The positives of being an older worker

USATODAY.com reports that employers are finding the reliability of older workers refreshing.

In an article posted a few weeks ago, Anna Pinter, senior vice president for the New England-Upstate New York region for Atria Senior Living, explained that 36 percent of Atria’s 9,000 workers are older than 50, and of that number 11 percent are part-timers.

“We offer people the chance for full-time careers if they want, but we also have hours for those who don’t want to work all the time,” she says. “We have a lot of different work.”

While seniors may not be physically able to do some of the most demanding work such as heavy maintenance, most can handle duties from serving food to working at the receptionist desk, Pinter says.

“No matter what job they do, they give our seniors a great living experience,” she says. “Our seniors say that they love connecting with older workers because they’re often about the same age as their own children. They can find it a little difficult to initiate a conversation with a 20-year-old.”

Read the complete article:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/jobcenter/workplace/bruzzese/story/2012-02-08/older-workers-committed-reliable/53006562/1

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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