This week is Employ Older Workers Week! Older workers are an
important force that contribute to our workplaces with their wisdom and
experiences. In addition to Illinois workNet’s article on how
these workers can remain working and engaged, check out the sources
below for additional information.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a “community service and work-based training program
for older workers.” This website is a great location for individuals 55 and
older who are looking to improve their employability skills. By being part of
this program, older workers gain access to additional resources, services, and
training opportunities. Be sure to check out the WorkforceGPS
for additional information concerning older workers.
Another resource to check out
is Older Americans Month (OAM). This year’s theme was Engage at Every Age, which
“emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities
that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.” This month
recognizes older adults around the country and encourages them to participate
in activities within their communities. The Activity
Older Americans Month’s website offers several ideas of how these individuals
can share their experiences with one another, younger generations, on social
media, and much more. To read more about this month, check out Older Americans Month’s website and history page, which also includes previous themes.
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