Encore Nation

Millions of people are living out a distinct and compelling vision of work in the second half of life, and thousands of them are part of Encore Nation. This is the group where Encore.org members can interact with the whole community, introduce themselves, post general comments, make suggestions about the site and share news.

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Transition to Retirement(not exactly)

Hi. Sorry, this is a long post but I thought it might be interesting to other encore seekers. I'm 53 and currently work for IBM as a software developer with over 30 years with the company. In June I was accepted into a new program called Transition to Retirement. Briefly, I now work part-time for a portion of my salary plus benefits and agree to leave by Dec 31, 2013 at the latest.

Read about the impact career-changer Sharon Wise is making through national non-profit Teach For America

Link to article here: http://bit.ly/LRWkXB

You can sign up at www.teachforamerica.org/online to learn more and discover if this is an opportunity that may also be right for you.

Philadelphia networking

I'm new to this site but seek like minded travelers in health care and related industries....msamet1@verizon.net

I'm New to Encore ~

Hi,
I'm new to Encore, and would love to meet others
to share ideas with, who like me, might be looking
for ways to build a new business, help others,
and give back.

I think the 50+ age group is great, I'm finding it's an

opportunity to create the next chapter of life just the
way we want it to be.

Thanks,

Sandy345

Hello Greater Philadelphia Area

New today to Encore.Org..
Looking to utilize my skill set in Operations and Administration to assist in the effort to combat hunger in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Have worked at Philabundance on a volunteer basis and woulfd like to contribute more.

Coaching baseball is one of my passions and a link to how to contribute in this area would be appreciated.

New to the site

Hi everyone,
I am new to this group. I joined Encore to bolster job opportunities seeing that I am in the over 50 group. I hold a doctoral degree in education and would like to teach at any jr college or online. Is there any help out there if so please contact me. drthora.williams105@gmail.com Thanks

New to the site

Hi everyone,
I am new to this group. I joined Encore to bolster job opportunities seeing that I am in the over 50 group. I hold a doctoral degree in education and would like to teach at any jr college or online. Is there any help out there if so please contact me. drthora.williams105@gmail.com Thanks

new to site

Looking for opportunities to share my creative vision and skills as a painting/ writing teacher and/or utilizing my considerable managerial skills in bringing exposure of the arts to interested youth and adults in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Help with contact info/leads is most appreciated

New here and love connecting

Hello. I just joined this community and look forward to meeting people.

I'm interested in and successful with collaborating and joint venturing. If you are too, I'd love to connect.

Patricia Weber

Hello

Hello. I just joined encore, primarily to get advice about my job search. Perhaps I don't qualify for Encore because my previous professional experience is not much. I'm 51 years old, about to graduate with a BS in healthcare management. I'm especially interested in government, or public health. But I would have no problem working for a private organization, if the work was meaningful. I want to know, does anybody know of a search engine, or some method for me to locate organizations in my geographic area?

With unemployment high and retirement savings low, hundreds of thousands of people over 50 are turning to college programs to boost their job skills. But given the rising costs of tuition, is it worth the money? Marci Alboher, VP at Civic Ventures, offers advice for this quickly growing demographic.

Searching for Foundations/NGOs in International Development

Over the past year or so I have been involved with two nonprofits in support of entrepreneurs in Afghanistan as a business coach. I have enjoyed the work so much that, I would very much like to join an organization (foundation, NGOs) that works in enterprise development: Capacity Building and Business Skills Development, nationally or internationally. The work can be full time, part time or on contracting basis.

Wrapping up a three-year initiative to boost course offerings and resources targeted to community college students age 50 and up, the American Association of Community Colleges said in a November report that its Plus 50 program schools shifted dramatically from offering personal enrichment courses for retirees to awarding targeted certificates aimed at current job openings in their communities.

If you find yourself among the ranks of older job hunters, one of the most valuable resources to emerge from the Great Recession is also among the most poignant: a website called Over 50 and Out of Work. It was created to help individuals age 50-plus “get back into the labor force by improving the cultural perception of older workers and by influencing public policy changes that will make it easier for them to find re-employment.” Be sure to add this to your list of helpful encore career resources.

Job Search Strategies for Older Workers

This free workshop, on July 27, 2011, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., will present strategies for competing in the new workplace, updating your skills, networking, dealing with ageism and avoiding job scams.

Start: 06/27/2011 - 7:30 p.m.
End: 06/27/2011 - 9 p.m.

Encore Career Workshop at the Community College of Denver

Considering retraining? Wondering where and how to begin? A Community College of Denver Encore Career Initiative workshop can help you set your course on a new and fulfilling career path.

Start: 06/21/2011 - 9 a.m.
End: 06/21/2011 - noon

Encore Career Workshop at the Community College of Denver

Considering retraining? Wondering where and how to begin? A Community College of Denver Encore Career Initiative workshop can help you set your course on a new and fulfilling career path.

Start: 06/20/2011 - 9 a.m.
End: 06/20/2011 - 4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Orientation for the Boomers Leading Change in Health Nonprofit

Boomers Leading Change in Health serves as a resource to the community in matters related to health and health care.

Start: 05/25/2011 - 10 a.m.
End: 05/25/2011 - 11 a.m.

Continuing the Retirement Conversation – The Couple's Retirement Puzzle

The first of 78 million boomers have begun to turn 65, with a life expectancy of an additional 20 to 30 years. Boomers are being challenged to redefine retirement and reinvent themselves and their relationships as they transition to the next part of life.

Start: 06/21/2011 - 6:30 p.m.
End: 06/21/2011 - 9 p.m.

Discovering What's Next Career Counseling With Career Moves at JVS

Take advantage of Discovering What's Next's one-on-one free consultation service provided by Career Moves at JVS.

Start: 05/19/2011 - 9:30 a.m.
End: 05/19/2011 - 11 a.m.

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