach Each Other — Burlington Cable Access Television, 3/25/2016

Bridges Together Inc. Hosts Statewide Summit — MetroWest Daily News, 2/10/2016

Bridges Together Inc. hosts statewide summit — The Sudbury Town Crier, 2/7/2016

Bridges Together connects young, old in Fitchburg — Worcester Telegram, 2/5/2016

Fowler School Bridges: Growing Together program links seniors and students — The Beacon-Villager, 12/22/2015

Bridges Together at Fowler School in Maynard brings students and seniors together — The Beacon-Villager, 11/12/2015

Bridges Together received $60k gift — The Sudbury Town Crier, 8/30/2015

Bridges Together links seniors, kids at Girls. Inc. — Worcester Telegram, 4/1/2015

Building bridges between generations — The Sudbury Town Crier, 4/11/2014

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Videos

Click here for the Bridges Together YouTube channel, where you can view a series of videos about the program and the participants.

Take a look at our Bridges: Our Smarts program in action in the Chelmsford Public Library.

 

Below is a recently televised interview with Andrea Fonte Weaver, founder and executive director of Bridges Together.

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Awards

Andrea Fonte Weaver has received numerous awards for her work, including:

  • Wheelock College Alumni Association, Boston, Elizabeth Peabody Palmer Award “in recognition of extensive and outstanding work improving the lives of children and their families and demonstrated commitment to finding unity in all types of diversity,” 2014
  • Wheelock College, Boston, “125 Outstanding Alumni Improving the Lives of Children and Their Families,” 2013
  • Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston, “Crusader of the Year” Award, 2013

The Town of Sudbury, MA received the following awards for the Bridges program:

  • Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA)
  • The R.O.S.E. Award from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for resourceful innovation in serving elders

Andrea's Reflections

Andrea Weaver

Happy 25th Birthday to the Bridges Program! - The Bridges program turned 25 years old this autumn. Bridges Together Founder and Executive Director Andrea J. Fonte Weaver reflects on the 25-year (and counting!) Bridges journey… It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago,...
Andrea’s Opening Remarks at the Massachusetts Intergenerational Strategies Summit - On February 4, 2016, Bridges Together hosted a Statewide Intergenerational Strategies Summit at The Grange in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Below are the opening remarks of Founder and Executive Director Andrea J. Fonte Weaver: Welcome! I am...
What’s in a Name? The Conversation about “Seniors” - A few months ago, NextAvenue posted a piece by Monica H. Schaeffer about coining a new term for “seniors.” It was shared again on social media recently, and we posted that piece on our Facebook...
Why, Where, Who? Thank YOU for Supporting Bridges Together - A thank you from Andrea, as she reflects on Bridges Together’s Annual Giving Program. I woke up this morning singing the refrain from one of Mr. Rogers’ songs which begins… “Some things I don’t understand…”...
Gratitude for Growth in 2015…and Beyond! - Some reflections on 2015 by our founder and executive director, Andrea: At this time of year, we often take time to remember the past with gratitude and joy as we plan for the future. 2015 has...
Families & Systems: Andrea’s Reflections on The Color of Water, by James McBride - At Bridges Together, we talk so much about creating opportunities for generations to come together. And we encourage people to do that within their own families. Last week, I was engrossed in the book The...
New book recommendations from teachers and Bridges Together - We are delighted to share a few new book recommendations that are also teacher-endorsed! Click here to see the entire intergenerationally-themed list we’ve prepared. We welcome your input, too. If you have a book to recommend, please...
The New…What to Expect When You are Expecting… - How many of us (or people in our circle of love) read What to Expect When You Are Expecting by Murkoff and Mazel? We knew what each phase of our pregnancies would bring. We became...
To life, to life, to Ed! - Last weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of attending Dr. Ed Klugman’s “90th birthday party – in preparation for his 100th”! Ed, as I and others fondly call him, dedicated his career to education, most...
An intergenerational trip to the art museum - This week, I had the distinct pleasure of leading a Coffee Connection at The Fitchburg Art Museum! What a treasure this museum is – filled with engaging exhibits and hands-on activities for people of all...

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