Your Vote Needed August 8! Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

On August 8, you’ll get a chance to judge your favorites from among 15 semi-finalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. We’ll announce the five finalists in September, and two winners will receive $50,000 in October. Make sure you’ve signed up for Gen2Gen updates to get the full details when voting goes live next Tuesday! (click to tweet)

Our board member Ellen Goodman sits down with O, The Oprah Magazine to discuss “the most important conversation you’ll ever have,” and models how to have the end-of-life conversation with her daughter, Katie. (click to tweet)

We love this article by Rabbi Laura Geller about becoming “one who has acquired wisdom,” and with a spiritual lens on the aging experience. (click to tweet)

If you’re interested in tutoring in your encore, check out this Next Avenue piece on why many people over 50 are already doing it (and you should, too)! (click to tweet)

If you’re looking for a simple way to bring together people of all generations in your community to share stories about intergenerational connection, and explore opportunities to get involved, join us in our next experiment, the Gen2Gen Circle! (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Stef Weiss: Free Lunch at the LibraryThe New York Times

Ann MacDougall: Surviving as an old in the tech worldWired

Phyllis Segal: John F. Kennedy New Frontier AwardsJohn F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

It may be summer recess time for Congress, but we’ve still got national service on our mind! Over 75 national service advocates have signed up with Voices for National Service to help lead District meetings over the August break. If you haven’t signed up, but want to help, register here. (click to tweet)