Movies About the Second Half of Life: What's Behind the Trend?
05/16/2012 - 08:47:05am
All of a sudden, there are movies about life beyond midlife.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy – has quickly become a critical and box office hit.
Don’t forget Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in Larry Crowne, Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt in Late Bloomers, and, next year, Tina Fey in The Intern, playing the founder of a fashion company who mentors a 70-something intern bored with retirement.
AARP's Jane Pauley on Encore Careers and the Myth of Reinvention
02/09/2012 - 11:59:05am
Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck in a Tough Economy
11/28/2011 - 03:16:37pm
How has the current economy affected encore career interest and plans for encore careers?
Intel Offers Encore Benefit to Employees Near Retirement
11/21/2011 - 01:58:28pm
It’s a bold move that could signal a sea change in corporate retirement benefits and bring a new wave of talent into the nonprofit sector.
And the 2011 Purpose Prize Winners Are…
10/28/2011 - 11:56:07am
Some have called The Purpose Prize the “genius award for retirees.” This year's winners exemplify the spirit of the $100,000 award – the country's only large-scale investment in social innovators in the second half of life.
The 2011 winners are:
Oprah Winfrey Hails Purpose Prize Winners
10/19/2011 - 12:02:47pm
Nonprofits Offer Hope to Encore Career Seekers
10/17/2011 - 06:39:07am
Heard any good news about the job market lately?
I didn’t think so.
So here’s a bit of good news to hang on to: Idealist.org, a popular nonprofit jobs site, reports that most nonprofits are “cautiously optimistic” about hiring and believe the worst economic times may be over.
Early in 2011, Idealist reached out to thousands of organizations to see how they were dealing with “the financial crisis that hit our sector in the fall of 2008,” and to gauge their feelings about the future.
‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Taught Women About Sexuality and Reproductive Health
10/07/2011 - 11:41:15am
When it comes to women’s sexuality and reproductive health, I’ve come to believe that the world divides into two camps: those who know something about hand mirrors and those who don’t.
My sister Julie, solidly in the first camp, recently went to a 30-something female gynecologist, who’s in the second. At Julie’s first mention of hand mirrors, she told me, her doctor was more than a little taken aback.
“You did what?” she asked.
“I went into a classroom at Hampshire College with six or seven other women in the fall of 1980,” Julie explained from the examining table.
The Dangerous Myth of Reinvention
09/07/2011 - 12:50:56pm
Two recent news stories show the upside of encore success stories – and the downside of reinvention myths.
BusinessWeek recently posted a slideshow to its site, showcasing 16 people in new, later-life careers. Eight of the 16 are in true encore careers dedicated to the greater good, and two of these are ones we know well.
Purpose Prize Winner, Environmentalist Ray Anderson Dies at 77
08/10/2011 - 01:09:10pm
Anderson founded and led Interface, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of modular carpet tiles. His life changed in 1996, when, at age 60, he made a radical decision to eliminate Interface’s environmental footprint by 2020.