Interested in how you can integrate research relevant to the Encore Network in your own work? Please join two scholars from the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College and the Boston College School of Social Work to learn about their research on the encore stage of life, as well as two leaders in the field to discuss the practical applications of this work.
First, Christina Matz, the co-director of the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, will briefly review the resources offered by the Center and discuss the development of Engaged4Life, an intervention to increase physical, cognitive, and social activities in the everyday lives of older adults. David Guydan, director of ESC Discovery Program of Empower Success Corps, will follow by discussing his involvement with the initial randomized controlled trial of Engaged4Life and how he adapted it for five senior centers in eastern Massachusetts.
Then, Cal J. Halvorsen, a faculty affiliate of the Center and former director of research at Encore.org, will briefly review his new FAQ-style resource on the implications of an aging society available to Encore Network leaders and discuss his recently published study on the diversity of interest in later-life entrepreneurship among older Americans. Sherree Lucas, from Lucas Strategic Consulting, will follow with the implications of this research on the development of new "encore" entrepreneurship opportunities in Asheville, NC.