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A Primer for State Aging and Disability Directors - The Senior Community Service Employment Program
Source: NASUAD
Content Type: PDF
The Senior This document is designed to enable State Aging and Disability Directors to quickly understand the unique role of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The Senior Community Service Employment Program, or Title V-Community Service Employment for Older Americans (CSEOA) as it is referred to in the Older Americans Act-is the only federally mandated job training program that explicitly serves low-income adults, age 55 years and older. SCSEP has a rich history of serving some of the most disadvantaged older persons in the country, including minorities and those with low-incomes and limited education. And although the name of the Senior Community Service Employment Program has changed throughout its fifty year history, its core mission remains constant: empowering older persons to improve their economic well-being and employability through community service work employment.

The Employment of Elderly Persons (full article available)
Source: World Health Organization
Content Type: PDF
The authors discuss older adults coming out of retirement to work, and also those who stay past retirement age. It can be beneficial for older employees to continue to work. However, there have been some issues concerning treatment. Most older adults who work will not have a problem, but some experience discrimination from supervisors and co-workers. Many of these injustices stem from a lack of patience, understanding, and sensitivity.

50 Jobs for a Second Career
Source: AARP
Content Type: Article
Many older adults are coming out of retirement to work again. Some aging adults will go back into the same work, while others will take on a completely new line of work.

Employment after 60
Source: Go60.com
Content Type: Web Article
This page describes the demographics of employment after age 60.

Old, Smart and Productive
Source: Bloomberg Bussinessweek
Content Type: Online article
Old. Smart. Productive. Rather than being an economic deadweight, the next generation of older Americans is likely to make a much bigger contribution to the economy than many of today's forecasts predict. Sure, most people slow down as they get older. But new research suggests that boomers will have the ability -- and the desire -- to work productively and innovatively well beyond today's normal retirement age. If society can tap their talents, employers will benefit, living standards will be higher, and the financing problems of Social Security and Medicare will be easier to solve. The logic is so powerful that it is likely to sweep aside many of the legal barriers and corporate practices that today keep older workers from achieving their full productive potential.