Below you’ll find events that Encore.org is hosting, as well as events we’ve discovered through friends or partners in our community. For more information about each event and to register, click on the blue title. If you’d like to list a virtual event here, please send the listing — title, date and time, registration link and/or link to join, and a 1-2 sentence description — to [email protected]

Events hosted by Encore.org

August 19 at 930am PT / 1230 pm ET
Interested in learning what Encore.org is all about? Want to get a better understanding of the encore movement — and your place in it? Got questions about your own next steps? Join us for the monthly Encore 101 Orientation: Welcome to the Movement!

Events hosted by other organizations

August 12, 2020 at 700am PT / 1000am ET
Hosted by: Encore Boston Network and Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership
Note: This event is open to Massachusetts residents only. Join the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership and the Encore Boston Network for a panel discussion featuring representatives from three excellent youth organizations in Massachusetts that need virtual volunteers. Folks from Generations Incorporated of Boston, Partners for Youth with Disabilities in Somerville, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County will share their missions, volunteer needs, training plan, and other important information for prospective volunteers.

August 12, 2020 at 1000am PT / 100pm ET
Hosted by: Points of Light
Join Frederick J. Riley, executive director of WEAVE: The Social Fabric Project at The Aspen Institute, and Gregg Petersmeyer, founder and CEO of Personal Pathways and founding director of the White House Office of National Service under President George H.W. Bush, in a discussion about the power of relationships and the characteristics of ordinary people who do extraordinary things in their own communities. In the registration link, you’ll have the opportunity to ask a question.

September 13, 2020 at 100pm PT / 400pm ET
Hosted by: Elders Action Network and SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity)
This Grandparent’s Day, join SAGE (Senior Advocates for Generational Equity) and the Elders Action Network for an inspiring webinar recognizing the impact our financial resources can have on the world around us and in building a better world for younger generations. Featuring an exciting group of renowned speakers, attendees will explore using the power of money to express their values, fuel the causes they care about, and to teach the next generation to do the same. Registration is on a sliding scale starting at $25.

Hosted by: The OpEd Project
Every Thursday during the coronavirus crisis, at 5pm EST, The OpEd Project hosts weekly webinars in order to share fast information + live Q&A with their community. Led by their journalists and published fellows, they will address topics including how to Write, Edit, Pitch & Amplify your op-eds. Let’s ensure that those most impacted by #COVID19 are included in the story AND the solution. Open to all, regardless of means.

Hosted by: Be Social Change
Each week, BSC speaks with Coronavirus experts, leaders, and community organizers to discuss their stories, and what we can do to make a positive impact for ourselves, in the lives of our neighbors and the local community, as well as the wider eco-systems of nonprofits and businesses driving important work right now.

Hosted by: CIRKEL
CIRKEL’s intergenerational programming facilitates meaningful and cultural conversation between generations. Events typically feature virtual panels of leaders or cultural experts from different generational perspectives followed by an interactive audience segment. All events are free, with a low cost suggested donation going towards Coronavirus relief funds.

Weekly, on Fridays at 1100am PT / 200pm ET
Hosted by: End Well Live
This is a weekly conversation between Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider and special guests about how we can collectively build community, comfort and support for those facing serious illness, their caregivers and families during these difficult times.

Hosted by: American Society on Aging
Join ASA president and CEO, Peter Kaldes, as he hosts a series of 45-minute conference calls with leaders in the field to share their strategies to cope with the challenges brought about by COVID-19. Participants will discuss what practices they have put in place that may be transferable to other service providers across the country. They will offer practical tips and unexpected issues they successfully confronted along the way.

Hosted by: The Grand
Grand Sessions bring young people together in small group discussions on a specific topic, with each session led by a “grand” guide — an older adult further ahead on the journey. Tickets to each session are typically $25, but they have shifted to a “pay what you wish” model to ensure people are able to stay connected to a supportive community during these trying times.

Hosted by: Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)
The GGSC — which reports on groundbreaking research into the roots of compassion, happiness, and altruism — is offering these resources. Follow them on Facebook for updates and schedule:

  • Eve Ekman and Emiliana Simon-Thomas lead teachings and Q&As on Facebook Live to help you find connection, positivity and resilience.
  • Additionally, you’re invited to join (free) special three-times-per-week, 50-minute virtual experiments where you will come together online and in community to enhance our collective well-being.

Hosted by: Kumu
Kumu hosts in-person and virtual sense-induced gatherings to deepen our connection to our spirit, celebrate our inner vitality, and remind us of our true selves. Conversation saloons, lively dancing, and meaningful dinners with thought leaders are just some of the many ways they cultivate joy — together.

Hosted by: The Grand
This is a 14-week program that combines facilitated learning with peer support to give you the clarity and confidence you need to navigate a career change. The Grand Quest is fully remote, open to people from all over the world and scholarships are available.

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