Ageist comments are on high volume. Older workers are being sent to the back of the hiring line. You have more ideas than ever and fewer resources to bring them to life. In this upside-down world, Encore Network connections are more valuable than ever. 

“Of all the organizations I belong to,” says Craig Young, CEO at Inspiring Service, “the Encore Network has been the most valuable in building long-term relationships and offering our tech tools in new locations.”

Rhonda Banker leads the South Florida Institute on Aging’s SoFIA Fellows program, which is in startup mode. “It’s been so helpful to learn from other programs and get connections to Network leaders who can fast-forward my learning,” she says.

And Karin Haist, lead for demography and aging projects at the Körber Foundation, appreciates the Network’s global audience. “We were inspired by’s Purpose Prize to launch a German prize recognizing social entrepreneurs age 60+,” she says. “Now we’re happy to inspire other Network members.”

To capture the Networks’ benefits and appeal, Network leaders Susan Collins and Bevan Rogel led a project that came up with a new five-word graphic: “Connect to learn, grow, impact”.

Together, we’re a force impacting ageism and making the case for older workers. We’re the place to learn what’s working and what’s new. And we support your growth with programs you can leverage, collaboration opportunities and more visibility for your work.

Know someone or an organization that would benefit from belonging to the Encore Network? Invite them to check out the Encore Network site and contact Network lead, Betsy Werley.

Published: April 23, 2020