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    Older Workers Month 2018

    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.

    The Senior 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.

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