Encore Career Panel Discussion

Encore Career Panel Discussion

As part of our Colorado Encore Network program, Boomers Leading Change will host a workshop–“Power up your game: Encore Career Strategizing”— from 5:30-7:30 pm., February 21, 2019 at Carla Madison Recreation Center 2401 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206,  

Our panel of 4 career and recruiting experts will lay the foundation for the different stages of encore career planning and development. We will answer many questions including the following. 

Defining your goals for 2019 

Developing and polishing your ideal career profile  

Our Panelists include: 

  • Sheila Clemenson – Career Coach, Transitions Coaching Services
  • TeresaFalagrady–  Denver Office of Economic Development – Technology Employment in Colorado Partnership program, Denver Commission on Aging 
  • Stephanie Klein – President and Founder of The Experience Factor
  • Judy Rough – Global Aging Industry Consultant, Age without Borders

The 2-hour workshop is FREE; however, we ask that you Register online here:


Or email srandall@boomersleadingchange.org to save your spot. Visit the Boomers Leading Change web site at www.BoomersLeadingChange.org to learn how you can volunteer and participate in our 2019 events!

WHAT: “Career Reboot for 2019”
WHO: 4 Career & Recruitment Expert Panelists

DATE: Thursday, February 21, 2019
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Carla Madison Rec Center (Colfax & Josephine Sts.), 2401 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Setting Your 2019 Encore Resolutions

Join Boomers Leading Change and Janine Vanderburg of Encore Roadmap on Wed, January 30 for a Colorado Encore Network free presentation focused on creating resolutions and concrete goals and objectives that will move you forward on your encore path in 2019.

The mission of Boomers Leading Change is to mobilize, connect and empower the Encore Generation of Adults 50+ to utilize their skills, experience, passion and energy to create positive, lasting social change. Each month we share educational opportunities from local subject experts and speakers through our Colorado Encore Network (CEN) featuring interactive workshops and thought-provoking presentations that reflect current career trends and opportunities.

Come January 30th, we’ll start with creating a vision of what your encore could be, then map specific steps that you can take in the next 12 weeks, using the latest science on what makes New Year’s resolutions stick! Come join the Boomer friends you’ve made over the last year and meet new folks in 2019 who share your interest and energy in combining a life of passion and purpose.

The 2-hour workshop is FREE; however, we ask that you Register online here:

A NEW YEAR: And A Time to Get Creative with A Purpose

A NEW YEAR: And A Time to Get Creative with A Purpose


It’s a brand new year, a time to start new projects. This year do something different to give your new year a boost that will last. Boomers Leading Change offers people age 50+ many chances to engage on a new level. Entering its ninth year, the organization coordinates high-impact volunteer opportunities at numerous agencies across metropolitan Denver.
“Boomers gives you the platform to spread your wings,” says Elsie Humes, a volunteer who gives one day a week to hospice work.
She is one of 116 volunteers contributing time and talent to programs at 41 nonprofit partners. Examples of some of the Volunteer positions include helping older patients navigate the health care system, teaching English to refugees, assisting immigrants with medical issues, advising on access to social resources, and so much more.


“Boomers gives you the platform to spread your wings,” says Elsie Humes, a volunteer who gives one day a week to hospice work.


Maryann Touitou retired from Red Rocks Community College and was looking for a structured project to get involved in. She applied with Boomers Leading Change and landed a position with Jewish Family Service of Colorado.
Now she spends about ten hours a week working with Senior Solutions at JFS. “I work with the most vulnerable clients to decrease social isolation,” she says. She drives clients to doctor appointments or get a haircut or whatever they need.
“I’m not a social worker and I don’t have a background in geriatrics. I’m a person who listens and cares.”
Says Maryann, “I feel I am doing something purposeful, something that has an impact on individuals and the community.”
“If improving your health is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then volunteering may be for you,” says Phil Nash, executive director of Boomers Leading Change. “Many studies show that volunteering two or more hours a week improves both your physical health and your emotional health, especially for older adults. One study shows that older people with a sense of meaning and purpose live 7.5 years longer.”
He adds, “Think about it—that many more New Years to make resolutions!”
Boomers Leading Change coordinates skills-based volunteer positions at organizations across Metro Denver.
To learn more, attend an upcoming Volunteer Information Session on Jan. 16 at 10-11:00 a.m. or Jan. 29 at 4-5:00 p.m. For location and more information, call 303-426-6637 or visit BoomersLeadingChange.org.