“In search of purpose, more and more people are working in their 60s, 70s, and beyond—for both means and meaning. Millions are turning to encore careers, pursuing work that simultaneously means something beyond themselves, using their experience to help solve problems in areas like education, health and the environment. And the benefits of doing so are coming increasingly into focus. An accumulation of research suggests the payoff includes continued mental and physical vitality.”
Marc Freedman is CEO and founder of Encore.org, a nonprofit organization working to promote encore careers—second acts for the greater good.