Reversing the Midlife Doldrums: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Newsworthy

Jonathan Rauch’s new book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50, features insights from Encore.org President & CEO Marc Freedman and other encore leaders innovating to combat the “midlife doldrums.” Get a taste in this excerpt from the Washington Post Magazine. (click to tweet)

Thanks to the thousands of people who nominated and voted for their favorites, here are the 10 best Gen2Gen mentoring movies of all time. (click to tweet)

And congrats to Big Sister Elizabeth Zak, a winner of $500 in movie tickets, who’ll share them with her mentee and other mentor-mentee pairs at BBBS Greater Cincinnati. (click to tweet)  

To help jump start your dream career at any age, try volunteering, our resident workplace expert Marci Alboher tells Woman’s World. (click to tweet)

On May 15th, join the Radical Age Movement for the first-ever Rally for Age Justice event. (click to tweet)

Finally, we love seeing our colleague Deborah Henken, a 1976 Northwestern University National Merit Scholarship winner, pass on her knowledge to younger winners, particularly women. (click to tweet

Links We Love

Barbara Ehrenreich Urges Us to Accept, Accept the Dying of the Light [The New York Times]

Senior Citizens Fighting Loneliness [attn]

The New Power Structure [The New York Times]

Social Action Pick of the Week

During National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), our Gen2Gen partner, Points of Light, is highlighting the people and causes that are making a difference in our communities. Here are three stories to help inspire you and show how you too can make a powerful difference by giving back. (click to tweet)