The Intergenerational Symposium


Connecting the Dots will be an energetic and hope-filled meeting for people with all levels of intergenerational (IG) experience to come together, meet one another, share what they are doing, what challenges they have and how they would like to help unify and move this field forward.

Friday, September 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lasell College, Newton, MA


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9:00            Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:20            Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:45            Keynote speaker: David P Stevens, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council on Aging

10:30          Break

10:45          Affinity Groups: Exploring Pillars of Age-Integrated Communities

11:45          Lunch & Networking

12:30          White Paper and Awards

12:45          Town Hall: Unifying, Collaborating and Moving the Field Forward

1:45            Wrap-Up


Planning Committee Members

Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, BridgesTogether
Sarah Cavicchi, BridgesTogether
Andrea Hutter (Dree), BridgesTogether

Doug Dickson, Encore Boston Network
Lisa Moison, Fitchburg State University
Joann M. Montepare, Lasell College
Lisa Gorgone, MA Council for Home Care Aide Services
Olga Yulikova, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Jan Hively, Pass It on Network
Kerry Homstead, Treehouse Community
Yael Tetretti, Treehouse Foundation
Kathryn Portnow, Wheelock College


Thank you to our sponsors!!


2018 IG Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2018 IG Symposium is a great event to sponsor and have an elevated presence! Take a look at the options below and we hope you will be able to partner with us for this event! Please confirm your sponsorship level by completing and submitting this form as soon a possible. Bridges Together is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your sponsorship donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Our EIN is 45-5163085. We are very grateful for your generosity and support of Bridges Together and our efforts to connect and empower those who are uniting older adults and youth!


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