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April, 2021

Thursday
15
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Ever thought about joining a nonprofit board? Here‘s your chance to learn how you can use your skills, share your passion, and impact your community through effective board participation. Part 3 of a 4-part series, followed by a virtual Agency Fair that will connect you with nonprofits looking for board members.

In this session, we’ll learn how to become a force for racial justice in your organization – exploring what diversity, equity, and inclusion really mean, how you can bring this lens to your board work and several common issues that get in the way of effective DEI strategies. Offered by United Way of Massachusetts Bay.
Thursday
15
These two workshops are virtual. A Zoom invitation will be sent24 hours in advance of each workshop
10:00 AM
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This two-workshop series will help you find your balance as you think about what comes next in your life. You‘ll learn what brings you joy, how to "create" time for what is important, and how to make this all work financially. Workshop 1 will focus on happiness drivers and financial needs. Workshop 2 will focus on choice management and fitting "purpose" into the process.
Wednesday
21
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Do you know someone who would benefit from a job search webinar in Spanish? Session 1 will focus on self-assessment and new career pathways. Identify your most marketable skills, participate in hands-on exercises, challenge your assumptions and network with other job seekers. Facilitated by Iliana Caez and Melody Beach. Offered by 50+ Job Seekers Networking Groups and MassHire Career Centers.
Wednesday
21
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The climate crisis affects everyone but that doesn’t mean that it impacts everyone equally. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by unchecked poison and pollution — from power plants, factories, incinerators, and more. Join us to learn how we can tell a new story about climate, the environment, and race—one in which older and younger fight for solutions together. Our activist storytellers will share how they raise awareness and fight for climate justice . We’ll then break out into small groups for a chance to discuss the link between systemic racism and climate change and the action steps you can take as an advocate and in your own life. Offered by Encoe.org and My Stories, My Life. Facilitated by Bren Atchison.
Thursday
22
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Ever thought about joining a nonprofit board? Here‘s your chance to learn how you can use your skills, share your passion, and impact your community through effective board participation. Part 4 of a 4-part series, followed by a virtual Agency Fair that will connect you with nonprofits looking for board members.

In this session we get into the nitty-gritty of nonprofit finance and governance topics, including D&O insurance, the 990 form and what a healthy nonprofit budget looks like. Offered by United Way of Massachusetts Bay.
Thursday
22
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We all do it. You sit down in a meeting or at a meal. The other person is talking. You’re listening. Until you’re not. You think you‘re listening, but actually, you’re preparing a witty retort, jumping in to finish her sentence, or thinking about your plans for the weekend – not to mention the whole range of things you might be doing on your phone. The good news is that you can learn to listen better. Better listening is paramount for successful networking and interviewing with prospective employers. It’s a silver bullet in deepening connections and opening possibilities. In this workshop, you’ll explore and practice techniques that will immediately improve your listening skills. You’ll also learn the basics of the Authentic Communication methodology and see why LISTEN is its central principle.
Thursday
22
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
1:00 PM
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Join Mary Robinson, Execuitive Director of Imagine, a grief support center for children, and Andy Levine, Host of the Second Act Stories podcast, to hear the story about how Mary transitioned from 14 years in corporate America to making a difference every day for kids.
Tuesday
27
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This discussion will be led by Helen Dennis, one of PBS Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging. She‘s among the Top 50 advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers, and experts in the field of aging.  Sign-up begins on April 20.
Tuesday
27
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Over the past year, technology has been a key factor in maintaining services for the community and keeping volunteers engaged. But what happens when technology creates a divide? In this webinar, participants will explore four factors that community and nonprofit professionals can use to strengthen inclusion of volunteers from the community through technology. Facilitated by Faiza Venzant. Offered by Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Wednesday
28
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Join facilitator Shirley Freriks for a 3-part workshop series on plastics: predicament and possibilities. Session One will focus on the enormous plastics problem we face as a nation, including its relationship to the climate crisis. Offered by Elder Action Network.
Thursday
29
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
10:00 AM
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Join author Elizabeth Fideler, founding member of Boston College‘s Sloan Research Network on Aging and Work to hear from her about why so many older workers want to work beyond traditional retirement years and the obstacles that may get in the way.

May, 2021

Wednesday
5
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invitation will be sent 24 hours in advance.
11:00 AM
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Happy for No Reason is an inner sense of peace and well being that doesn’t depend on your circumstances. Given the times and all that we’re going through, wouldn’t it be great to be able to face the future with hope and possibility?

