Finally, a Free Online Class on Encore Careers!

  We teach what we want to learn. For about a decade, while working as a freelance journalist/author/speaker, I taught an adult education class on freelance writing at a local community center. I taught because I knew it was the best way to keep my own writing sharp. And I taught because I believed in […]

Marc Freedman and to Receive Eisner Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Marc Freedman and are receiving the $100,00 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence! Below is the full press release, which originally appeared on The Eisner Foundation’s website.   Marc Freedman and to Receive Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence   October 31, 2018   LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2018) […]

We Are the Elders Who Remain.

As the people in Pittsburgh begin to bury their loved ones, massacred inside the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, my thoughts turn to my own father’s funeral last year and a passage from the Talmud read that day. It’s the story of a rabbi passing through a field, noticing an old man planting an […]

Encore “Zugabe” Prize Launched in Germany

Encore’s global connections are expanding and deepening, with Network members in 14 countries and regular connections among our programs. Check out our new global page for profiles and news from those programs. Through our global connections we collaborate with organizations and individuals around the world who view longer lives as an opportunity for our countries. So, […]

Ageism Alert! Protest “Knock the Vote” Video & Leverage New Resources

As encore leaders, we know ageism is the biggest obstacle to our success with funders, nonprofits, governments and people of all ages. This week’s galvanizing example: Knock the Vote, older adults in “greedy geezer” mode telling young people not to vote. Take your blood pressure medicine – then check out the video. Tone-deaf progressives at Acronym (a “radically-honest […]