Andrea’s Reflections

Andrea Weaver

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...
Happy 25th Birthday to the Bridges Program! - The Bridges program turned 25 years old this autumn. Bridges Together Founder and Executive Director Andrea J. Fonte Weaver reflects on the 25-year (and counting!) Bridges journey… It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago,...

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