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Hey Boomers: Here’s How To Pay It Forward on Climate Change
Hey Boomers: Here’s How To Pay It Forward on Climate Change

“Your generation caused this whole mess.” Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues. A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the...

Every Vaccine Corps Member Has a Story To Tell
Every Vaccine Corps Member Has a Story To Tell

In 2021, Encore.org joined with AmeriCorps Seniors and California Volunteers to launch the Encore Intergenerational Vaccine Corps, bringing retired medical professionals together with non-medical volunteers of all ages to boost vaccination rates at health centers in...

Climate Change Doesn’t Always Provoke Generational Conflict
Climate Change Doesn’t Always Provoke Generational Conflict

On September 1, author and climate activist Bill McKibben announced that he’s launching Third Act to get more older Americans involved in climate activism. That’s good news. Too much responsibility has fallen on young people to lead the charge in demanding more swift...

Announcing the 2021 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows
Announcing the 2021 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows

These 15 innovators, ranging in age from 28 to 84, are bridging generational divides while also fighting for racial justice, empowering immigrant communities, healing trauma, creating affordable housing, reducing ageism and loneliness, preparing young people to lead,...

I Want To Grow Old In a World Where I Matter
I Want To Grow Old In a World Where I Matter

Imagine a world where every child could speak weekly to a kind, caring and engaged older adult who is available to listen to them, and provide friendship and support. A world where a thriving community of older adults of every nationality come together with one...

These Retired Doctors Are Helping To Vaccinate Thousands
These Retired Doctors Are Helping To Vaccinate Thousands

In 2021, Encore.org partnered with AmeriCorps Seniors and California Volunteers to pilot the Encore Intergenerational Vaccine Corps, bringing retired medical professionals together with non-medical volunteers of all ages to boost vaccination rates at health centers in...