Nurturing Purpose Beyond the Self in Older Adults

This article was written by Anne Colby and Jim Emerman. The Pathways to Encore Purpose (PEP) project is a collaboration between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Encore.org. The project began with a nationally representative survey of nearly 1,200 adults,...

Stand up for National Service

I was 25 when I inadvertently landed in the mecca of national service, leading Experience Corps Bay Area, an intergenerational tutoring program fueled by service members of all ages. Over the course of the most formative decade of my career, I found myself working...

Best Cities for Successful Aging: 2017 Picks

Age-friendly cities improve the quality of life for ALL residents. Did your town make the list? Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chair and Encore.org board of directors Vice-Chair Paul Irving spearheaded the annual effort to identify the best places for...

Announcing the Encore Prize

The Encore Prize, offering $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support, is looking for the next generation of programs and products that bring the talent of 50+ adults to social problems. Our first challenge: To help kids at risk. The first Encore...

Four Encore Innovations from Across the Pond

I recently made a quick trip to London on personal business and took advantage of an extra day to visit with several folks leading innovative projects in the encore space. The more I heard from them, the more I wanted to hear! I’m thinking now about what we can learn...