As Older Workers Month comes to an end, it is important to
keep in mind that there’s much we can learn through the experiences and stories
shared by this population. More
importantly, older workers can continue to enrich and contribute to our
communities and workplaces. In addition to Illinois workNet’s article on how
these workers can remain working and engaged, check out the sources below
for additional information.
Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a “community service and
work-based training program for older workers.”1 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
Resource Library for additional information concerning older workers.
Another resource to check out is Older Americans Month (OAM). This year’s theme
is 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.”2 This month recognizes older adults around the country
and encourages them to participate in activities within their communities. The Activity Page on 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.
Follow us on Social Media for the latest on #OAM18!