Encore NEO 50+ has teamed up with Geauga County Public Library (GCPL) to showcase local career and active lifestyle resources available to people 50 years and older. Their joint inaugural event is the Encore Expo to be held from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31st, at Newbury Library Station. The Encore Expo is free and open to the public.
Encore NEO’s mission is to help people craft meaningful careers and satisfying lifestyles for the second halves of their lives. GCPL’s purpose is to engage the community, connect people to all available resources, and inspire discovery, learning and growth. Given that half of Geauga’s population is 50 years and older, this demographic’s concerns are of interest to both organizations.
Among the exhibitors: Staffing Solutions, Integrity Staffing, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center (preventive screenings), Ohio Means Jobs, Patient PC Computer Services, United Way Services of Geauga County, Kent State University Geauga, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), Business Advisors of Cleveland, David Cunix Insurance, the Geauga County Library Foundation, and others.
The Expo features agencies that assist with finding jobs, pursuing entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, insurance options and other areas of concern. Additionally, four presentations will address:
- 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Resources available to people 50 and older via Encore NEO and GCPL
- – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore; Ed Worso, Director GCPL
- 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Making a living after 50 – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore
- 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Health and wellness: Common GI Issues – Dr. Jason Abdallah, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
- 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Panel discussion: Success stories
Hear from people who have transitioned into meaningful careers and lifestyles and learn how they did it.
Who should attend? Anyone concerned with career and active lifestyle options for themselves, their parents, or friends would benefit. One of the main considerations of this group is the ability to find ways to earn a sustainable income while doing meaningful work. “At Encore NEO our participants find a supportive community where they can explore new options for crafting careers that they truly love,” says Encore NEO President and CEO Tim Lybarger.
Light refreshments will be available, including a birthday cake to commemorate Encore NEO’s fifth anniversary and the group’s move to Newbury Library Station for regular weekly meetings. “GCPL is pleased to partner with Encore NEO,” says GCPL Director Ed Worso. “With such a large percentage of Geauga’s population in this age group, we need to be addressing their concerns. Plus, people over 50 tend to use the library. They know some of our resources, but it’s up to us to educate them about all the services we offer. GCPL can help our encore citizens with resources for careers, health, and lifestyle options.”
The Encore NEO 50+ Expo is made possible by the generous support of the Geauga County Library Foundation.
About the Geauga County Public Library
The Geauga County Public Library includes four full-service branches in Bainbridge, Chardon, Chesterland (Geauga West) and Middlefield, two library stations housed in schools in Newbury and Thompson, and a Mobile Services fleet that serves rural areas and community centers. Its administrative center is located in Chardon, where technical services, computer services, facilities and administrative functions reside. GCPL houses more than 750,000 books and digital books. The collection also contains more than 100,000 audio / video items. About 75 research databases are available via its website. GCPL is a member of the Clevnet consortium, giving patrons access to more than 12 million items. Learn more about the Geauga County Public Library at the GCPL website, http://GeaugaLibrary.net.
Pictured In Cover Photo: GCPL and Encore NEO are teaming up to present the Encore Expo from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31st, at Newbury Library Station, 14775 Auburn Road, Newbury. Free and open to the public. Funded by the Geauga County Library Foundation.
Photo Courtesy of the Geauga County Public Library