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

October 21, 2020 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! In just an hour, you’ll be empowered with inspiration, ideas and resources. The “longevity dividend”, intergenerational connections, Encore’s mission and work, how to live Gen2Gen and find your encore – we’ll cover those topics and more, with lots of time to hear from you.

Events hosted by other organizations

September 24, 2020 at 700am PT / 1000am ET (Future workshop dates include the following: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22 and 10/29)
Hosted by: Encore Boston Network
Racial injustice seems to be an inescapable fact of the human experience and this country’s history shows what a devastating impact it has. Yet there are ways to counteract it, even if it may never be fully eliminated. This 6-session workshop series is designed to help participants come to terms with the hard facts of racism and offer tools to help build a more just America. Each of the six sessions will be two-hours long and highly interactive. The workshop will be facilitated by Lester Strong and Ev Mann, co-founders of Elder Odyssey. You can see a preview of the workshop here.

November 14, 2020 at 700am PT / 1000am ET
Hosted by: Envisâge
Envisâge 2020 is an international conference on ageism towards women. This online event will feature a diverse panel of speakers who will share their experiences, perspectives, and resources for the wide range of ageism issues affecting women. The mission is to bring these discussions into the mainstream, empower women, and provide tools for all of us to take action in building a more inclusive, safe, and appreciative future for women of all ages.

November 16, 2020 at 700am PT / 1000am ET
Hosted by: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
This symposium will feature a conversation between Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and Rabbi Laura Geller, author of Getting Good at Getting Older. Attendees select one workshop from a variety of offerings; topics include food, dance, literature, mindfulness, memory, and loneliness. Small group or breakout sessions will create opportunities for conversations and connections over lunch, and a movement session will be incorporated into the day. Technology will permit widespread access to expanded resources along with recordings of the day.

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.

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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