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An Encore of Service

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.08.2017 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Surveys show that at least 45 million of the more than 100 million Americans over 50 are eager to serve their communities and country in their later years. Most worry they are leaving the world in worse condition than they inherited and want to make it right.

Why The Population's Aging Should Be Seen As An Asset

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.28.2017 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

One of the most brilliant things about Marc Freedman's Encore is its starting point: it sees the aging of the population as an asset. It sees these extra decades of life as a resource that can -- and must -- be put to good use.

5 Lessons DeNiro's "Intern" Can Teach You

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.09.2016 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.

Meet The Guru Of Second Act Careers

Joe Seldner | Posted 06.19.2016 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

You've reached a certain age -- over 50? 60? 70? -- and stage in your life: Your energy level is still high, the desire to help others is stronger than ever, and the concept of retirement makes you shudder. So what do you do?

Proof That Life Really Can Begin At 60

John Tarnoff | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For anyone who needs proof that life can begin at 60, last week's Encore Conference 2014 in Tempe, Arizona was the place to find it.

Meet 2 Boomers Making A Real Impact Through Their Encore Careers

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff is preparing to honor social entrepreneurs over 60 at next week's Encore Conference. Through recognizing these Boomer pioneers, I believe we will begin to define a better sense of what our generation is capable of in the coming decades, and, most importantly, to better persuade the rest of society just how important our continued leadership is going to be for everyone's collective future.

Why 'Retirement' Is A Dirty And Dangerous Word

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Retirement has gone from being an expected right and privilege to a broken promise and a cruel joke. No use crying over spilled milk, but let's stop talking about Retirement as if it's going to happen -- or at least as if it's going to happen the way they told us it was going to happen.

How This Woman Turned A Fellowship Into An Encore Career

John Tarnoff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

For Boomers who have spent their career mostly in one or two jobs within the same industry, the prospect of flipping to a new career after so many years can be beyond daunting. It is inspiring when we discover Boomer compatriots who demonstrate that setting an intention, coupled with a sense of purpose, can make career reinvention a relatively smooth process.

This Woman Took Caregiving To The Next Level -- And Helps Thousands

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Baby Boomers are often caught in a difficult bind. Many of us are still in the process of launching our kids out into the real world after high school or college, while also confronting the health care needs of our aging parents. Some of us not only rise to these challenges, but go a few steps further to turn our experience into an opportunity to help others.

Meet 7 People Over 60 Who Are Changing The World

Next Avenue | Richard Eisenberg | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg Maybe you recall these Crosby Stills and Nash lyrics, as I do: We can change the world Rearrang...

Why This Former Ice Capades Owner Now Wants To Only Spread Peace

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.30.2013 | Fifty

As CEO of Recreation World, Carole Sumner Krechman and her husband Sheldon owned and operated the Ice Capades as well as 22 ice-skating and roller-ska...

Why We Must Remodel The Workplace Today

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

In her book 'Lean In,' Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg called it 'the ultimate chicken and egg situation.' She is talking about the endless back and forth about what is holding women back from Having It All, whether the system needs to change in order for women to get ahead or whether women need to get ahead to change the system. There are problems to this discussion.

Why This Former Toy Store Owner Is Now Reinventing Foster Care

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.08.2013 | Fifty

In the fall of 1998, Judy Cockerton's husband handed her a newspaper article about a 5-month-old boy in foster care who had been kidnapped right from ...

Enough About "Having It All"!

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

All we want; all we are entitled to; all any citizen -- woman or man -- of any age can expect from society is the opportunity to explore their own potential to contribute to the world they live in -- and the prospect of Having Enough.

Innovators Over 60 Tackle World's Problems [VIDEO]

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With millions of baby boomers reaching retirement and the end of their professional careers, many are looking for a way to continue to contribute mean...