How Mayors Can Help Promote Successful Aging: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Our board member — and Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chair — Paul Irving makes a strong case in the Huffington Post for why mayors can do more to promote purpose and well-being in their communities. Also, check out the Center’s new site, for everything from thought-leadership to information on healthy, productive and purposeful aging.

Congrats to Age Wave founders Ken and Maddy Dychtwald, recipients of the 2016 Esalen Prize for Advancing Human Potential of Aging Population, whose contributions to the field have significantly changed how we think about aging. 

And another congrats to our friend Katie Orenstein, founder of the Op-Ed Project, who was just selected as a 2016 Ashoka Fellow for her work lifting up voices of women thought leaders in public discourse. 

A new post from Encore2016 Fast Pitch finalist Ryan Frederick’s Smart Living360 describes how volunteer programs like Experience Corps impact both children and the volunteers who serve them. 

Many older adults seek opportunities to continue working and serving their communities, with encore careers increasingly factoring into many workers’ plans.

NYC friends: Pace University’s Encore Transition Program is accepting applicants for its next class, which begins November 14; details here

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Eunice Nichols: Meet the Perennials

Eunice Nichols Meet the Perennials

Ann MacDougall: The Power of a Dinner Table

Ann MacDougall The Power of a Dinner Table

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Know any young women in Minneapolis/St. Paul or Los Angeles who are looking for an opportunity to receive useful school, work and life skills? The PowHERful™ Summits will offer a free day of mentoring for young women, featuring Soledad O’Brien. Sign up here for the Twin Cities event on October 29th, and here for the December 10th event in Los Angeles.