Category Archives: What’s New

  • The Value of Socialization for Older Adults by Bob Blancato

    THE VALUE OF SOCIALIZATION FOR OLDER ADULTS By Bob Blancato   Over my nearly 40 years of working at the national level on aging policy, I have been most closely involved in the Older Americans Act (OAA) and its three nutrition programs. For the past year, I have had the unique opportunity to focus on […]

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  • QUIZ: What’s your primary source of meaning in life?

    While author Emily Esfahani Smith was “researching The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, [she] spoke to many people about what makes their lives meaningful. Four themes came up again and again both in those conversations and in the psychology research on meaning. They are what [she] calls the four pillars of meaning: belonging, […]

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  • Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.com, Presenting at TEDx Salon

    Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.com, Presenting at TEDx Salon July 22, 2017 San Francisco, California   The TEDx Salon entitled “Longevity – The Human Experience” will feature 7 renown professionals speaking on the topic.  Marc Freedman is the originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good  He co-founded […]

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  • Being is Meaningful Work

    Being is Meaningful Work By Janet M Hively, PhD For many years, my mantra has been, “Meaningful work, paid or unpaid, through the last breath.” For most of that time, I’ve been thinking about work as purposeful doing. In the last 20 years since I shifted my professional focus on life-work planning from youth to […]

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  • Aging America Documentary

    Take a moment to read this article with the filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers about the documentary that she made called “Coming of Age in an Aging America”. You will be able to view the documentary on public broadcasting’s World channel on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1.

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  • Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career

    Retirees, Join a Nonprofit as an Encore Career Many baby boomers with long careers in the business world are now eyeing work in the nonprofit sector. By Susan B. Garland   Suzanne Armstrong thrived in the corporate world, working for American Express and later consulting for Citibank, Deloitte and other behemoths. Her expertise: helping leaders […]

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  • Exciting News About Aging : A New Theory of Lifespan

    Exciting News About Aging : A New Theory of Lifespan Coming of Age recently learned of psychotherapist and human development expert, Stefan Deutsch, who is researching, exploring and advocating for exactly what we believe to be true: that we who are over 50 are in a third stage of growth and development, not declining or […]

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  • Upcoming Explore Your Future Workshops in Kansas City (May/June 2017)

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  • Coming of Age Tagline Contest: Chance to win an iPad

    Coming of Age Tagline Contest Seven words or less can win you an iPad! We all recognize these unique and evocative taglines: Nike – Just Do It! The Police – Protect and Serve! L’Oréal – Because You’re Worth It! What would your personal tagline be? Coming of Age invites you to come up with a […]

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  • Capturing the Energy Workshop: Kansas City

    “Capturing the Energy” (and Expertise of People Age 50+) A WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS Sponsored by Coming of Age Kansas City and MARC’s Community for All Ages Initiative This dynamic workshop can empower an organization’s leaders to do more by tapping into a valuable, underused, and growing resource – the passions, talents, and skills of people age […]

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