Encore Prize Semifinalists: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Read this spectacular Next Avenue piece (also picked up by Forbes) on the Encore Prize: Gen2Gen Challenge.

ICYMI: In his new TEDx talk, “How to Live Forever,” our CEO and founder Marc Freedman tells the stories that convinced him of the need to bring older people into the lives of young people who need champions. (click to tweet)

We love this interview that our board member David Bornstein did with 2014 Purpose Prize winner Mauricio Lim Miller for the NYT “Fixes” column! Lim Miller talks about his new book and what happens when families lead themselves out of poverty and determine what they need to solve their problems — a method that works. (click to tweet

Media attention on our Portland Encore Fellows continues with this story of Ken Harris, who leveraged his previous experience as a venture capitalist in Louisiana — always with an emphasis on helping communities in need — to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland as an Encore Fellow. (click to tweet

Congrats to 2014 Purpose Prize fellow Cecilia Nadal, who was named the 2017 Ethical Society of St. Louis Ethics in Action Awardee for her work helping underserved members of the St. Louis community as a teacher and a counselor. (click to tweet)

Check out these gorgeous pics of the Generation to Generation Week event held at The Thompson Senior Center, which hosted activities as part of our Gen2Gen Summer Challenge. (click to tweet)

Finally, we stand with our Gen2Gen partners in the wake of the horrible events that took place last weekend in Charlottesville: 

  • America’s Promise Alliance President & CEO John Gomperts says let’s stay focused on creating a better, safer world for all young people, and strengthen our resolve to work together toward that goal. (click to tweet)
  • MENTOR President & CEO David Shapiro says, “Instead of using free speech to oppress others, let’s use it to build bridges.” (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Corita Brown: A Millennial Takes On AgingThe Longevity Network

Phyllis Segal: Are you a Henry?The Washington Post

Paul Taylor: When a 16-year-old meets an 89-year-old, storytelling helps bridge the age gapThe Washington Post

Stef Weiss: She Just Won 3 Gold Medals for Her Swimming. She’s Only 73.The New York Times

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Our Gen2Gen partner The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging needs your votes for their proposed panel at the 2018 SXSW Conference Cities Summit, the newest addition to the world renowned musical festival and conference. Click here to “VOTE UP” Cities as Incubators for Successful Aging, which will address how the nation’s cities are poised to lead, serving as labs for ideas and incubation and supporting healthy, productive and purposeful aging. (click to tweet