Enjoy our most recent guest interview with Karl Kryczynski about his new career in retirement! 

Last month our series “Reinventing Yourself After 50” featured an interview with Karl Kryczynski. Karl retired after 30 years in a corporate career, and created a new career as a travel specialist because of his love of travel. You can learn more about Karl in a video on our Encore PBC Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/bH_UN5fI9ag

Karl is also the sponsor of this month’s newsletter. Get to know him. He’s knowledgeable, patient and cheerful. After all, travel is one of the best ways to learn and stay engaged in life!

And if you would like to be interviewed about your Next Act story, please contact Christine at christinecatoggio@outlook.com.

Go to our YouTube Channel to view videos of past events!

3rd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works for Business Awards!

The 3rd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works For Business Awards event was held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 AM at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach. As in previous years, nominees and sponsors will have their job boards posted on the Encore website so that 50+ job seekers will be able to find those employers that welcome mature workers.

Meet the Winners of the 3rd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works for Business Awards!

Karen Roberts as the Master of Ceremony

Public Sector Category

The City of Delray Beach

Accepting the award for the winner was LeShay King |Human Resources Generalist.

Private Sector Category

Optimum RTS

John Dalton, President accepted the award.

Small not-for-profit Category

Boca Helping Hands

Katherine Alano accepted the award.

Large not-for-profit Category

Broward Health Systems

Katie Kato and Nadeera Narinedat accepted the award.

Media Advocate Award

Renowned economist, author, and journalist Chris Farrell gracefully accepted the award.

Community Partner Award

Brittany Glazier of Career & Employment Services accepted the award.

Something New for You from EncorePBC!

Rosemary R. Nixon Scholarship

The Board of Directors of Encore Palm Beach County has established The Rosemary R. Nixon Scholarship in 2022 In honor of Rosemary who founded EncorePBC in 2017. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist older adults (aged 50 or better) who are full-time residents of Palm Beach County with funding to assist them with an educational and/or vocational award to allow them to reach their full potential in either employment or an entrepreneurial or volunteer endeavor.

Interested in applying?

Submit your full legal name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, along with the reason for your scholarship request (including how it will benefit you) to EncorePBC Board Member Karen Roberts at KarenRobertshrconsultant@gmail.com.

To review the criteria for application, click here.

Looking for a New Volunteer Opportunity?

Get a Free Consultation With an Encore Coach! But first, complete our Volunteer Assessment Profile.

CLICK HERE to complete your Volunteer Assessment Profile!

Once submitted, you will be contacted by Joni Cherbo or Christine Catoggio, Encore Palm Beach County Advisory Board Members, to schedule your complimentary 30-minute coaching session. Click here!

What We Do


We connect people over 50 to the resources that will help them find work and volunteer opportunities.

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We regularly communicate over multiple platforms to bring subject matter experts, interviews and topics of interest to our community.

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We advocate that people over 50 have skills, wisdom and experience our communities need to solve social problems and benefit the intergenerational workplace.

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Our vision is to become the one place people over 50 in Palm Beach County can go to find what they need for their continued engagement with life and purpose.

How You Can Support the Encore PBC Community


Encore Palm Beach County is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to support the work of Encore PBC are tax deductible. Encore PBC is an organization solely managed by volunteers to connect those over 50 to work and volunteer opportunities.


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