National Employ Older Workers Week – Sept. 21-27,2014

The United States is undergoing a demographic shift that is changing older Americans’ relation to the workplace. The average and median age of the U.S. population is rising, and the composition of the workforce with it. By 2020, it is estimated that workers 55 and over will make up 25% of the U.S. civilian labor force, up from 13% in 2000. In addition, individual workers are tending to remain in the workforce longer and retire later. The number of workers over the traditional retirement age of 65 is seeing a marked increase, and it is projected that they will make up more than 7% of the American labor force by 2020. Employers rate older workers high on characteristics such as judgment, commitment to quality, attendance, and punctuality.

National Employ Older Workers Week, held annually the last full week of September, recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce. National Employ Older Workers Week aims to increase awareness of this labor segment and develop innovative strategies to tap it. It also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides on-the-job skills training to individuals 55 or older with limited financial resources. Since its inception, SCSEP has helped over one million older Americans enter the workforce.

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ACTIVE AGING DAY AT THE WILKES-BARRE SQUARE

In conjunction with National Active Aging Week which is celebrated nationally between “September 21th through September 27, the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties will be hosting an “Active Aging Day” on Thursday, September 18th at the Farmer’s Market, Wilkes-Barre Public Square between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Informational tables will be […]

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Flu Vaccine Schedule at Active Adult Centers

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o  Wyoming County Active Adult Center Wednesday, September 10th from 10am-12pm Contact Ladonna or Karen at 570-836-2324 o   Shickshinny Active Adult Center Monday, September 15th 11am Contact Laura at 570-542-4308 o   Edwardsville Active Adult Center Tuesday, September 16th at 11am Contact Sherlene at 570-287-3381 o   Rose Tucker (Nanticoke) Active Adult Center Wednesday, September 17th 10:00am Contact […]

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http://aginglw.org/prime-time-health-happenings/

  Health and wellness programs for community members 50+ years young! **Please note that all of the classes listed are offered at no cost for those 50+ years of age Please click on the link below to view upcoming events, including flu vaccine schedule, Healthy Steps Program, American Lung Association “Freedom from Smoking” Smoking Cessation […]

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2014 Senior Farmers Market Nutrition (Voucher) Program

Luzerne/Wyoming Counties’ Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) June distribution has been completed and there are vouchers still available.  Anyone who did not get the vouchers yet this year still has the opportunity to obtain them.  The individual must call one of the Active Adult centers listed in website and place their name on the waiting list.  […]

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Free Fitness Classes Offered by Area Agency on Aging

The Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties Prime Time Health Program will be offering the following free classes to the community for those who are 50+ years young.  The Prime Time Health Program is a Department of Aging program that focuses on promoting health and wellness. Zumba Gold at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA […]

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