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Bridges Together in the Media

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

‘Bridges Together’ makes memories for Lee students, seniors — The Berkshire Eagle, 3/20/2017

Bridges Together program unites Lee Elementary fourth graders, local seniors — Berkshire Record, 3/17-23-2017

Bridging the generational divide: Nonprofit connects Amesbury kids with seniors — Newburyport News, 3/14/2017

Jen Maseda interviews Andrea Weaver — Woman2Woman Today, 2/7/2017

Seniors, children spend time ‘Getting to Know You’ — Newburyport News, 2/6/2017

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

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

Students present about the Bridges program for the Fitchburg School Committee Meeting (at approximately the 7:50 mark)– Fitchburg Access Television, 4/26/2016

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

Maggie Rose March Interviews Andrea Weaver — What’s Going On? Belmont Media Center, 5/1/2015

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

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

Bridges Together Blog


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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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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Facts, Figures and Resources - The word “intergenerational” often conjures images of harmony, but there can be a harder side to to “intergenerational” as well. Bridges Together has a desire to shed light on the issue of grandparents raising grandkids,...
Countdown to April 2 with Bridges Together Fun Facts - As we gear up for Bridges Together’s big bash on April 2 to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Bridges program and the 5th anniversary of our incorporation as a 501(c)(3), we’ve been sharing 25...
Ask the Intergenerational Expert: Q & A with Bridges Together - Ask the Intergenerational Expert: We are starting an occasional series featuring Bridges Together’s responses to intergenerational-themed questions that we receive. Here’s our first one, fielded during a recent webinar. Question: What should we do when...
Andrea’s Reflections: The Art of Pie Making, aka The Art of Intergenerational Programming - This week, we received a call from a leading intergenerational organization. Their graduate student fellow was running into roadblocks trying to unite a preschool classroom with a community luncheon program. Our conversation started with a...
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...

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