News & Events
September 14, 2012
Marc Freedman, author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Mid-Life" (PublicAffairs, 2011),will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in UNC Asheville's Reuter Center, home of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Freedman is the founder and CEO of Encore.org, an organization designed to help people transition into career paths during the second half of their lives.
Freedman helped to create Experience Corps, a nonprofit service designed to inspire individuals over 60 to meet the need for experienced help in schools, after-school programs and other community service areas. Encore Careers also founded the Purpose Prize, an award of $100,000 given to five outstanding innovators each year.
He has authored three other books, "Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life" (PublicAffairs, 2007), "Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America" (PublicAffairs, 2000) and "The Kindness of Strangers: Adult Mentors, Urban Youth, and the New Voluntarism" (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Freedman's speech is sponsored by OLLI at UNC Asheville and will be followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit olliasheville.com or call 828.251.6140.