WELCOME TO THE ENCORE ACADEMYIt’s YOUR future. How are you going to use it? The largest generation in American history is in transition, moving from midlife to a new stage of life and work. Tens of millions of people between the ages of 44 and 70 say they want encore careers that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact.
OUR OPPORTUNITY:The Tampa Bay area is home to more than 300,000 Boomers aged 46-64 and data show several new Bay area residents turn 50 every hour. With 40% of the St Petersburg’s population over 50 years old, we have an incredible opportunity to tap into their talent and experience to benefit our community and economy.
OUR MISSION:To transform the Tampa Bay community and economy by assisting adults of age 50+ to explore options and select a path to an “Encore career” – meaningful paid or volunteer service, career change and/or entrepreneurship.
Last week, Marc Freedman was awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum. Freedman is the founder of Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) and a primary thought leader for the encore social change movement. Marc Freedman’s latest article focuses on the confusion and … [Read More...]
I recently read Jane Pauley’s book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining The Rest of Your Life. It is a well written and very inspirational book that highlights interesting people who took action to connect to their passion and purpose. As I read those stories I focused in on how people actually found … [Read More...]
By guest blogger Lisa Jacobson, Career Consultant and Executive Coach of Workplace Solutions One of the best workshops I attended at the 2014 Positive Aging Conference in Sarasota, Florida last week was presented by Francine Toder, Ph.D. Dr. Toder shared inspiring insights and stories from her … [Read More...]
Last week I participated in the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging hosted by the Institute for the Ages in Sarasota, Florida. The conference brought together over 370 participants, national thought leaders and local aging specialists to learn how we are changing the way we … [Read More...]
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FREE Encore Discussion Group
"Resilience: Bending Without Breaking"
April 29- 6:30-8:00 pm
Greenhouse- 2nd floor conference room
A second or third act that combines personal meaning with social impact and continued income.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 10,000 Baby boomers are turning 65 every day
- 9 million people ages 44-70 are in their encore career
- Another 31 million are interested in joining them
- 37% of boomers say they expect to retire after 65
- 10,000 adults are turning 60 every day
- Over 40% of all start ups in America are by adults over 45 years of age.
- 70% of all boomers expect to work in some capacity after they "Retire"