We Are the Elders Who Remain.

We Are the Elders Who Remain.

As the people in Pittsburgh begin to bury their loved ones, massacred inside the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, my thoughts turn to my own father’s funeral last year and a passage from the Talmud read that day. It’s the story of a rabbi passing through a field,...

Who won The Encore Prize?

Critical Bridge and Hire Autism win $50,000 awards to bring mentors over 50 into the lives of young people who need champions Excitement was in the air, as the five finalists for The Encore Prize gave their three-minute pitches to a live audience of 125 people in...

Summer’s here. What are you reading?

I’m no fan of bugs and heat, and I’m not great at rest and relaxation, but I do love baseball (most years) and books. If you’re looking for encore reading this summer, I hope you’ll check out these great new titles. Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to...

$50,000 Prizes for Five Social Entrepreneurs Over 50

Dear friends, This past week marked a milestone for Encore.org and a new beginning for the Purpose Prize – now the AARP Purpose Prize™ and now open for nominations. Do you know extraordinary people over 50 who use their life experience to make a better future for all?...

Welcoming Paul Taylor, Encore.org Senior Fellow

It’s a great pleasure to introduce Paul Taylor, Encore.org’s new Senior Fellow—and the first of our Fellows to focus on thought leadership and cultural change. Paul is a distinguished journalist, author, speaker and researcher with a focus in recent years...