From the Field: Bridges’ Profound Impact + A Grant Opportunity for YOUR Community


An intergenerational pair at Coburn

Bridges Together recently published research that points to the benefits of the Bridges program for youth and older adults alike. But what does that really “mean” and what does it look like for the people who participate?

The Coburn School in West Springfield is a recipient of a grant (issued by Tufts Health Plan Foundation via Bridges Together) and has been a steadfast supporter of Bridges for two years – not just because they think the program is “neat,” but because it has infiltrated the culture of their school and is tangibly changing lives!

First, read this letter of commitment written by school representatives as they applied to start another Bridges program at Coburn. Next read this blog post written by dedicated Bridges volunteer Susan.

Pretty great, right? Well, thanks to Tufts Health Plan Foundation, BT is again able to offer funding for communities that want to cultivate the type of meaningful connections that Susan and Bruce have found.

Here’s how:

Register for one of the following free webinars to receive step-by-step guidance for applying for funding:

  • Thursday, December 7 at 1 pm EST
  • Monday, December 11 at 3 pm EST

Click HERE to register for one of the above webinars.

For more information, contact Intergenerational Facilitator Julie Shaw via email or at 978.793.9509.


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