Encore-related Resources


New book by economics commentator and columnist for PBS website Next Avenue,  Chris Farrell,  gives us insight on how people are navigating the second half of life.

Find the rest of the review here!

How to Live Forever by Encore.org CEO and President Marc Freedman tops the Wall St. Journal’s list of “Best Books of 2018 on Aging Well.” Check out one of the essays from the book published in the Wall Street Journal here!

Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Ashton Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Watch her TED Talk here!

With her recent book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A retirement and aging roadmap for single and childless adults, Sara Zeff Geber brought the term “solo agers” into the national vocabulary. Find Geber's article on solo aging in Forbes Magazine here!

The Second Mountain, written by New York Times and PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, tells a compelling and ultimately hopeful story about the power of connection -- not just to improve our own lives, but to heal what ails us as a society. Find Marc Freedman's Washington Post review here!  

June Book Recommendation!

Elderhood by Louise Aronson, MD is

"A wise and beautiful book, to be cherished by anyone who hopes to keep on growing, aging, and learning."  Perri Klass, MD


These short videos provide some background on the encore movement across the United States - check regularly for updates! 

Research Studies and Reports

The findings of these research studies and reports may be of interest in understanding aging in the 21st century  and the changing nature and definition of retirement.   


  A sampling of the great articles (on health, money, work & purpose, living, caregiving, and technology) from Next   Avenue, "where grown-ups keep growing," a nonprofit journalism website produced by Twin Cities PBS:

  Recent articles from a variety of sources:

The following short essays on The Future of Aging published by The Milken Institute cover a variety of topics:

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