10 Organizations Connecting Generations During the Pandemic

10 Organizations Connecting Generations During the Pandemic

By Aanchal Dhar Turns out that young people fear social isolation, too. We’ve all seen the images of older adults suffering from social isolation and loneliness, but young people are suffering during the pandemic, too. Some, reports WBUR, even see social isolation as...
“What is it to see life from an 80-year-old perspective?”

“What is it to see life from an 80-year-old perspective?”

By Marci Alboher That question fascinated Ken Dychtwald, setting him on a 50-year path as researcher, futurist and author. Here are five questions for him as his 17th book, What Retirees Want, is released. Ken Dychtwald has been interested in the power of human...
Wanted: Dynamic New Leader for the Encore Network

Wanted: Dynamic New Leader for the Encore Network

By Betsy Werley My next chapter could be your big opportunity.    Fifteen years ago, I plugged into the power of the encore idea. At age 49¾, I left Chase Manhattan Bank to join a fast-growing startup, The Transition Network. When I told friends about its mission...
PBS American Portrait Wants a Glimpse Into Your World

PBS American Portrait Wants a Glimpse Into Your World

By Stefanie Weiss What’s it like to be an American right now at your age and in your stage of life? PBS American Portrait is creating “a real-time, multimedia, self-made portrait of America” by assembling thousands of people’s answers to a series of thought-provoking...
6 Ways to Advocate for Racial Justice From Home

6 Ways to Advocate for Racial Justice From Home

By Phyllis Segal The nation’s COVID-19 pandemic needn’t sideline you in this critical fight On August 27, 1963, I was a sheltered, white, college student driving with my parents to Washington, D.C. to join the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom....
This classroom volunteer leads his beloved kindergarteners in song

This classroom volunteer leads his beloved kindergarteners in song

With schools shuttered, it’s not easy for classroom volunteers to stay in touch with the students they’ve come to know. But Ray Wellbaum, 69, found a way. A Experience Corps volunteer literacy coach with Generations Incorporated in the Boston area, Wellbaum shared his...