Marc Freedman Keynotes UN International Day of Older Persons Celebration: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In his keynote at the UN’s International Day of Older Persons Celebration, our CEO Marc Freedman laid out a strong case for thinking about the world’s aging population through an asset rather than deficit lens. Catch all of the action on social media at the hashtag #UNIDOP. (click to tweet)

Itching to make real connections with people outside of your peer group? Real Simple has five tips, including some from our Gen2Gen Campaign Director Eunice Lin Nichols, 2015 Purpose Prize fellow Henry Rock and Encore2016 Fast Pitch finalist Ryan Frederick. (click to tweet

Generations United Executive Director Donna Butts touts the new film “Victoria and Abdul” starring Judi Dench as a reminder of why we need to connect across both age and race. (click to tweet)

Check out this excellent list from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation on how to find pro bono resources for nonprofits. And notice the shout out for our own Encore Talent Works toolkit. (click to tweet)

In a new letter to The Wall Street Journal (note: paywall), our President Ann MacDougall explains why mandatory retirement ages are a bad idea. (click to tweet)

The University of Minnesota Advanced Careers – UMAC Initiative — led by our friend Phyllis Moen — seeks to be a model for how public universities can serve people of all ages. (click to tweet)

If you want to learn how to create more “moments” to make life and work more successful and enjoyable, check out this Forbes interview with bestselling authors — and our friends — Chip and Dan Heath on their new book “The Power of Moments.” And then grab your copy here! (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Ann MacDougall: Purpose-Driven Business Can Help Rebuild TrustThe Huffington Post

Phyllis Segal: The new reality of old age in AmericaThe Washington Post

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

If you’re looking to help victims of Hurricane Maria, check out this piece by Business Insider, which includes a list of best charities to donate to. We’re proud to see our 2014 Purpose Prize winner David Campbell’s organization All Hands Volunteers, and our Gen2Gen partner Feeding America on here — great examples of encore talent making an impact! (click to tweet)