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ABOUT

weaving together practice & theory

With joy and passion, I am thrilled to gather and share my wisdom and experience with you! Through the years, I've amassed a large array of tools that I am happy to share so that you may be successful!

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Both professionally and spiritually, I have been a leader, trainer, facilitator, curriculum developer and author. I have won multiple awards for my leadership, work and service. I developed the award-winning BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum which has united 25,000+ older adults and students to explore aging as a lifelong journey. I've earned multiple professional certifications in addition to my MS in Intergenerational Studies from Boston University – Wheelock College and BA in Sociology with a Gerontology Certificate from the College of the Holy Cross. I am thrilled to be in seminary now and expect to be an ordained interfaith/ inter spiritual minister in 2022.

 

Personally, I am a grateful wife, Mama Bear to 4 brilliant, brown-skinned sons, devoted daughter and enthusiastic sister, niece, cousin and aunt. I am an adventurous and faithful companion to an amazing God-squad of friends on life’s journey. I've served as a mentor in academic, professional and spiritual settings. Those I journey with often describe me as warm demander who encourages the very best in those around me. I am a gatherer who welcomes all who need a hug, yummy meal or cozy home. I'm an avid quilter who wraps people in love. I pray that I am a joyful instrument of God’s healing love and grace.

Professional Biography

Andrea J. Weaver is best known as Founder & Executive Director of Bridges Together, Inc., the globally recognized organization dedicated to empowering leaders to connect generations. She delivers dynamic trainings and presentations to hundreds every year – helping people understand why we need to unite older adults and youth as well as how to do so effectively. Andrea developed the award-winning BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum which has united more than 25,000 older adults and students to explore aging as a lifelong journey. Additionally, the Bridging Groups/ Bridging Families monthly how-to-guides are used across the world. She has coached more than 80 communities on developing intergenerational initiatives, has presented at more than 65 conferences, and is a regular contributor to publications on aging, education, and corporate workforce issues. She initiated and has lead the agenda, content and discussions at The Intergenerational Symposium, an annual event bringing together professionals for an exchange of ideas and actionable steps. In all of her work, Andrea effortlessly combines the art and science of intergenerational engagement. Andrea J. Weaver and the BRIDGES™ Program Curriculum have been recognized through several prestigious awards including 2017 Innovator of the Year from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging Association and the 2016 Generations United Program of Distinction. In addition to her MS in Intergenerational Studies from Boston University – Wheelock College and BA in Sociology with a Gerontology Certificate from the College of the Holy Cross, she holds certificates in aging leadership, community leadership and volunteer management. Passionate, informed, and focused, Andrea J. Weaver raises awareness and proposes solutions which are having a positive impact on the well-being of our elders and youth as well as our greater society. 

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