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Encore “Zugabe” Prize Launched in Germany

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...

Fostering Hope wins $50,000 Gen2Gen Encore Prize

Fostering Hope wins $50,000 Gen2Gen Encore Prize

Young people growing up in foster care face tremendous challenges, but a Colorado nonprofit is proving that older adult volunteers can provide the web of support that kids need to heal and that foster families need to keep going. For its groundbreaking work tapping...

Marc Freedman and Encore.org to Receive Eisner Prize

Marc Freedman and Encore.org to Receive Eisner Prize

We're thrilled to announce that Marc Freedman and Encore.org are receiving the $100,000 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence! Below is the full press release, which originally appeared on The Eisner Foundation's website.   Marc Freedman and Encore.org to...

Funds Available: What’s Your $250 Idea?

Funds Available: What’s Your $250 Idea?

Want a little help launching a fun and creative intergenerational project in your community? Apply today for one of twenty-five $250 grants from the Gen2Gen How to Live Forever Fund. We want to help you move from inspiration -- after reading Encore.org CEO Marc...

Welcome to 20 New Encore Voices!

Welcome to 20 New Encore Voices!

  Encore.org announces the first 20 Encore Public Voices Fellows. Those of us who work in the aging and longevity space often talk about the need for more diverse stories, voices and perspectives about what it means to grow older today. Far too often, the same...

Can You Imagine an Elder Superhero?

Can You Imagine an Elder Superhero?

When two titans -- both long-time leaders of the longevity revolution -- meet for a cup of coffee, what do they talk about? Over the course of an hour last month, Ken Dychtwald, founder and CEO of Age Wave, interviewed Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, on...

Next Avenue Names Janet Oh 2018 Influencer in Aging

Next Avenue Names Janet Oh 2018 Influencer in Aging

We’re thrilled to congratulate our Gen2Gen Encore Prize Director Janet Oh, who was just named a 2018 Next Avenue Influencer in Aging! Oh’s work helping to launch the Prize has shined a light on adults 50 and older who are using their time, talents and wisdom to help...

Meet the Five Gen2Gen Encore Prize Finalists!

Meet the Five Gen2Gen Encore Prize Finalists!

The projects proposed by the five finalists in the 2018 Gen2Gen Encore Prize competition all tap the talents of people 50+ to help young people thrive, and they all bring creativity and passion to the task. But beyond that, they couldn’t be more different. Common...

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