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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 […]

Expanding Choices in Later Life, On Your Terms

On a recent podcast, Andi Simon, author of On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights, asked me to describe my path to becoming an assistant professor at the Boston College School of Social Work. I told a story about my move into gerontological social work—a fancy way of saying […]