Encore Fellowships can be virtual, too

Encore Fellowships can be virtual, too

By Sarah McKinney Gibson There’s nothing like a pandemic to illustrate the value of experienced, virtual help. Encore Fellowships match skilled, seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high-impact, paid engagements lasting from six months to one...
This young woman understood the importance of social distancing

This young woman understood the importance of social distancing

The message below is from Dr. Gerald Bourne, director of the Encore Physicians Program, which matches retired physicians with community health centers that care for underserved people. Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic recently impacted his family.  After so many years...
For older people stuck at home, 7 ways to stay connected

For older people stuck at home, 7 ways to stay connected

By Sarah McKinney Gibson If you’re waiting out the coronavirus at home and beginning to lose your mind, now might be the perfect time to explore new ways to get the meaningful connection you crave. Here are seven ways you can foster connectivity and feel a daily sense...
Which Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow won the Judges’ Prize?

Which Gen2Gen Innovation Fellow won the Judges’ Prize?

By Janet Oh Just a few months ago, we named five Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows with great ideas to tap the talents of older adults to improve the care and education of our youngest children. All five dazzled us with their creativity, commitment and passion! All five...
This voter registration drive reaches across the generational divide

This voter registration drive reaches across the generational divide

By Sarah McKinney Gibson Just 40 percent of 18-19 year-olds are registered to vote — and only 75 percent of those who are registered actually vote. Do the math: Out of every 100 18- and 19-year-olds, just 30 of them are making decisions for them all. This short...