Director of the Encore Higher Education Initiative at Encore.org, Barbara Vacarr is spearheading a campaign to get America’s colleges and universities to better serve students in midlife or beyond. The former president of Goddard College, she has spent a career developing programs for adult and non-traditional learners. Last March, Vacarr’s initiative convened The EncoreU Summit for Higher Education Leaders to discuss policies, practices and pathways to support the transitions of people who want to continue to work and contribute in meaningful ways.
Health & Well-Being
This Next Avenue Influencer In Aging says it's time higher education evolves
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.