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The Encore Academy is here to provide workshops, resources and connections that will help you discover and launch your Encore career!

Upcoming Encore Academy Events


Upcoming AARP Events

Saturday, February 25th – Saturday, May 6th.

April 8, April 15, April 29, May 6
All sessions are 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Westminster Shores, 125 56th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Mentor Up
AARP and Eckerd College have teamed up to bring hands-on tech training workshops to St. Petersburg through Mentor Up, an AARP Foundation Program. Eckerd College students will be available to sit with you one-on-one to help you get the most from your smart phone or tablet.

RSVP: call 877-926-8300
or online

Bevan's interview with Marianne Oehser, CRC, MM, Certified Retirement Coach from Transitioning into Retirement

- What an encore is
- How to go about deciding what you want yours to be like
- What some of the fears and challenges are
- What skills-based volunteering is
- How to find a volunteer opportunity that fits you

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