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The Real Reasons Many Millennials Are Still Living at Home

In the 2006 comedy “Failure to Launch,” 35-year-old Tripp enjoys all the advantages of living at home with mom and dad. Zaniness ensues when the parents – eager for independence – hire an expert to nudge Tripp out of the nest. Fast forward and forget the Hollywood comic vehicle. The idea of millennials living at […]

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, bases his architecture practice Hollwich Kushner in New York, with projects worldwide.} MARCI ALBOHER: You […]

15 Questions for Encore Thinkers: Ashton Applewhite, “This Chair Rocks” Author

Just who’s writing, thinking and talking about the encore movement? Encore.org’s recurring feature showcases some of the behind-the-scenes players that deserve a turn in the spotlight.  If you want to answer the Encore 15Qs – or if there’s someone you’d like us to interview — please be in touch.    Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite, author […]

This 80-Something “MaMa” Volunteers with Ex-Gang Members

The latest Encore.org story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, showcases Constance Caruso, a fund-raising volunteer at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, a rehabilitation program for former street gang members. Homeboy offers an “exit ramp” to those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration, training and supporting 10,000 people each year. […]

A Human Solution, in Plain Sight

Two generations—children in need of support and adults with the time and inclination to step into roles that provide it — fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. A new monograph from the Stanford Center on Longevity, “Hidden in Plain Sight: How Intergenerational Relationships Can Transform Our Future,” presents a compelling case for […]

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