Building DEI Communities Affinity Group
  • Public Group
  • The Building DEI Communities Affinity Group meets bi-monthly on the fourth Wednesday. The Affinity Group both supports and holds members accountable as we work to build more diverse, equitable and inclusive communities.  During our time together, we will share best practices, collaborate with partners, and educate ourselves as we focus particularly on older adults working to achieve greater racial equity in our society. If you have questions about the group, please contact the group facilitator, Kathy Hallissey
50+ Employment Affinity Group
  • Public Group
  • People over 50 want to contribute to the economy and to society. They are an expanding resource, yet older adults are too frequently shut out of opportunities to use their experience, feel valued and live financially secure lives. Members of the Over-50 Employment Affinity Group are focused on changing that prospect for older workers. We share resources and promising practices, learn from each other, and work together to change attitudes, behaviors, policies and other barriers to paid work, This affinity group sets its own agenda and draws from the expertise of its members. It meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 12-1 pm ET (9-10 am PT). Co-facilitated by Tim Lybarger and Doug Dickson.
Intergenerational Affinity Group
  • Public Group
  • The Intergenerational Affinity Group is a self-driven forum of the Encore Network, composed of Network members dedicated to linking the generations to create a better future for all.  We will gather regularly to share experiences, learn together and advocate together. We will take on a small number of relevant projects as merited. The National Council on Aging defines “intergenerational programs” as “activities or programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between any two (or more) generations. They involve the sharing of skills, knowledge, or experience between old and young.” Intergenerational Affinity Group meets the second Tuesday of the month for an hour starting at 12:30 PM ET and is chaired by Clint Wilkins.