Encore News: Financial Gerontology And Positive Aging, Why Employers Incentivize Retirement & More

Encore in the Media and Other News

The Milken Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging Chair Paul Irving makes a solid case in the Huffington Post for how financial gerontology could enable positive aging.

Why do so many employer policies incentivize people in their 60s and 70s to stop working? Chris Farrell explores the question in this Next Avenue piece.

Bravo to our board member Jane Pauley, who sat in the anchor chair during Wednesday night’s CBS Evening News! A shining example of the power of experience.


What does it mean to be an elder in modern-day, youth-obsessed America? The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies explores the options. Learn more here.

Attention NYC encore enthusiasts: NYC’s Pre-Ks need you! Pre-K for All–free, full-day, high-quality pre-K–will be a reality for four-year olds in all five boroughs this fall. Hundreds of Pre-K teaching positions are available for this most important job: educating the city’s youngest generation. A variety of certifications are accepted; additional information and application details are here.

Finally, our friends recently alerted us to these two exciting job opportunities. Please help us spread the word:

  • The Corporation for National and Community Service is looking for a dynamic leader who can work with communities across the state of California to get things done. See their posting for the State Program Director position here.
  • Playworks is searching for their next Chief Financial Officer. Interested in learning more? See details here.


What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Jim Emerman: Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

Sandy Fernandes: The Structure of Gratitude



Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Is your organization planning to honor service on 9/11? This year, our friends at Points of Light are providing mini-grants of $1,500 – $4,000 to 20 organizations that are hosting a volunteer service project on the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. Click here to learn more, and apply by the August 6th deadline.