Susan Burton, a 2017 Influencer in Aging and former Purpose Prize winner, is a leading figure in the national movement for justice reform. Burton is author of Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women, a powerful personal story of recovery and reinvention. After being in and out of jail for over a decade, she broke out of the cycle of incarceration and poverty. Then, Burton began inviting homeless female parolees into her home. Her organization, A New Way of Life, now serves hundreds of women who are rebuilding their lives after prison, providing legal aid, housing food and career training.
Money & Security
A 2017 Influencer in Aging on women doing so after years in prison
Work & Purpose
How Encore Fellows use their corporate experience to boost nonprofits
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.