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Freedman to Discuss Encore Careers for Older Adults Sept. 26

September 04, 2013

Marc Freedman  
Marc Freedman

Millions of people are in the midst of inventing a new stage of life and work, between the end of midlife and anything resembling old-fashioned retirement.


St. Louis Community College’s Plus 50 Completion Initiative is sponsoring a conversation with Marc Freedman of Encore.org about the role higher education, and other organizations, can play in supporting adults looking for a change in their second half of life. This event is slated for 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Mildred E. Bastian Center for the Performing Arts at the Forest Park campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. The event is free and open to the public. 


Freedman is founder and CEO of Encore.org, a nonprofit organization working to promote encore careers – second acts for the greater good – jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life.jobs. Freedman is the author of “The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife” and a frequent commentator in the national media. He has been recognized by Fast Company magazine three straight years as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs. In 2012, AARP Magazine named Freedman one of “The Influentials,” the 50 people over 50 affecting individuals’ lives and futures.


While Encore.org is not a job placement service, it provides free, comprehensive information that helps people transition to jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.


Through Plus 50, St. Louis Community College provides programs and services that make it easier for adult learners to earn credit for their past education and work experience. Individuals receive support and flexibility to help reach their goals, from choosing a course of study and scheduling classes to applying for financial aid.


To register for this presentation, visit publichealth.wustl.edu/aging, or call 314-747-9192


For more information about Freedman’s presentation or STLCC’s Plus 50 Initiative, contact Heather Ellison, hellison@stlcc.edu, or 314-984-7842.