On January 26,  Helen Dennis (columnist, author, and lecturer) and Joe Casey (executive and retirement coach) hosted a virtual coffee chat about The Encore Roundtable: A Virtual Multi-Generational Forum, a pilot project they launched in 2019 with Ruth Wooden (leader of the Encore Transition Program at Union Theological Seminar) and the support of Betsy Werley.

Helen likens the roundtables to “a graduate seminar without the grades.” The goal is to engage encore leaders and others to identify new ideas and strategies to advance acceptance of the encore life stage by young and old alike. The roundtables follow a book club model with rotating roles. Members reflect diverse professions, experiences, and life stages. Here is the reading list from the current pilot and a recording of the coffee chat.

Next steps for the group include creating a do-it-yourself guide for others who would like to start similar roundtables.

Thanks to Helen, Joe, and all who joined us!