New Buildings for New Aging

On August 9, 2016, architect and author Matthias Hollwich visited with the Encore.org team to chat with us about his work and his book, New Aging. The following is a condensed and edited version of our conversation. {Note: Hollwich, born and raised in Germany,...

Art Thinking Your Way to an Encore Career

A chat about using creativity to make a difference and make a living Amy Whitaker lives at the intersection of two seemingly opposing worlds — art and business. She’s been toggling between teaching artists about economics and coaching business people to think like...

Choosing Purpose . . . at Every Age

Finding work with purpose is trending these days. I spend most of my time thinking about those who want it in their encore careers, but it’s exactly what young people want, and they don’t want to wait to find it. They are determined to grab it from the very start of...

How to Swap Ageism for Age Pride

Ashton Applewhite is on a mission to dismantle ageism: both the discrimination we face and the kind we inflict on ourselves when we internalize negative myths and stereotypes. Sexism and racism no longer get a pass, she points out; isn’t it high time to make...

Why is Good Mentoring Like a Souffle?

Chris Farrell coined the term “Unretirement” with his book of the same title – and he’s spent the past several years profiling people shaking up their encore years in all kinds of ways. This fall, Farrell launched a podcast to bring these stories to life. (I’m...