August 09, 2016
Resume or Eulogy: Some Thoughts on the Rest of Our Lives
Many of us have spent the past 20, 30, 40 years even amassing accomplishments, going for the next promotion or rung on the success ladder, accumulating...
July 22, 2016
TREAT YOUR ENCORE LIKE YOU DO YOUR SUMMERS!
In June, July and August, my wife and I engage regularly in something that hardly ever crosses our minds the rest of the year’s months. It’s Yahtzee! The...
July 17, 2016
What's Your Encore?
A bit stumped on how to start your own Encore? Here are some tips that will help. Tip #1: Share What You Know You have a lifetime of experiences – from work,...
July 08, 2016
A Path to Purpose
Since becoming an Encore Fellow, I’ve come across a few blogs and books which contained the author’s formula for successful aging. I thought I’d add my own...
June 17, 2016
Searching for Your Next Chapter? Contemplate Your "Road Less Traveled."
Some 35 or even 40 years ago, I finally mustered up the courage to approach a young lady who was working in a little downtown Grand Rapids shop on the Monroe...
June 02, 2016
Turning the Tide of Food Insecurity One Taste Bud at a Time
A child of the 60s, Toni Scott grew up eating healthy foods. Her family grew fruits and vegetables in their own garden and her Muskegon neighborhood was home...
May 24, 2016
Boomers With A Mission
We’re not exactly a quiet generation – far from it. We’re called “boomers” and for good reason. We exploded into this world during the halcyon, post-World War...
May 15, 2016
Two Couples -- Lifelong Friends -- Help Out at a Health Care Center
A lot of men and women involved in the Encore segment of their lives fly well beneath the radar. Take Linda and Fred Fish and Martha and Larry Brooks, for...
May 14, 2016
Please Welcome Shannon Cohen -- Our New Innvoation Fellow
Building upon its Encore movement – inspiring individuals in their 50s and beyond to engage in meaningful work – the Grand Rapids Community Foundation welcomes...
May 13, 2016
Sharing a Recap, a Thank you, and New Opportunities!
Encore Network GR is a vibrant group of individuals seeking fun and purpose in their second half of life. Here is a brief look at our last meeting on September...