Bridges Together to Offer 4 Workshops in May with MCOA

From Nice to Necessary:  Why We Need Intergenerational Programs and How To Build Effective Ones

Have you ever wanted to start an intergenerational program but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a program that you would like to expand? Are you wondering why these programs are so important? Join us for a lively discussion filled with lots of real-life examples. We’ll start with some of the societal and demographic changes that have created the need for such programs. We’ll examine the key components of successful intergenerational programs and strategize about how to take an existing program to the next level. We will also discuss how to initiate a program in your own community.

Led by Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, an intergenerational specialist with more than 20 years in the field, Andrea is a dynamic leader who has presented at state and national conferences. Her award-winning curriculum; Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together has been used throughout Massachusetts since 1991. Based on the encouragement of people who have benefitted from Bridges, last year she founded Bridges Together, a 501(c)3 dedicated to intergenerational programming.

Representatives from senior centers, councils on aging, schools, and community organizations are encouraged to attend.  Please consider making a lunch reservation at the senior center to spend more time networking with Andrea.

These workshops will be held from 9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
You choose the day and location that works best for you!

  • Holyoke COA – May 8, 2013 (291 Pine Street – 413.322.5625)
  • Wilmington COA – May 15, 2013 (15 School Street – 978.657.7595)
  • Northborough COA – May 22, 2013  (119 Bearfoot Road – 508.393.5035)
  • Duxbury COA – May 29, 2013  (10 Mayflower Street – 781.934.5774)

Registration Deadline: 1 week prior to workshop.
Registration Cost: $10.00 includes morning coffee and light refreshments
Call the Mass. Councils on Aging (MCOA) to make a reservation 413.527.6425.

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