NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

Encore Network October plans & September 30 Town Hall

Encore Network October plans & September 30 Town Hall

Big changes are coming for the Encore Network! Next month, the Network will begin a new chapter in its history, moving from a long affiliation with Encore.org to become an independent, primarily volunteer-led organization, with Colorado Nonprofit Development...

Survey results: you value connection, content, the encore movement

Survey results: you value connection, content, the encore movement

Network Leadership Council Chair Janine Vanderburg is leading our strategy work. She reports on your responses to our summer survey.  Two decades ago, Marc Freedman founded Encore.org around the big idea that the “aging of America isn’t so much a problem to be solved...

Introducing the Network Leadership Council

Introducing the Network Leadership Council

The Encore Network is succeeding because of our powerful mission and highly engaged members. To make the most of our new role leading the encore movement, we need a committed leadership team and active committees, working with our part-time executive director. This...

Racial injustice: members speak and act

Racial injustice: members speak and act

Network members have responded to the Black Lives Matter movement with powerful words and a commitment to action. Read statements from the Dayton Foundation, Encore.org, Encore Boston Network, JVC Northwest, and the Oasis Institute.   Dayton Foundation, Michael M....

Connect to learn, grow, impact – our Network in five words

Connect to learn, grow, impact – our Network in five words

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. 

Shorter-Term & Remote Encore Fellowships Available to Address Covid-19 Impact

Shorter-Term & Remote Encore Fellowships Available to Address Covid-19 Impact

During these uncertain times, nonprofit organization leaders need the capacity building that seasoned Encore Fellows have always provided, and flexibility in the length of Encore Fellowships, costs, and virtual/remote locations. To meet those needs, Encore.org has created new Fellowship formats, offering 250 and 500 hour fellowships, as well as the standard 1000 hours, with pro-rated stipends and discounts on program fees.

Looking for tech training resources? Leverage Oasis Connections

Looking for tech training resources? Leverage Oasis Connections

Covid-19 has underscored the vital role of technology in helping older adults stay in touch with people and information they need. If you’re looking to add technology training to your programming, Oasis Connections offers a cost-effective curriculum and tested train-the-trainer materials.

Connection Coalition – a new stimulus to connect UK communities

Connection Coalition – a new stimulus to connect UK communities

Encore.org Senior Fellow Julia Randell-Khan shares news of UK organizations collaborating to foster social connections. Veteran 99-year-old Captain Tom’s Moore's recent walk to raise money for National Health Service charities in the UK has raised an astounding...

Covid-19 resources – June update

Network members respond to COVID19

Our world -- and our work -- have changed dramatically since February’s newsletter. This month we’ll share member responses to COVID19 in four dimensions of our work: funding, online delivery of programs and events, volunteer engagement and ageism.  Join our March 31...

Meet the Del Mar Encore Fellows, Dayton-based encore leaders

Meet the Del Mar Encore Fellows, Dayton-based encore leaders

Looking for a dose of inspiration? Enjoy this “family portrait” of the seven 2020 Dayton-based Del Mar Encore Fellows and the big issues they’re tackling. The Del Mar Healthcare Fund has provided more than $2.8M for programs and services engaging and serving older...

Community Care Corps – RFP for Innovative Volunteer Models

Community Care Corps – RFP for Innovative Volunteer Models

Everyone benefits when older adults and people with disabilities remain independent. A new Community Cares Corps RFP, funded by the federal Administration for Community Living, invites nonprofits and governments to propose innovative ways volunteers can assist family...

SAGE “Seniors for Electric Vehicles” Grant

SAGE “Seniors for Electric Vehicles” Grant

Senior Advocates for Generational Equity (SAGE) is a community of advocates in Portland, Oregon, who inspire older adults to give forward. In December, the group received a $90,000 grant from the PGE Drive Change Fund to support its Seniors for Electric Vehicles...

WHO Study: Global Reach of Ageism in Older People’s Health

WHO Study: Global Reach of Ageism in Older People’s Health

In the largest examination to date of ageism’s health consequences, researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found evidence that ageism harms the health of older people in 45 countries across five continents. Yale Professor Becca Levy led the analysis as...

Encore Network 2020 Preview

Encore Network 2020 Preview

Network members, make an easy-to-keep New Year’s resolution -- add value to your membership by connecting with other leaders and signing up for our webinars. Here’s how: Join the Encore.org LinkedIn group. Join the Network Facebook group, with almost 200 participants...

Ohio statewide connections: Age-Friendly and encore program update

Ohio statewide connections: Age-Friendly and encore program update

Ohio encore and age-friendly leaders are building on momentum from their August gathering, developing a research report, recruiting additional participants and planning a 2020 gathering that will include policy makers and legislators. Thanks to co-leads Noreen...