July 2017 Newsletter
The encore movement is poised for growth in the next six months. The Encore Network is expanding and the Encore Prize is surfacing innovative efforts to engage older adults to help kids. We'll tap into the new "Reframing Aging" resources from Frameworks to use research-tested frames to make our collective communications more effective. Join the Network by July 15 to achieve Founding Member status and benefit from this rising tide of activity. 

The Encore Network has grown to more than 50 nonprofit, for-profit and individual members, demonstrating their leadership and strengthening their work. A few examples illustrate the breadth of member programs: RSVP New York City is America's first and largest RSVP program with 2,500 volunteers; AARP MN State President Kate Schaefers is co-launching a University of Minnesota encore transition program with Phyllis Moen, a renowned sociologist and award-winning author; Helen Hirsch Spence is co-founder and CEO of Top Sixty Over Sixty, Canada's only support community for encore social entrepreneurs. Our Join page tells you all the reasons to sign up now. 

In early August the Encore Prize will announce 15 semifinalists with big ideas to bring older adult talent to help kids at risk. You can get to know programs that could be partners and resources in your work and get the word out for the audience award prize. Details to follow in August. 

Our July Reframing Aging webinar provided a guided tour of a rich new resource that will help us create powerful, consistent messages for our many audiences. Join our late July working session and shape that effort. 

Warm regards, 
Betsy Werley , Encore Network lead
Headlines from the Network
Join the Network by July 15 for Founding Member status 

The Encore Network has supported your work in many ways. Join us by July 15 to become a Founding Members, show your leadership and benefit from the visibility, learning community and resource sharing that the Network provides.
Reframing Aging webinar: Next steps, recording and background materials 

Are your communications benefitting from the latest insights on how "civilians" view aging, and research-tested recommendations? Check out our Reframing Aging webinar presentations, recording and online toolkit, and sign up for our late-July followup discussion. 
U.K. Innovations in Aging: New Accelerating Ideas grants 

The U.K. is investing in innovative ideas to help people age well, be actively engaged and build stronger local networks and neighborhoods. Read all about the eight grantees receiving expansion funds through NESTA, an innovation foundation tackling big ideas. 

The Dayton Foundation's Inaugural Encore Fellows Cohort 

The Dayton Foundation is bringing encore talent to important Miami Valley initiatives. Meet the first three Encore Fellows, who bring backgrounds in the Air Force, counseling, nonprofit development and research -- and learn more about their host organizations. 

New RSVP grants support work in 50 communities 

Despite proposed 2017 budget threats, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced new grants of $5.3 million to support new initiatives for older-adult volunteers in 50 communities. Read about the grants, including Encore Network members and encore locations. 

Other Network News
Oasis Institute welcomes new President, Paul Weiss, who succeeds Marsha Kerz.  

  • Organizations: Encore NVA (northern Virginia), Encore Palm Beach County, Home Share Vermont, Life Planning Network, Next Chapter Kansas City, Reading Partners.
  • Individuals: Peter Balsamo (retired educator), Ken Dychtwald (Age Wave), Mark Friedman (Chief Medical Officer, First Stop Health), Sara Zeff Geber (founder/President Your Life Encore), Gwendolyn Kinney (Caritas Coach, RN, MSN), Mona Kreaden (Strategic Advisor, The Transition Network), Jim McGinley (Generation to Generation Seattle), Luanne Mullin (President, Luanne Mullin Partnerships), Mark Silverman (Managing Director, Catamount Ventures), Paul Speer (Partner, Social Venture Partners), Helen Hirsch Spence (CEO/Founder, Top Sixty Over Sixty), Poul-Erik Tindbaek (Chief Consultant, en3karriere).
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