— Are you over age 50 and currently unemployed?  Do you want your next job to be about more than just a paycheck?  The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program is offering its seventh Encore!Hartford program beginning in March, 2016. Encore!Hartford is an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed Connecticut corporate professionals age 50 or older to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional positions in the nonprofit sector. The program has an impressive track record, with …

— An evolution is occurring that will one day affect you and your family: Older adults are breaking stereotypes, and are redefining life, career and retirement in the second half of their lives. Marc Freedman has coined a term for this emerging social transformation: the encore movement. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, spoke to Tampa Bay community members about the importance of embracing the Encore movement to better our communities at an AARP-sponsored event. “We are …

— AARP Connecticut is once again providing financial support to help qualified individuals over age 50 participate in Encore! Hartford – an intensive four-month workforce development program that assists unemployed, underemployed or dislocated seasoned Connecticut corporate professionals to transition their skills and experience into managerial and professional jobs in the nonprofit sector. Encore! is designed and implemented by the University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program in strong partnership with AARP Connecticut, Leadership Greater Hartford, Capital Workforce Partners, CTWorks/American Job Center, CT …

— AARP Report: Florida’s “Longevity Economy” Responsible for $429B in State GDP, 6 Million Jobs AARP Florida State Director Calls on Candidates to Talk About State Role in Attracting Boomers Orlando, Fla. – AARP and Oxford Economics released a report today on Florida’s “Longevity Economy” that shows that households headed by people 50 or older generate 54 percent of the state’s Gross Domestic Product ($428.7 billion), 58 percent of the state’s jobs (6,070,000) and 67 percent of Florida’s state and local …

— Media Advisory September 25, 2014 Media Contact Only:     Kathy Marma, 866.595.7678 AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson will be available for media interviews to discuss the “Longevity Economy”  St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP and Oxford Economics will release a report on Florida’s “Longevity Economy” Monday, Sept. 29th, 2014 detailing the economic activity supported by the consumer spending of households headed by someone age 50 and older. The report will be released on AARP Florida’s State webpage, www.aarp.org/fl. AARP Florida State …

— Monica Stynchula is not a conventional retiree. After working as a medical social worker and home-schooling her children, Stynchula, like many Boomers, was looking for her “What’s Next” after retirement and found it in her new company. Stynchula used the combination of her skill set and the motivation of seeing her father live though cancer to start a new business that not only benefitted her, but benefited the community as well. She founded and became the CEO of Dovetail Care, …

— By Tracy Sutton Schorn Farming 10 acres of organic watermelon is not how most people envision their retirement years, but it’s ideal for Susan and Rick Fields. “Why retire to sit home and watch television?” said Susan. The couple, both 57, purchased a farm in Rosanky and just planted their first crop of melons. Susan, a retired elementary school principal, and Rick, a retired federal worker, thought farming seemed like a good fit after a lifetime of avid gardening. “There’s …

—   Join this Encore Institute workforce training seminar for seasoned professionals!  Are you considering a career change or looking for employment?  This seminar will help you with strategies to find a new job or re-enter the workplace.  The keynote address will feature Mary Cosgrove, Founder and Principal of  “What’s Working Well,” who will discuss career and work transitions and immediate actions you can take to kick-start your job search.  Register now by clicking here. Following the keynote will be break-out …

—   Richmond – AARP Virginia, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host an “encore entrepreneur” event in Richmond on May 8. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-Noon at the Retail Merchants Association, 5101 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230. “AARP supports developing opportunities for older Americans to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs,” said AARP Virginia State President Bob Blancato. “AARP creates real possibilities …