Author: Betsy Werley

South Korea – redefining life in the “homo hundred” era

If you want to experience a bold, sophisticated program engaging older adults, head straight to a Seoul 50Plus campus in South Korea’s capital. In May, I met with leaders of the 50Plus program, participated in their first anniversary conference and toured the Central Campus. I’ve seen a lot of encore programs in my role as […]

Encore Talent Works: Building the Market for Encore Talent

In a marketplace driven by supply and demand, can the demand for encore talent – experienced, 50+ adults who want to make a difference – generate ample opportunities for the steady supply of encore-seekers who want to work in social-impact roles? Can we educate the market to understand the powerful human resource embodied in encore […]

Encore Innovation Conversations: Encore Help for People with Dementia

People with dementia and their families often express the desire to continue to live at home. ReServe’s Dementia Care Coaching program taps the strengths of encore talent to support people in their daily lives – often, making a crucial difference. The project was the winner of a $5,000 prize at’s Fast Pitch contest in […]

Encore Talent in Local Government

Start the new year with a new appreciation for the role of encore talent in local government — and how employers, organizations and individuals can capitalize on the “Experience Dividend.” In writing the article, I focused on practical advice for people and groups interested in the encore idea and the encore movement, as well as […]

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