Meet our Two $50k Encore Prize Winners: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Meet the two winners, and three finalists, of The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge — organizations who are finding new ways to tap encore talent to help kids thrive. Catch all of the finalists’ pitches here. We were also delighted to hear Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston declare Oct. 16 “Encore Day” at the Encore New England Regional Convening, which brought together nearly 150 leaders to talk advancing the encore movement, and where the pitch competition took place. (click to tweet)

Our VP Marci Alboher offers StartupNation her advice for the millions of later-life entrepreneurs who want to launch ventures with a social mission. (click to tweet)

Read more here about our CEO Marc Freedman, Vice President Jim Emerman and Debra Whitman of AARP’s idea on how social security should adapt to the future workplace — selected as part of AARP’s 2016 Innovation Challenge to identify policy solutions to strengthen Social Security. (click to tweet)

Here’s a great Modern Farmer profile of 2014 Purpose Prize winner Rev. Richard Joyner, who’s continuing to sow seeds of hope in a food desert with an intergenerational team that’s tackling the community’s biggest health problems. (click to tweet)

Congrats to Intel, which received top honors at the Portland Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Awards for their innovative approach to impacting local communities through programs like our Encore Fellowships. (click to tweet)

On Oct. 24, the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute will host our board member — and the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chair — Paul Irving as the recipient of the DCI Life Journey Inspiration Award and their DCI Annual Lecturer; register for the free event here. (click to tweet

Going viral: This TED talk by 2015 Purpose Prize fellow Paul Tasner on founding a new startup at age 66 and why he started “70 over 70.” (click to tweet)  

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Stef Weiss: It’s time to treat aging as an asset, not a burdenThe Conversation

Sarah McKinney: ‘Why Hasn’t Sexual Harassment Disappeared?’Retro Report

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Are you living in NYC and working on a resident-led volunteer projects that transforms public spaces, like City blocks or community gardens, and empowers residents to be change makers in their neighborhoods? If so, you could be eligible for a $1,000 Love Your Block grant and support from City agencies. Apply here by the November 6th deadline. (click to tweet)