3rd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works For Business Awards

The 3rd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works For Business Awards event will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8:30 AM at the Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach. Beginning in March, invitations to nominate Age-Friendly Employers will begin as well as invitations to sponsor the event. 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. You can find all the information about last year’s event, the winners, etc., here: For further information, contact Janice Egan, Chair of the Awards event, at


Meet the Winners of the 2nd Annual Wisdom & Experience Works for Business Awards!

For Profit Category

Optimum RTS

Accepting the award for the winner were John Dalton, CEO and Founder and his team.

Nonprofit Category

Alzheimer’s Community Care

Kevin Wrenne and Valentina Steele 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

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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