How to Make the Most of Longer Lives

This past September, I traveled to China for a meeting of the World Economic Forum, the so-called “Summer Davos.” It was a remarkable gathering–a non-stop global ideasfest, involving some 1,500 science, technology and business leaders, along with an...

The Case for a National ‘Legacy Corps’

If Washington lawmakers could pass one policy to benefit older Americans in 2015, it should be a brand-new Legacy Corps, a policy innovation to support and mobilize a million Americans in their 50s, 60s and 70s to dedicate a year of service to improving prospects for...

Encore.org Announces AARP as New Home of Purpose Prize

Ten years ago, The Purpose Prize set out to tell a new story about creativity and innovation in the second half of life. Today, the work of more than 500 honorees is testimony to the extraordinary possibilities of the “encore” years, for individuals and for society....

Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

As a growing number of older Americans are arriving on campuses around the country, their goal is not to turn back the clock. Rather it is to get help navigating what is fast becoming one of life’s most significant transitions: moving from the hectic middle years into...