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Encore Movement

Encore Boston Network is a regional community dedicated to engaging the talent of people over 50 in our area. But we are part of an international community with shared goals.

The movement to engage the talent of people over 50 was sparked by the thought leadership and innovative programs of and its founder, Marc Freedman.

The many organizations that make up the encore movement, including Encore Boston Network, are organized into a global coalition called the Encore Network. It connects and strengthen the work of local and regional leaders.

Age-Friendly Communities

Developed by the World Health Organization in 2007, this framework identifies 8 age-friendly elements that communities can use to assess their strengths and plan for improvements.

Our mission links to three of the 8 essential features:
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Social participation
Age-Friendly or Livable Communities can look to Encore Boston Network as a resource for making change in these categories. We welcome inquiries and can offer ideas, approaches and connections for expanding civic engagement and work options for people over 50.

United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals

Also known as the Global Goals, these are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us in making positive changes for both people and the planet. These goals provide a social purpose framework for people over 50 who want to make a difference in their communities and in the world beyond.



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