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Well Being and Purpose in Later Life

Monday, January 21, 2019
6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Robert Half Management Resources, 50 California Street; 10th Floor ,San Francisco, CA (one block from the Embarcadero BART, reduced parking rates in Embarcadero Buildings)

Anne Colby, Consulting Professor at Stanford University, and Jim Emerman, vice president at, will talk about their research on well-being and life purpose among women and men over the age of 50. This study is a collaboration between Colby's research team at Stanford and the San Francisco non-profit,, whose mission involves fostering "second acts for the greater good." 

Colby and Emerman will discuss the meaning of purpose beyond the self and their findings on the relationship of purpose to health, well-being, and the wider array of meaningful life goals that are important to older adults. The study's findings indicate that purpose beyond the self is associated with many positive outcomes and is available to people across9 all demographic groups. These purposeful engagements focus on a wide variety of issues and usually emerge from individuals' own experience, interests, and concerns. 

Anne Colby is Consulting Professor at Stanford University. Previously, she was director of the Murray Research Center at Harvard University and Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  She is the author of nine books, including, most recently The Power of Ideals with William Damon. Her contributions to the field of moral psychology were recognized by the Association for Moral Education's Kuhmerker Award.

Jim Emerman
is a vice president at, a nonprofit dedicated to transform the aging of society into a force for social good. At Encore, he holds responsibility for the organization's research, oversees the development of the Encore Fellowships program, and supervises the Gen2Gen Encore Prize, a social innovation competition for ideas to bring generations together. Prior to coming to in 2005, Emerman was the chief operating officer of the American Society on Aging.  Both Colby and Emerman have been recognized by Next Avenue as Influencers in Aging.

Dont' miss this rare opportunity that will inspire you to find new purpose for the years ahead.