March 15, 2012 "Civic Engagement Initiative: Preparing Ohio’s New 50+ for 21st Century Jobs" Ohio Department of Aging Civic Engagement Council: Columbus, Ohio
During the kickoff, attendees will hear why the state has expanded its approach to civic engagement from leaders around the state, including employers, job seekers, nonprofits and education providers. Participants at the Downtown Columbus location will also see examples of successful programs at Ohio Solution Booths and talk to the local experts behind them. Attendees will have the option to attend afternoon information sessions that close with the opportunity to provide the Civic Engagement Council with guidance for their work and immediately hear feedback from other communities around the state.
May 28-June 1, 2012 "Ageing Connects: IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing" International Federation of Ageing: Prague Czech Republic.
The conference provides a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary forum for networking and the sharing of information related to new research and evidence-based programmes and policies. It is an opportunity for those interested in the field of ageing and the evolution of the human spirit to take stock of social trends (e.g., age friendly environments), evaluate recent policy developments and collectively chart a course. Together we must aim to facilitate stronger linkages among research, policy and practice and explore in greater depth the role of civil society in building effective relationships.
"Work and the Ageing Labour Force" is one of the subthemes: The basic premise for this subtheme is that older persons should be enabled to continue with income-generating work for as long as they want and for as long as they are able to do so productively. On the one hand there is a need to increase awareness in the workplace of the benefits of maintaining an ageing work force. On the other in developing countries and countries with economies in transition an informal economy often deprives older people of the basic benefits of adequate working conditions and social protection provided by the formal sector economy. We are interested in abstracts on: policies that extend employability; factors affecting older women in the labour market; the balance between employment of older workers and labour market opportunities for younger persons; promising practices in the informal economy; and adjustments in the workplace environment and conditions to ensure that older workers have skills, health and capacity to remain employed into their later years.Click here to register.
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