Gun Violence, Longevity Insights: Top #EncoreNews of the Week


In the wake of this week’s school shooting in Florida, Gen2Gen Campaign Director Eunice Lin Nichols explains why it’s urgent to stand up and show up for kids — “not just in the moments immediately following a major tragedy, but in all the moments when the sustained presence of a caring adult can make a world of difference.” (click to tweet)

A new TIME story, which quotes our board chair Paul Irving, reveals the secrets to living longer and better, including some surprising reasons why cities can be ideal places for successful aging. (click to tweet)

What’s more important in a partner – good sex or political compatibility? Read why the findings, as they differed between the generations, didn’t surprise our Senior Fellow Paul Taylor. (click to tweet)

New research shows that cultures that have less ageism also have less dementia. (click to tweet)

WSU-Tech is offering students real-world certification training so they are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow (via this video from our friends at Working Nation). (click to tweet)

Our friends at the Village to Village Network are looking for a new Executive Director to further their mission to help community members build and sustain thriving Villages; please share. (click to tweet)

Links We Love

Marci Alboher: Resources for Talking and Teaching About the School Shooting in Florida [The New York Times]

Sarah McKinney: How One Second Act CEO Brought Sunnier Days To Sesame Street [Forbes]

Stef Weiss: Everyone a Changemaker [The New York Times]

Social Action Pick of the Week

The Corporation for National and Community Service / Senior Corps is one of the biggest sources of mentors 50+ working with kids in the U.S. Shutting it down would be a huge loss for making #Gen2Gen a reality in our country! Send an urgent message to your members of Congress today to support funding for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. (click to tweet)