For the last several months, I have been chairing a committee interested in creating a new non-profit dedicated to helping the over-50 person create new careers, paid and unpaid, that have social impact. It will be called Encore Palm Beach County and the focus will be helping people discover their interests in making a difference and matching them with the needs of non-profit organizations in Palm Beach County. We have studied similar programs like this around the country, all of which are inspired by the Encore movement, “a movement to tap into the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world”. This has been an outgrowth of my work with Create Your Best Retirement. We are in the initial stages, but hope over the next few years to develop funding and staffing. A long way to go yet, but exciting!