Kick Back or Live With Purpose? Why Choose?

Kick Back or Live With Purpose? Why Choose?

New research shows it’s a false dichotomy for people over 50 A recent New York Times op-ed piece, “Boomers Reach the End of Their To-Do Lists,”  kicked up a lot of dust. “By the time you’ve worked long enough, hard enough, real life begins to reveal itself as...

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,...

The Baby Boomers’ Unfinished Business

The following is an excerpt from my new essay in the Democracy Journal. Why should I care about posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?” In an era when sweeping demographic change has created a racial, economic, cultural, and political chasm between the...

Can Intergenerational Activism Unite Us?

Encore.org recently published an essay by Paul Taylor titled, “Intergenerational Activism: In a Divided America, a Tonic for All Ages.” This post is excerpted from the longer essay, which you can find here. Aging and racial diversity – the two great 21st century...