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FREE Programs

Join us for our FREE weekly Monday Morning Live/Career Development Discussion Series. We’ll introduce you to Encore NEO and how we can help you.

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Online with Zoom
Meeting ID: 864 5849 3949

All programs are available ONLINE

See our Weekly Update and click on the Zoom link below the specific program you wish to attend.

Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com to learn more.

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Upcoming - Monday Morning Life/Career Development Discussion Series, November 28, 2022

The Gift of Feedback

Learn how to confront difficult behavior in a way that improves outcomes for everyone.

This will be a round-table discussion with specific examples you can directly apply and immediately benefit from.

All who attend will receive a handout with valuable information. Bring your questions, ideas, and experiences to share!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 5849 3949
8:20 a.m. Session login
8:30-10:30 a.m. Topic and discussion; individual updates

See Topics for November HERE.

This program is open to all at no cost, though we would welcome a $5 free-will donation to help support our administrative expenses.

Donate $5 HERE.


NEW Program!  Encore NEO Encoreship® Program



This paid internship program connects older workers with a select group of age-friendly employers to gain work experience and test new career options.  LEARN MORE.

Coming Soon - Legacy Toastmasters Group

We plan to launch our very own Toastmasters Group.

Email us at EncoreNEO50@gmail.com if you are interested.

Past Events

Encore NEO and Ohman Family Living piloted Encore NEO’s “Encoreship” program in Fall 2019 to provide older workers opportunities to test new careers in personal companionship, resident care, culinary services, and resident life within senior living communities.

Encore NEO partnered with The City of Westlake Senior & Community Services Department and the Westlake Public Library to host the Exploring 50+ Expo.

Encore NEO partnered with Geauga County Public Library to host Encore 50+ Expo for all things related to later-life careers and lifestyles. The Expo also commemorated Encore NEO's 5th anniversary.

Breakout sessions addressed employment, health, and lifestyle issues for those 50+.  Sessions included:

  • Resources Available through Encore NEO and Geauga County Public Library – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore NEO; and Ed Worso, Director, Geauga County Public Library
  • Making a Living After Age 50 – Tim Lybarger, President, Encore NEO
  • Health and Wellness: Common GI Issues – Dr. Jason Abdallah, MD, Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

A Panel Discussion presented the success stories of Encore NEO members who have transitioned to new Encore careers.

  • Vivian Miller, Aim High Bags & Career Coach and Resume Writer
  • Gary Gardiner, Operational Efficiency Consultant - HVAC Industry Executive Recruiter
  • Dave Waldorf, President, David M. Waldorf, LLC - resolving workplace compliance issues
  • Jim McDonough, SimpliFi Technologies, LLC - designer/programmer of professionally installed electronics systems

Owen Foster of Sustainable Growth Consulting presented a 1/2-day overview about the four key elements that comprise the selling process. Participants learned how to establish trust, define needs, create a partnership approach, and close the sale – valuable skills to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business development efforts.

In partnership with Lakeland Community College, Encore NEO hosted a Cleveland Foundation Common Ground Conversation at Lakeland's HIVE Center. After an introduction by former Congressman Dennis Eckart, participants discussed how members of the "Baby Boomer" generation can use their experience, expertise, and wisdom to make our communities stronger, safer, and more dynamic.


Email Tim Lybarger at EncoreNOE50@gmail.com for more information.