CALIFORNIA: State Keeps Tabs on Retirees to Lure Them Back
09/19/2007 - 05:18:28pm
California appears to be taking the lead in finding ways to let retired workers put their skills and experience to work for the public sector.
The State of California is developing a database of retired state employees, including their previous jobs, their skills and their retirement goals. Employers will be able to search for potential employees to fill job openings. A pilot program involving 16 state agencies is expected to go live next month, according to Workforce Management, a human-resources newsletter.
WSYR: Baby Boomers Returning to College
09/19/2007 - 10:00:31am
A report on WSYR, the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, focuses on the nursing program at Onondaga Community College, where working adults can become registered nurses in about four semesters through self-directed coursework.
The report features Russell Burlingame, who taught school, ran a grocery store and worked for UPS before reassessing his life.
SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE: New opportunities for the 'encore' stage of life
09/17/2007 - 05:08:07pm
Judy Goggin, a vice president of Civic Ventures, contributed this column to the Herald-Tribune. She will be the keynote speaker at a community assembly on Sept. 25, "Are You Ready? The Changing Face of Retirement, Work and Service."
CENSUS BUREAU: More Older Adults at Work
09/12/2007 - 03:43:23pm
Wilma Melville, founder of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, with training dogs Jem and Newton. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn for The Washington Post.
Much of the coverage of the U.S. Census Bureau's report that more older adults are working highlighted those who have put social impact at the top of their priority lists.
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Auto Workers Flee to Health-Care Jobs
09/12/2007 - 03:06:18pm
Downsized auto industry veterans are using their severance packages to launch encore careers in health care, The Wall Street Journal reports.
CRR: Raising Social Security's Early Retirement Age
09/10/2007 - 02:52:07pm
When it comes to Social Security, for some reason, policy makers and policy analysts seem to prefer sticks to carrots.
A case in point is this issue brief from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, which makes the case for raising the age at which Social Security early retirement benefits can be claimed from 62 to 63.5.
STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW: Boots on the School Ground
09/10/2007 - 01:46:11pm
"The federal government isn’t usually known as a hotbed of innovation, but Troops to Teachers has become a model for matching untapped resources with unmet needs. Such models have become even more important with 77 million baby boomers beginning to reach retirement age and a growing national need for teachers."
That's a passage from an article I wrote about the Troops to Teachers program, which appears in the fall issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
TIME MAGAZINE: The Case for National Service
09/06/2007 - 01:54:35pm
Many encore careers will take the form of national service, whether it's tutoring schoolchildren as a member of Experience Corps or signing up for a stint in the Peace Corps.
Thus, it was refreshing to see the contribution of older adults so prominently featured in Time magazine's cover story.
PURPOSE PRIZE: 2007 Winners Announced
09/04/2007 - 02:10:50pm
Wilma Melville, a retired P.E. teacher who trains dogs to find disaster victims, and H. Gene Jones, a former corporate turnaround executive who creates arts programs for elementary school students, are among five social innovators over 60 who have been named $100,000 winners of the 2007 Purpose Prizes.
MONEY MAGAZINE: The Big Idea
08/27/2007 - 04:41:58pm
Marc Freedman. Photo by Robyn Twomey
Money magazine features Marc Freedman's conception of the encore career as "The Big Idea" in their September issue, in an article headlined, "Retire Later, Retire Happier."
"Freedman suggests that if older Americans could just find more meaningful jobs, they'd happily work longer, save more and tax the system less," Donna Rosato writes. "So what's stopping them?"