Twice in one week. It’s delightful seeing Lisa in person again. Last week, her husband’s birthday celebration brought us together. This week she and I are participating in Encore Connect: Your Roadmap to What’s Next. Encore Connect is a three-hour interactive session for midlife and older adults to discover, retool, and connect to their next career step. We have been volunteering for many months to help Bevan Rogel, Encore Tampa Bay CEO, reach out to groups to make them aware of this learning opportunity. Read more
Those of us at midlife and beyond are far from the scrap heap. We are poised to invent an entirely new stage of life—the encore years—between the end of midlife and anything resembling old-fashioned retirement. … and in the process to revamp the nature of all preceding life stages, opening options for younger people who can make life decisions with the expectation of more than one bite of the apple.
– Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO, Encore.org, in the Forward to the Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher
The national Encore organization “is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society. … with the ultimate goal of creating a better future for young people and future generations.” Encore.org now has over 35 member organizations in its network, including Encore Tampa Bay. Read more