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South Korea – redefining life in the “homo hundred” era

If you want to experience a bold, sophisticated program engaging older adults, head straight to a Seoul 50Plus campus in South Korea’s capital. In May, I met with leaders of the 50Plus program, participated in their first anniversary conference and toured the Central...

Still heeding JFK’s call to serve

I was in high school when I sat in front of the TV with my parents watching John F. Kennedy be inaugurated as president. The experience shaped the adult I would become in ways I never imagined. In JFK’s words, I heard the call to take an active role in my country....

“Generation War?” New Survey Shows Few Takers

Are the generations allied or opposed? Is the cliche of generational conflict legitimate -- or false? These are the questions a national survey, commissioned by Encore.org, sought to answer. The good news is that by far, people of different generations see enormous...

His Promise to Rural Teens: “I Have Your Back.”

The latest Encore.org story featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor, is that of William Lah, who found his encore through an Americorps program called “Promise Fellows.” “Among the ‘promises’ we make at the start of each school year is that our...

Stanford Research Shows Widespread Desire for Encore Purpose

Large numbers of older adults rank life goals focused on “purpose beyond the self” very high on their personal priorities and are actively taking steps to realize these goals, according to early findings by researchers led by William Damon and Anne Colby at the...

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...

The Mentoring Moment

In a new blog post for the Harvard Business Review, Eisner Foundation CEO Trent Stamp and I wonder if life can imitate art -- and if society can learn to take advantage of the longevity revolution and the innate strengths of multigenerational relationships to improve...

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