news > USA Today Reports: Six over 60 win’s Purpose Prize for making a difference

A onetime judge who pursues justice for farmworkers, a former journalist who fights for disabled children and a doctor bringing care to the homebound are among the winners of this year’s Purpose Prize, an award given to those using their senior years to bring change to their communities and beyond.

The prize, which grants six individuals over the age of 60 a combined $225,000, was created a decade ago by, a national non-profit  focused on mobilizing the talents and experiences of older generations.

“I think we’re seeing a powerful intersection between late-blooming entrepreneurship and creativity, and a desire to do work that’s not only personally meaningful but means something to the society,’’ says Marc Freedman, Encore’s founder and CEO.

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