Marc Freedman’s WSJ “Experts” post #1 in 2016: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

We’re thrilled to see our CEO Marc Freedman’s piece on the real reasons millennials are living at home hit #1 on The Wall Street Journal’s 2016 Experts list! Read it here.

Our board member — and Milken Center for the Future of Aging — Paul Irving describes how changing the narrative of aging can amplify happiness for everyone, saying: “If we can figure out a way to keep people engaged longer, to connect across generations, and utilize the skills of older people in work places, volunteering and education, we’ll have a happier society.”

In this Foreign Policy article, our new Senior Fellow, Paul Taylor, looks at how the major demographic trends shaping the 21st century, including population aging, will shape the global community.

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Jim Emerman: The Systemic Segregation Of Schools

Marci Alboher: After Retirement, Finding a ‘Second Career’ as a Volunteer

Ann MacDougall: Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Sarah McKinney: The Bush Sisters Wrote the Obama Girls A Letter

Phyllis Segal: TEDX Or… What I Learned From Doing “The Thing” That Scared Me Most

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

According to the USDA, the New York Times reports, people who receive supplemental benefits to provide food for their families spend nearly 10c of every dollar on nutritionally vapid sweetened beverages. (And it’s not just people who receive benefits: Across the economic board, “more money was spent on soft drinks than any other item.”) We’d like to offer a timely counterpoint: Encore.org President Ann MacDougall recently spoke with former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch about his new venture, DailyTable, whose mission is “to help communities make great choices around food by making it easy for them to choose tasty, healthy, convenient and truly affordable meals and groceries.” Catch the full Q&A here, and for Boston locals interested in volunteering, Daily Table’s looking for help; details are here