New Stanford Research Demonstrates
Power of Purpose of 50+ Adults
New research underscores the desire of the growing 50+ population to contribute to the well-being of others in their community and the wider world.
The Pathways to Encore Purposes Project, a research collaboration of the Stanford Graduate School of Education’s Center on Adolescence and Encore.org, it provides:
1. New insights on the prevalence and the nature of purpose among 50+ adults in the U.S.
2. Ideas for how encore leaders can apply the research findings to their work
3. First ever documentation of the growing landscape of encore programs
“What we learned affirms our belief in the power of the years beyond midlife, deepens our commitment to channeling this windfall of human talent to improve communities, and strengthens our resolve to ensure that older generations leave a better world for younger ones.”
— Marc Freedman, Encore.org President and CEO
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