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Bridges Together in the Media

Take a look at the news coverage Bridges Together has been receiving lately:

Ashland: High school students record the stories of seniors — MetroWest Daily News, 6/15/2017

Hyannis woman earns Boston Post Cane Award — Barnstable Patriot, 6/9/2017

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn hosting Bridges Together scavenger hunt — The Sudbury Town Crier, 5/22/2017

Thurston Middle School hosts Bridges Together program — The Westwood Press, 4/12/2017

‘Bridges Together’ makes memories for Lee students, seniors — The Berkshire Eagle, 3/20/2017

Bridges Together program unites Lee Elementary fourth graders, local seniors — Berkshire Record, 3/17-23-2017

Bridging the generational divide: Nonprofit connects Amesbury kids with seniors — Newburyport News, 3/14/2017

Local veterans honored at South Hadley breakfast — Daily Hampshire Gazette, 2/16/2017

Jen Maseda interviews Andrea Weaver — Woman2Woman Today, 2/7/2017

Seniors, children spend time ‘Getting to Know You’ — Newburyport News, 2/6/2017

Building a bridge to ‘lifelong learning’ — Leominster Champion, 5/13/2016

Leominster’s Appleseed School builds ‘Bridges’ between generations — Sentinel & Enterprise, 5/11/2016

Students present about the Bridges program for the Fitchburg School Committee Meeting (at approximately the 7:50 mark)– Fitchburg Access Television, 4/26/2016

New phase for age-friendly Yarmouth — The Register/WickedLocal Yarmouth, 4/24/2016

Nonprofit forms bridges across generations — The Boston Globe, 3/27/2016

BRIDGES Across Generations: Seniors and Students Teach Each Other — Burlington Cable Access Television, 3/25/2016

Bridges Together Inc. Hosts Statewide Summit — MetroWest Daily News, 2/10/2016

Bridges Together Inc. hosts statewide summit — The Sudbury Town Crier, 2/7/2016

Bridges Together connects young, old in Fitchburg — Worcester Telegram, 2/5/2016

Fowler School Bridges: Growing Together program links seniors and students — The Beacon-Villager, 12/22/2015

Bridges Together at Fowler School in Maynard brings students and seniors together — The Beacon-Villager, 11/12/2015

Bridges Together received $60k gift — The Sudbury Town Crier, 8/30/2015

Maggie Rose March Interviews Andrea Weaver — What’s Going On? Belmont Media Center, 5/1/2015

Bridges Together links seniors, kids at Girls. Inc. — Worcester Telegram, 4/1/2015

Building bridges between generations — The Sudbury Town Crier, 4/11/2014

Bridges Together Blog

Videos

Click here for the Bridges Together YouTube channel, where you can view a series of videos about the program and the participants.

Take a look at our Bridges: Our Smarts program in action in the Chelmsford Public Library.

 

Below is a recently televised interview with Andrea Fonte Weaver, founder and executive director of Bridges Together.

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Awards

Andrea Fonte Weaver has received numerous awards for her work, including:

  • Wheelock College Alumni Association, Boston, Elizabeth Peabody Palmer Award “in recognition of extensive and outstanding work improving the lives of children and their families and demonstrated commitment to finding unity in all types of diversity,” 2014
  • Wheelock College, Boston, “125 Outstanding Alumni Improving the Lives of Children and Their Families,” 2013
  • Holy Cross Club of Greater Boston, “Crusader of the Year” Award, 2013

The Town of Sudbury, MA received the following awards for the Bridges program:

  • Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA)
  • The R.O.S.E. Award from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for resourceful innovation in serving elders

Andrea's Reflections

Andrea Weaver

A Recipe for Success: Bridges Together Fundraiser with Pampered Chef Until 10/30 - Creating successful and meaningful intergenerational programming is like baking a pie — do you have all the right tools? You can read Andrea’s thoughts about that here. Here’s a fun way that you can support...
Unity is Strength: Andrea’s Birthday Reflections After Attending a Governor’s Council on Aging Listening Session - “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” I turned 47 on Wednesday. We laughed this week about all of my grey hair – and how I earned every single...
Intergenerational Month: A Conversation with Andrea - Have you heard? September is Intergenerational Month! Bridges Together is thrilled to be continuing the work of the organization Intergeneration Month. (Click here to read our post originally announcing this “passing of the torch.”)Sandy Kraemer,...
An Executive Director Reflects on the Cummings Family…and Her Own Family - As Bridges Together board member Michele Fisher and I pulled up to TradeCenter 128 in Woburn, we were warmly greeted: “Are you here for the $100K for 100 reception?” “YES!” we exclaimed. The greeter graciously gave...
Bridges Together a Recipient of a $100K for 100 Grant from Cummings Foundation! - Bridges Together is absolutely thrilled to be a recipient of one of Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 grants! We applied for funding, distributed over three years, specifically to hire a grant writer. Our founder and...
What I’ve Learned Along the Way: Andrea’s Thoughts on Elder Care - “Elder care” is something that almost all of us will have to think about at some point, and for me, it’s recently become a personal issue. My relative’s brother – I’ll call him Jay –...
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Facts, Figures and Resources - The word “intergenerational” often conjures images of harmony, but there can be a harder side to to “intergenerational” as well. Bridges Together has a desire to shed light on the issue of grandparents raising grandkids,...
Countdown to April 2 with Bridges Together Fun Facts - As we gear up for Bridges Together’s big bash on April 2 to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Bridges program and the 5th anniversary of our incorporation as a 501(c)(3), we’ve been sharing 25...
Ask the Intergenerational Expert: Q & A with Bridges Together - Ask the Intergenerational Expert: We are starting an occasional series featuring Bridges Together’s responses to intergenerational-themed questions that we receive. Here’s our first one, fielded during a recent webinar. Question: What should we do when...
Andrea’s Reflections: The Art of Pie Making, aka The Art of Intergenerational Programming - This week, we received a call from a leading intergenerational organization. Their graduate student fellow was running into roadblocks trying to unite a preschool classroom with a community luncheon program. Our conversation started with a...

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