NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

NEWS FROM THE NETWORK

New Findings: Diversity of Interest in Later-Life Entrepreneurship

While today’s older entrepreneurs are more likely to be male, white, and have relatively high levels of human, social, and financial capital, we know less about interest in later-life entrepreneurship. The Diversity of Interest in Later-Life Entrepreneurship study, by Cal J. Halvorsen and...

Encore Fellows UK Accelerates Toward Launch

In 2019, the Encore Fellowships Network is expanding to the United Kingdom. It’s now in fast-forward development, working in several UK locations to refine its model. By year-end, the program will complete three pilot Encore Fellowships, recruit up to 10 Fellows and secure initial corporate...

Encore Howard County – April Launch

This month we’re celebrating a new Network program with Encore Howard County’s official launch: an April 25 program hosted by a retired TV anchor, featuring a panel of residents talking about their varied encores. Congratulations to co-founders Elizabeth Mahler, Mary Thompson and Pat...

Colorado news: REAL Photo Contest, TV Coverage for Boomers Leading Change

Denver colleagues keep expanding the encore movement in Colorado and beyond, this month with compelling images of older adults and a TV spotlight on boomer volunteers. Changing the Narrative Colorado’s REAL (Realistic Examples of Aging in Life) photo contest wants your photos of older adults...

GrandInvolve Wins Virginia Best Practices Award  

GrandInvolve, a volunteer group that brings older adults into Fairfax County Virginia Title 1 elementary schools to improve student success, won the $5,000 first place Best Practice Award from Virginia’s Commonwealth Council on Aging. GrandInvolve volunteers work in classrooms, offering their...

Connections, news, events: new Network Facebook Group offers those & more

You want to make the most of your Network membership: fast-forwarding to the information you need, finding out who’s doing what and learning with colleagues. The new Network Facebook Group gives you the power to connect and share your news. You need a Facebook account to participate, or you...

Reframing Aging Resources, Denver Post Calls Out Ageism

Looking for the latest tools to create positive messages about aging? Encore leader Janine Vanderburg created a valuable package of materials for her February Reframing Aging webinar: Presentation Recording Reframing cards reviewing key issues Communications checklist Social Issues worksheet ...

Social Media Boosters: Twitter Connections and survey re Facebook Group

Love it or hate it, social media is a powerful tool in expanding our programs and reaching new audiences. At the Encore Summit, many members benefitted from our social media “doctors” and committed to blending encore ideas into your communications. Two followups to keep that momentum...

Sign up! Reframing Aging webinar, Feb. 26

As we build the encore movement, we benefit from effective and consistent messages about aging, age-ism and the value of older adults. The Frameworks Institute’s Reframing Aging project offers research-based messaging and communications strategies proven to shift public opinion in a positive...

Boston News: Transition Navigators, Age Strong Commission, Health Data

Encore Boston Network is a seven-year-old superconnector, leading a coalition of government, nonprofit, business and community leaders committed to growing the encore movement in the region. This post shares Boston-area news: new Discovery Centers supporting encore seekers, a much-needed name...