Tampa Bay Encore Town Hall

Join the movement, get engaged!

find your next….volunteer, employee, project manager, mentor, advisor
find your next… dream job, project, enterprise

Find your opportunity to make a difference!

October 21, 2014 4:30 to 7:00pm - Feather Sound Country Club

Recent Articles:

Earl Bedford Encore Career

Encore Careers – Making a Difference

Encore Career Series There are millions of adults in mid-life who are refusing to fade away in the second half of life. It turns out that at least 41 million of those adults are searching for a calling and crafting encore careers that combine not only continued income but the promise for more … [Read More...]



Encore.org recently conducted a national survey asking people 50-70 years old about their plans, aspirations and concerns at this stage of their lives. The overall findings showed that encore careers appeal to people across all lines of education, and economic status. They found that people want to … [Read More...]


Town Hall to Shine Spotlight on Encore Careers, Strategies for Leveraging Baby Boomer and Senior Talent

For millions of Americans over 50, traditional retirement lacks appeal or simply isn’t an option. Here in Tampa Bay, keeping that sizable population of baby boomers and seniors engaged and contributing to the community is vital for our region’s economic future and quality of life. That’s why … [Read More...]

Encore Career

Our Aging Workforce – An Opportunity or a Burden?

Between 1990 and 2010, the percentage of people 65 and older in the workforce increased from 12.1 percent to 16.1 percent. Today, adults 55 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Rather than viewing this as a potential opportunity for economic growth, many people fear that more … [Read More...]

More than a ½ million residents in Hillsborough and Pinellas county are over the age of 50 and considering the possibilities for a new chapter in their lives. Traditional retirement may not be the next step. There is a social change movement called Encore, growing across the country- as millions of baby boomers transiton into this new stage of life with a vast reservoir of talent and experience – where people want to continue some kind of work (encore) that combines personal meaning, with social impact and sometimes continued income. Bevan also talks about some of the reasons why the largest growing age group of entrepreneurs in the US is from ages 55-6 65 years old
  • the recession and the fact that boomers are faced with high rates of unemployment,
  • that adults are actually living longer and can find the time to launch their own enterprise,
  • the boomer generation has been making up their own rules as to how they want to live their lives- this is not any different now.
The other important imperative in this movement – is to help organizations, leaders and the community at large to think differently and to innovate- ways that we can leverage this encore talent to strengthen our organizations, community and economy in Tampa Bay.


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

Upcoming Workshops:

“Naming and Claiming Your Strengths”
(Encore Discussion Group)
October 10, 2014
11:00-12:30 pm
The Greenhouse
FREE | Register Here

Tampa Bay Encore Town Hall
October 21, 2014
4:30 to 7:00pm
Feather Sound Country Club
Join the movement, get engaged!

Find your opportunity to make a difference!

“Life Transitions as Opportunities for Growth”
(Encore Discussion Group)
October 30, 2014
10:30-12:00 pm
The Greenhouse
FREE | Register Here

"Getting Out of Your Own Way”
(Encore workshop)
November 5, 2014
6-8 pm
St Petersburg Chamber Board Room
$25 | Register Here

“The Power of the Entrepreneurial Mindset”
(Encore Workshop)
November 13, 2014
The Greenhouse
$55 | Register Here

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A second or third act that combines personal meaning with social impact and continued income.

Are you ready for your encore career


  • 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"