Bridges Together Briefs MA Legislators

L-R, Ms. Fonte Weaver of BT ED, Reps. James Kelcourse and Carmine Gentile, and Ms. Almeida of BT


Massachusetts State Representative Carmine Gentile of Sudbury hosted a briefing for st


ate legislators to learn about Bridges Together and the work

we are doing to combat social ills and health risks in the Commonwealth, including bullying, isolation and ageism. Beth Almeida, BT Board member attended with Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, Founder and Executive Director of Bridges Together who reported on how the organization is training, coaching and providing resources for senior center staff, teachers, librarians and others to effectively unite the generations.  She shared about the budget amendment that will be proposed by Rep. Gentile to build an online training platform in order to provide a cost-effective, evidence-based training to any community that desires it. Click here to see the handout.

We are grateful to Rep. Gentile and his aide Joe Russo for hosting the briefing and to all who came. For more information, please contact Andrea @

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