We are Seeking Peer Coaches to Help People Discover Their Second Act
Do you want to help people rediscover their purpose? Are you passionate about using your experience to find social purpose work? This might be the role for you!
After building careers and/or raising families, many people at midlife are asking, “What's next?” No longer content with simply “retiring,” a growing majority of people want to continue to live meaningful lives full of possibility. To that end, older adults are seeking opportunities, paid or unpaid, to make a difference in their lives and in their communities. The question is how to go about finding those opportunities.
To help people, aged 55 and older, find a stronger purpose in their work, engagement in their communities, and balance in their lives, the Weston COA is participating in a pilot program called “The Discovery Center for Civic Engagement.” The Discovery Center will offer programs that address the issues unique to the “Encore Stage” of life. “Our goal is to help people shift their thinking about what is possible post-retirement in order to apply their time and talent to meet social needs locally in their communities, globally or wherever the need may be,” said Mignonne Murray the Weston COA Director.
The Discovery Center in Weston will be staffed by volunteer Transition Navigators (TN). The TNs serve as peer coaches, using their experience and skills to help local people engage with nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations in an effort to use their skills and experience in social purpose work.
The Weston COA is seeking experienced professionals to serve as volunteer Transition Navigators. For more information, check out page 6 of our newsletter.