Life Gets Better After 50. Science Says So: Top #EncoreNews of the Week.


Our VP Marci Alboher chats with ‘The Happiness Curve’ author Jonathan Rauch to discuss why life gets better after 50. (click to tweet) And in this NY Post story, Rauch explains how we can make the most of this time and take advantage of the gift of longevity. (click to tweet)

In a new video with 3 Minute Storyteller, you’ll see why Homeboy Industries’ CEO Tom Vozzo is a great example of how someone who had a successful career in the private sector can give back in their encore career. (click to tweet)

Applications are open until May 25th for the Gen2Gen Encore Prize, which seeks innovative programs, products and services to tap the talent of 50+ adults to help young people thrive. (click to tweet) If you want to learn more, join us for an info session on May 14th from 11:30a-12p PT, via Facebook LIVE on our Gen2Gen page, to answer all of your questions. (click to tweet

NYC friends: Catch “55 Unemployed and Faking Normal” author Elizabeth White at the 92Y on May 15th, where she’ll offer practical advice and inspiration on what to do when you’re in your 50s or 60s and unemployed, with no retirement savings. (click to tweet)

Links We Love

Denzel Washington on when the work pays off [CBS Sunday Morning]

Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden [NPR]

A Guide to Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace [U.S. News & World Report]

Cracking the Code: IT-Ready opens the tech industry door [WorkingNation]

The Reinvention of America [The Atlantic]

Social Action Pick of the Week

The 2018 AARP Community Challenge funds projects that are aimed at sparking change and improving the quality of life for people of all ages. Learn more and apply by May 16th here. (click to tweet)