STATELINE.ORG: States turn to seniors for help in classrooms
10/08/2007 - 05:13:05pm
After a 41-year career in Maryland state government, Dorothy Johns is a teacher’s aide at Medfield Heights Elementary School in Baltimore. Photo by Christine Vestal, Stateline.org.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to take Experience Corps statewide, part of a national trend to look to older adults to fill the shortage of qualified adults in the classroom, according to this report on Stateline.org.
NEW YORK TIMES: Tailoring Messages to a New Audience: Wrinkled Baby Boomers
10/05/2007 - 11:20:25am
Harley-Davidson is increasingly seeking older riders.
Stuart Elliott reports that advertisers are beginning to shift their strategies to specifically target older adults.
COLORADO: Grants awarded to spur boomer involvement
10/05/2007 - 01:01:17am
Colorado has some BIG ideas.
The Rose Community Foundation has awarded 12 Boomer Innovation Grants (BIG) of $5,000 for efforts to mobilize the experience and knowledge of the baby boom generation for social benefit.
The grant program is part of the Community Experience Partnership, a network of community foundations that are seeking to catalyze encore opportunities for older adults.
USA TODAY: Community colleges take lead in retraining retirees
10/03/2007 - 01:49:50pm
USA Today reports on a new program of the American Association of Community Colleges to help member colleges prepare adults over 50 for their encore careers.
With $3.2 million from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the AACC will make grants to 15 community colleges, with five serving as "mentor institutions."
KQED: California's Community Colleges -- Will They Make the Grade?
09/28/2007 - 02:52:32pm
Educators in California are reaching out to Latinos to encourage them to go to college. But, that also means reaching out to their parents.
The local NPR affiliate in San Francisco, KQED-FM, just completed a 10-part series on California's community colleges.
AARP: Fifty Best Places to Work
09/26/2007 - 01:30:11pm
Health care providers and large companies once again dominated AARP's annual list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. But non-profit organizations are also starting to adopt the kind of flexible scheduling and benefit programs that work in the private sector.
WSJ ENCORE: Recommended reading
09/24/2007 - 12:40:15pm
The Wall Street Journal's Encore special section today included a recommended reading list from John Gomperts, president of Civic Ventures and CEO of Experience Corps.
"If you're starting the important -- and challenging -- task of deciding how best to use your time and talents in your 50s and beyond," the Journal wrote, "consider the following resources recommended by John Gomperts, chief executive of Experience Corps.
ENTITLEMENTS: Baby Boomers Not to Blame?
09/21/2007 - 04:41:44pm
The spiraling cost of health care, rather than an aging society, is the real culprit in the dire forecasts of staggering budget deficits in decades to come, suggests Dean Baker in a posting on the blog .common sense.
OBAMA: Expand Senior Volunteer Programs
09/21/2007 - 01:19:52pm
Sen. Barack Obama, campaigning in Iowa, said he wants to increase opportunities for older Americans to contribute to society by creating new volunteer programs, the AP reports.
Obama said he would expand programs such as Senior Corps, which provides opportunities for about 500,000 older adults. He proposed scholarships and stipends that could be used for education or to pad retirement savings.
SURVEY: Closer relationships, more fun and, oh yeah, change the world
09/19/2007 - 05:40:25pm
"Boomers are starting to form a new agenda," according to Money magazine, "a reinvention of the American dream that emphasizes friends and family over making money, having fun over working hard, and making a difference in the community and the world."