Bridges Together Blog

From the Field: A Week in the Life of BT from Quincy to South Hadley to Boston University

While the Bridges Program Curricula Suite might be Bridges Together’s most visible output, did you know that we also help others develop their own intergenerational programming using our tried-and-true “recipe”? The past week at BT…

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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…



In Our ‘Circle of Love’: BT Treasurer Beth Almeida & the “Magic” of Intergenerational Programs

It’s February, so let’s spread the love! At Bridges Together, we talk about our community and supporters as our “circle of love.” Because we like to spotlight people who support and love BT and believe…


The Ultimate Connection: Barnstable Launches its Community-Wide Intergenerational Leadership Team

The fourth community to receive our Community-Wide Intergenerational Leadership Team Grant was trained last week! (Ashland, South Hadley and West Boylston participated in trainings in December.) Barnstable already has a lot going on, intergenerational-wise, but…


From the Field: “I’m Getting as Much Out of This as the Kids Are!” Volunteering with Bridges: Lifelong Journeys

Since September, Andrea has been traveling up the road to Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School to facilitate the Bridges: Lifelong Journeys class that occurs during the school’s club period. A group of older adults and students…



Bridges Goes to Washington: Poster Session at the Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies

Did you know that the Bridges Program Curricula Suite supports the Common Core Curriculum? In fact, one longstanding Bridges community – Burlington, MA – incorporates Bridges: Growing Together into ELA lessons. (Bridges is run district-wide,…


“You don’t have to create something out of nothing!” The Bridges Program from the perspective of a Sr. Center Director

In 2015, Lina Arena-DeRosa, Director of the Westwood Council on Aging, met Bridges Together Founder and Executive Director Andrea J. Fonte Weaver. One of Lina’s friends – another COA director – had participated in the…


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