Encore.org: Resources & Research
Encore resources and research for encore leaders and encore seekers.
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Frameworks Institute: A Communications Toolkit
A collection of resources designed to help advocates reframe aging in America.
Old School: Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse
A clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources about ageism.
Encore Talent Works Toolkit
Go-to online resource for engaging experienced adults in social impact work.
Pathways to Encore Purpose
Findings from Stanford-Encore.org research collaboration demonstrate the power of purpose of 50+ adults.
Encore Career Handbook
Comprehensive encore career guide by Encore.org VP Marci Alboher.
Gen2Gen Learning Hub
Ideas, tips and best practices to help unleash the skills and talents of older adults to help kids thrive.
Alliance for Strong Families & Communities
Resources for creating an age-inclusive intergenerational organization.
UNH Institute for Empowered Aging
Innovative practices, research and tools to empower older people for community change.
Encore Talent Impact Study
Encore.org report on the impact of people in encore roles, with data from six nonprofits that engage encore talent.
ESC Discovery Ebooks
Two eBooks to help answer the “What’s Next” question for people who are exploring options for their encore stage of life.
Innovations in Encore
An Encore.org report on examples of successful encore programs, tips for getting started and encore movement information.
Diversity & Inclusion Resource
Stories, articles and resources to help encore programs connect with diverse communities.
Guidelines for Age-Inclusive Communications
If you write or speak about aging, ageism and encore topics, this short guide is for you. It covers language, messaging and visuals to avoid, and what to us instead.
The Art of Aging Podcast
The Art of Aging Podcast offers ideas, information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older.
On the Same PAGE Intergenerational Conversation Toolkit
Want to host an intergenerational conversational? Changing the Narrative’s On the Same PAGE Intergenerational Conversation Toolkit gives you everything you need, including sample invitations, facilitation tips, activities to kick it off, and a series of questions.
Becoming an Age-Friendly Workplace
This is a 34-minute recorded workshop on becoming an age-friendly employer, highlighting the benefits of older workers, refuting myths and stereotypes, and suggesting concrete stops and actions that employers can take.
The Economic Impact of Age Discrimination (AARP)
AARP study explores the foregone economic growth that could be generated if employers address age discrimination through better hiring practices and workplace retention initiatives (2020).
Second Acts Toolkit
Action steps and resources for developing a more age-inclusive, intergenerational organization.
List of Job Boards and Programs for Over 50+ Employment
This blog lists job boards and programs that deliberately target people age 50+, where experience is viewed as a plus.
Promoting an Age Inclusive Workforce (OECD)
This report debunks several myths and demonstrates the positive impact of age diversity and inclusion on a firm’s long-term competitive growth and organizational resilience. It builds on a unique collaboration between OECD, AARP and the World Economic Forum, which has engaged more than 50 global employers – representing over 2 million employees and $1 trillion in annual revenue. The report presents evidence on promising approaches, practical examples and ideas for successful multigenerational workplaces and provides a checklist on what employers can do to support and sustain age-friendly workplaces.
The Economics of Longevity – A Special Report from The Economist
The key to unlocking the longevity dividend is to turn the over-65s into more active economic participants.
Tackling Ageism After COVID-19
From AGE Platform Europe The voice of older persons at EU level, a powerpoint presentation
Ageism across 20 countries
Research paper about ageism across 20 countries.
The Longevity Economy Outlook (AARP – 2018)
Details how people age 50 and older are fueling economic growth, stimulating jobs and creating opportunities for all. US 50+ GDP is 3rd largest economy in the world.
Leveraging the Value of an Age-diverse Workforce
A short brief sponsored by AARP and developed by the SHRM Foundation focused on Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse Workforce
Future of Aging Program Series
How intersectionality impacts meaning and purpose in later life.
Watch the entire 90 min program or specific chapters.
A curated collection of resources for job seekers looking to identify age-friendly employers and for employers seeking to understand the business case.
Changing the Narrative Reframing Aging Photo Collection
This is a collection of photos curated by Changing the Narrative depicting diverse older adults.
Hey, Boomer live show and podcast
A show for soon to be retired or already retired individuals, asking “What’s Next?”
Age-Friendly Employers Guide – Age is Now a Strategic Imperative
The Age-Friendly Employers Guide, developed by The Encore Network, gathers 10 years of compelling research about the value of older workers into a single, easy-to-use resource.