Why NYC Wants to Put Old People to Work

Time March 20, 2015 ‘Many of the older adults that we speak with want and need to work’ A skilled-labor shortage has left small businesses across the country scrambling to fill positions and New York City health organizations say there’s a simple solution: hire older workers.  More…   http://time.com/3749223/nyc-health-groups    

Maximizing the Potential of Older Workers

Huffington Post March 18, 2015 Life expectancy in the United States has increased in the last century by nearly 30 years and continues to grow each year. One of the consequences of this transformation is that older workers are available to remain in the workforce longer. That’s an advantage in many ways. It benefits us as we age, providing one …

AARP Journal - Maximizing Our Aging Potential

By the year 2070 the world’s population is projected to stop growing for the first time in human history. This is extraordinary, especially given that the world popula-tion has exploded—from 1.7 billion to 7.1 billion—since the beginning of the twentieth century. Estimates sug-gest that the global population will rise to 9.4 billion by 2070 then stabilize and decline to 9 …

How to hire—and keep—older workers

Crain’s March 18, 2015 At the Apple store on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, older workers are strategically placed toward the store’s front to make a welcoming environment for customers who may be overwhelmed by technology. Across town at the Heidelberg Restaurant, the manager strongly prefers to hire older workers because of their work ethic, including a hostess in her 60s …