Whether paid or unpaid, meaningful work builds on personal strengths, offers a sense of purpose, and produces benefits for both the doer and the community. Throughout the world, however, ageism in the workplace is pervasive, even while the increasing threat of financial insecurity in old age is creating anxiety. Here, you will find information about multiple routes to purposeful aging that generates good work and livelihood.
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COVE offers a process and a set of tools to help individuals align their interests and skills to the needs of mission-driven organizations and find meaningful and satisfying work opportunities.
Provides a platform for meaningful exchange of knowledge, experience and wisdom between business elders (Elders) and entrepreneurial spirited women (Berries).
Informal network of organizations and individuals advancing work with a social impact for people in midlife and beyond.
Workspaces where men (and women) make and mend things while meeting and sharing their experience, skills, and information.
Peer network dedicated to helping people during midlife (ages 45 – 70+) to navigate work/life transitions.
Trained peer mentors who help people who are trying to find meaningful work and community connections in the second half of life.
Marc Freedman at the Avenidas Annual Breakfast
How John Gardner influenced Encore
Tells of his inspiration from John Gardner
Nora Hannah: Encore Solutions
Social Change at a very Organic Level
Creating societal change by putting your skills to work in socially meaningful ways.
Marc Freedman: Shaping the Future of the Encore Movement
Celebrating 5 purpose prize winners
Creative work at later juncture in life.
Betsy Werley: Encore Women
We want to make ourselves a force in the wider world
The Transition Network. Her story leaving corporate and into non profit.
Marc Freedman: An Encore for Baby Boomers
Marc Freedman, CEO of Civic Ventures teaches us retirement …
Dick Goldberg: Encore Opportunities
An abundance of skills, an abundance of commitment
Skills and resources elders can bring to organizations.