Bring it to the Table: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

We’re thrilled to see our friend — and Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, which most recently brought you the gorgeous 2015 Purpose Prize videos — Julie Winokur’s film project “Bring it to the Table” featured in this Washington Post story.

In our newest story share with The Christian Science Monitor, learn how Doug Noll abandoned a traditional law practice for mediation and peace-making through his organization Prison of Peace, which brings mediation and peace-making skills to some of California’s toughest prisons.

Know an adult 50+ who’s using their experience to give back, solve problems and change lives? Nominate them for the AARP Purpose Prize™ award. 

And finally, we’re so proud to support older adults in the U.S. who engage in acts of service every day to help improve their communities! But the agency that coordinates national service programs may soon be at risk for elimination. If you share our belief in the value of service at all ages, show your support for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Visit the Voices for National Service site to learn how you can make a difference.

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Jim Emerman: Travel Abroad, in Your Own Country

Helen Zelon: Today’s Village: How the Faith Community Can Help Shape Our Nation’s Young People

Phyllis Segal: Four Ways to Be More Effective in Meetings

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The Aging2.0’s Global Startup Search is looking for the best startups focused on improving the lives of older adults around the world. Supported by Google for Entrepreneurs, the program will bring top startups from around the world to pitch their ideas to judges, an audience, and for finalists, a final pitch event at the Aging2.0 OPTIMIZE Conference in San Francisco November 14-15, 2017, where they’ll have a chance to receive a $10,000 cash award. See details here, and apply today.