The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is devoted to supporting innovative approaches to improving health and wellness in diverse communities, with a focus on promoting age-friendly practices. The Bridges program is currently implemented in 25 communities throughout Massachusetts, as well as California and Michigan, and we are looking forward to equipping even more communities to build intergenerational bridges.
According to Bridges Together Founder and Executive Director Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, “It is with great joy and deep gratitude that we accept this grant from The Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Through this grant, we will be able to train teachers, staff in aging services and community agencies to implement our Bridges Program Curricula which unites adults 60+ and youth to share fun, educational experiences and learn from one another – transforming lives today and tomorrow. It is a great honor to receive this grant from Tufts and we recognize that in doing so, we join many esteemed organizations committed to improving the lives of elders. We look forward to collaborating with Tufts and dozens of organizations across the state to create Intergenerational bridges in age-integrated communities.”
If you are interested in using the award-winning Bridges Program Curricula Suite – a ready-made tool for building intergenerational bridges between adults aged 60+ and youth from preschool to high school – in your community, contact Intergenerational Facilitator Julie Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.793.9509.