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Encore Careers: New Study Highlights Challenges Of Transition | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Fifty

Transitioning into an "encore career" can be a lengthy and expensive process, and more support mechanisms are needed to help post 50s bridge the gap, ...

Post50s Embrace 'Encore' Careers

USA Today | Sandra Block | Posted 11.23.2011 | Fifty

Lara Hara, 56, an engineer at Intel in Cupertino, Calif., isn't ready to retire, but he wants a break from his high-pressure job. Like many Boomers, h...

Innovators Over 60 Win $100,000 For Contributions To Communities

Evan Allis | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

Each year, social think tank Civic Ventures awards the Purpose Prize to individuals over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social ...

How to Thrive Over 50 By Focusing on the "Bright Spots"

Karma Kitaj | Posted 12.27.2011 | Fifty
Karma Kitaj

How often do we encounter people who seem to notice nothing but trouble? They focus on the negative, on criticizing, intimidating, fear-mongering.

Retirees Try Teaching As A Second Career | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Their reasons for wanting to teach are as diverse as their professional backgrounds. They are retired engineers, Army lieutenants, business executives...

Promoting AIDS Awareness In Women Over 50

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.28.2011 | Impact

In the mid 1980s one of Jacki Gethner's oldest girlfriends was badly injured in a car accident, and grew addicted to her IV pain medication. Jacki tal...

Who's in Charge Here? Retaining the Next Generation in Philanthropy

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

This is the first time in history that society is experiencing a delay in leadership transition, as people live longer and retire later. The economic recession has further delayed retirement plans.

Blending Agriculture and Technology to Create New Jobs

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Tim Will's work in organic farming has just been recognized with a 2009 Purpose Prize. He's been recognized for demonstrating creative and effective work to tackle social problems.