Encore Careers Presentation

Posted by on June 4, 2007

Welcome to the Revolution

It’s a revolution and it’s happening on the job. Tens of millions of people 50+ are entering a new stage of work at a life juncture when their parents headed to the sidelines. The big question: With so many of people 50+ fueled by passion, purpose, and a penchant for improving the world, what kind of work will they do?

Marc Freedman, author of Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life, and Dr. Wilson Goode, former mayor of Philadelphia, recent winner of The Purpose Prize and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2006 Citizen of the Year, will answer that question with stories, research, and a look at the “encore career.” Sponsored by Coming of Age, a project of Temple University, WHYY, AARP Pennsylvania and United Way, the presentation will take place on Monday, June 11, at WHYY, 150 North 5th Street in Philadelphia.

Since the 1999 publication of his groundbreaking book, Prime Time, How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America, Marc Freedman has been widely regarded as an important “50+ Revolution” thought leader. In 2006, former Philadelphia mayor, Dr. W. Wilson Goode, garnered two very prestigious honors ? he was one of only five Purpose Prize winners (for 60+ social entrepreneurship) and named the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Citizen of the Year.”

To be in the audience to hear their stories, research, and incisive takes on “encore careers,” please register. Cost is $15.00 per person or free to WHYY Members. (To become a member, call (215) 351-0511 or visit http://whyy.org.

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