Longevity, Legacy and Innovation
This year, for the first time ever, there are more people in the US over 60 than under 18, a trend that is here to stay. What will that mean for society? How will it affect your life and work?
While many see the problems of an aging society, Encore.org President and CEO Marc Freedman sees the opportunity to tap all that experience to create a better future for future generations. Marc is on a mission to transform one of the greatest gifts of the 20th century – longer lives – into one of the greatest forces for good in the 21st.
Freedman will share his search for answers amid the obstacles created by age segregation and ageism, his discovery of the power of purpose in later life, and his quest for innovations that can bring the generations together.
Marc Freedman, president and CEO of Encore.org is one of the nation’s leading experts on the longevity revolution, Freedman is the founder and CEO of Encore.org, originator of the encore career idea linking second acts to the greater good, and co-creator of Experience Corps, the Purpose Prize, and Encore Fellowships. The Wall Street Journal named his newest book -- How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations (PublicAffairs/Hachette Book Group, 2018) -- one of the year's best books on aging well.
An award-winning social entrepreneur, frequent media commentator and author, Freedman is widely published in the national media and has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships, including the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.
Join us for a conversation with Marc Freedman on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 and learn about how you can help Charlotte become one of ten cities across the country, and the first city in the south, to champion the Gen2Gen campaign, mobilizing Charlotte Mecklenburg adults over 50 to stand up for, and with, young people in our community.