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Apr 142014

John-Gardner_Marc-FreedmanMarc Freedman, CEO of Encore.org, wrote this tribute to John Gardner for the Wall Street Journal, published on April 4, 2014. Last year was the centennial of Gardner’s birth. As participants in the Evolve class know, the Vital Aging Network shares Freedman’s view that John Gardner was a visionary and remarkable role model for civic leadership throughout life.

According to Gardner: “All my feelings about the release of human possibilities, all of my convictions about renewal are offended by the widely shared cultural assumption that life levels off in one’s 40s and 50s and heads downhill, so that by 65 you are scrap heap material.” Read the Gardner article in the Wall Street Journal.