To advance President Obama’s goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, colleges are increasingly seeing boomers as a growing source of students.
I’m not big on change. Most of us aren’t. That becomes a bigger problem the more choices we have and the more restless we feel. Second adulthood is about choices and restlessness and trying something new. But that means change, and many of us get stuck at the edge of the diving board.
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With a 14-city book tour underway, Marc Freedman is spreading the word about a new stage of life between midlife and old age. And while he’s attracting attention from boomers searching for meaning during that stage, he’s also gaining interest from national media outlets looking to explore what Freedman calls the “encore years.”
Encore College Initiative grantees are developing programs that create educational pathways to encore careers for people 50 and older. Effective planning has been essential to efforts to sustain and, in some cases, expand these programs. Below are seven tips for community college administrators.
With government “entitlements” like Social Security back on the table, the debate over retirement ages will be in full swing.
That makes last week's cover package of The Economist – “70 or Bust!” – both timely and provocative even if the magazine's conclusion that pension and Social Security benefits need to be cut makes many people cringe.
On April 5, 75 people filled a conference room in the National Constitution Center to think about how an engaged citizenry can do work that helps realize the Founding Fathers’ vision of “a more perfect Union.”
There’s a new e-book on the scene that I’m thrilled to recommend, The Age for Change, created by our friends at Coming of Age, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that helps people 50-plus explore their future, connect and contribute through opportunities – paid and unpaid – in their communities.