Dear Readers,I am passing on this email, with the hope that someone will find this helpful>>>
There's so much talk about how people over 50 are having the toughest time rebounding from the recession that we at Encore.org wanted to uncover the stories of those who have overcome obstacles and those who are using their encore careers to help others hard hit.Recently I asked for your stories, and you shared your many passions, journeys and triumphs. We were honored to read them. We picked five favorites to share on our website, www.encore.org:
- Gerard Baltrusaitis went back to school for new skills after a layoff and ended up landing a job helping others looking for work.
- Susan Burgess-Lent (pictured right) left a long journalism career to pursue work she found more meaningful, aiding people struck by poverty.
- Elaine Chavez saw her layoff as an opportunity to deepen her teaching skills.
- Janice Fuhrman returned to practicing law, after years working as a writer, to help people 60 and older unable to afford legal representation.
- Carol King lost her university teaching job but found an encore career preparing others for their own encores.And, even though her encore isn’t recession related, we were so moved by Diane Accurso’s story that we made her a sixth winner. After 32 years at General Motors, she went back to school to pursue an encore career in the high-demand, health-care field, as a nurse.Each winner will receive a signed copy of The Encore Career Handbook.This contest may be over, but I encourage you to keep sharing your stories with Encore.org on our LinkedIn group page or via email to email@example.com.We’re working on some innovative and dynamic ways to gather and share more encore stories to inspire others to take those first steps.Sincerely,MarciMarci Alboher
Vice President, Encore.orgP.S. I’ve had such an amazing time touring the country, talking to people about how they can use the handbook to figure out what’s next. I hope you can join me on one of the stops! And stay tuned for information about a webcast I’ll be doing this month with award-winning journalist Jane Pauley, as part of her AARP Life Reimagined TODAY series.
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Well, I have to admit, this 51 all too soon to be a 52 year old is here too. I am busy re-inventing myself, so I can continue to make both my sons as proud of me as I am of them. In addition, as much as my younger son has achieved, I believe he can be more. I hope if he sees me continually reaching for the sky, he will be inspired to do more and be more and to stop settling for the path of least resistance. As the saying goes, lead by example, not words.
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AND FOR THE LOVE OF MERCY, WHEN YOU READ SOMETHING LIKE THIS>>>>
Obama's sinister new agenda is unfolding.
There's a reason why he's disarming millions while hoarding enough ammo for a 30 year land war.
Sandy Hook's got nothing to do with it. It's way darker than that…
…and it's all explained in this controversial video… that's quickly becoming the #1 topic on the web:
>> Obama's darkest secret exposed <<
Lee Bellinger, Publisher
PLEASE--OH, PLEASE, REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE LATE PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT---"THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR, BUT FEAR ITSELF" Is as true today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow.
After all, the Republican Party has become this desperate--The only ways they have to win elections, now is either preventing as many groups whom they fear will vote Democrat from voting or scaring people into voting Republican. After all, look at what happens when emotional words get people too excited to think straight--Psychologists call it 'amygdala hi-jacking'--in order to get people too emotional to think intelligently.
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