In this presentation you’ll learn 3 concepts that, if practiced, will help you understand your relationship to happiness and improve your experience of being Happy for No Reason.

Key Concepts
Happiness Set Point
Happiness Continuum
Contraction and Expansion
Thursday
6
This is a virtual event. You will receive a Zoom invitation 24 hours inadvance.
1:00 PM
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If you’ve ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel (or perhaps just a short story), this session is for you. Join Marty Herman, author of the Will James Mystery series, and Andy Levine, host of the Second Act Stories podcast for an exploration of a new career as a published writer.
Everyone has at least one great story to tell. No one can tell it better than you, especially if you lived it! It is your legacy.
Thursday
6
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Ever thought about joining a nonprofit board? Here‘s your chance to learn how you can use your skills, share your passion, and impact your community through effective board participation.

As our Board Connection finale, you have the opportunity to get to know the organizations you’re interested in a bit better. Choose 6 nonprofits to meet with one-on-one and get to know more about their mission and what they look for in a board member. Offered by United Way of Massachusetts Bay.
Wednesday
12
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Join facilitator Shirley Freriks for a 3-part workshop series on plastics: predicament and possibilities. Session Two will pivot to promising solutions emerging in the wake of our failing recycling systems. Offered by Elder Action Network.
Thursday
20
This is a virtual Spring fundraising event for Encore Boston Network. A Zoom invitation will be ema
1:00 PM
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Join career experts Kerry Hannon and Marci Alboher for a spring fundraiser for Encore Boston Network! The pandemic has forever altered the job market, adding to changes already underway. What are these changes and what do they mean for people over 50? Join us for an invigorating conversation between two of the nation‘s leading authorities on older worker challenges and opportunities. They will share trends, tips and tactics based on their expertise about the current job market, new ways to work, financial security, and finding work you love. A fundraising event for Encore Boston Network.

Thanks to AARP Massachusetts for sponsoring this event!
Thursday
20
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Volunteers make a significant impact to the organizations they serve. Yet, industry standards for reporting their value typically focus on volunteer volume instead of volunteer accomplishments. This webinar will take a holistic approach to volunteer impact. Participants will learn practical tools, derived from research and practice, that include meaningful volunteer value indicators for their organizations. You‘ll gain hands-on experience with the model in small and large group discussions. The workshop concludes with guiding principles and practical applications. Facilitated by Sue Carter Kahl. Offered by Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Monday
24
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
1:00 PM
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This session is for anyone who has always wanted to be their own boss. Join Laura Raposa and Steve Syre, a married couple that transitioned from long careers in journalism to running The Foodsmith, a bakery and lunch spot in South Duxbury, Massachusetts. Andy Levine, host of the Second Act Stories podcast, will moderate the conversation.

Wednesday
26
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Join facilitator Shirley Freriks for a 3-part workshop series on plastics: predicament and possibilities. Session Three will be a call to action – what can each of us do in response? Offered by Elder Action Network.
Thursday
27
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
1:00 PM
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Join Melisande Short-Columb, student at Georgetown University, and Andy Levine, host of the Second Act Stories podcast, as they discuss Melisande‘s experience as an older student at Georgetown, but also as a descendent of the very slaves who had toiled for Georgetown and were later sold to pay off Georgetown debt.

June, 2021

Thursday
10
This is a virtual event. A Zoom invite will be emailed 24 hours in advance.
1:00 PM
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The fountain of youth is working with youth. Join Arnie Rosen, a retired doctor and amateur musician who formed The Band Grandpas, a team of retired professionals who mentor middle school students in music. Andy Levine, Host of the Second Act Stories podcast, will interview Arnie about the incredible benefits of a second act working with youth.

About Dr. Arnie Rosen, Retired Doctor and Proud Band Grandpa
Dr. Rosen loved his 27-year career as a gastroenterologist in Rockford, Illinois. But when he finally retired in 2017, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. He wanted to become a “band grandpa.”

If you’ve never heard that term “band grandpa” before, don’t feel out of the loop. Arnie created it. Once a week, he and a cadre of other retired professionals join seventh and eighth graders in the middle school band rooms of Rockford’s public school system.

Listen to Arnie’s profile on the Second Act Stories podcast:
Changing His Tune: Dr. Arnie Rosen is Now A Band Grandpa