About Us

Our Goals


1. Build awareness of the longevity dividend that has the potential to extend the engagement of Howard County residents beyond traditional retirement age; and

2. Collaborate with individuals and organizations to build an encore community that provides the resources, services, and programming to support a holistic transition process for Howard County residents as they explore, re-imagine, and/or create encore life choices.


Encore Howard County Founder


Elizabeth Mahler EdD

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Dr. Elizabeth Mahler, a 36-year resident of Howard County,  is a founding member of the national Encore Network, and past president of the Life Planning Network (Chesapeake Chapter).  She is  a former employee of Howard Community College and Howard County Public Schools and is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education at  Northeastern University.  Her writing and research is focused on midlife  career transitions.  She speaks regularly on the topics of encore adulthood, transitions, and  careers, to both national and local audiences.

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Encore Howard County is a proud member of the ENCORE NETWORK, a coalition of encore leaders and organizations that provides resources, visibility and connections to strengthen its members’ work to turn the talent of 50+ adults into an asset for society.

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