Older Workers

Specific resources are in place for workers aged 55 to 64 in Canada, who may be unemployed but wish to remain in, or return to, the workplace. These include skills upgrading, additional work experience, and employment assistance. These resources are in place to help improve the employability of older workers, helping them to work longer as well as upgrade their skills and knowledge to improve their job security and wage earning ability. There are more Canadian workers over the age of 55 than ever before. According to Statistics Canada’s National Household survey, workers aged 55 and older make up 18.7% of the workforce. It can be very difficult to lose a job as an older worker. It can also be difficult to work in an environment where upgraded skills are necessary for continued success if you have not had adequate training to meet the upgraded criteria. Are you over 55 and facing a layoff or job loss? Do you have a friend, family member, or co-worker who is an older worker, who could benefit from additional skills training courses or programs? Are you looking to work for a company who supports older-worker retention and offers training programs? Aging in the workplace can bring certain challenges. However, we have the resources you need to overcome them and continue to be successfully employed.

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Managing the Older Worker

How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order

"Older workers are a tremendous resource for employers, but they are having great difficulty being accepted back into organizations. The main constant is conflicts and misunderstandings with young managers. To oversimplify, younger managers don't know how to manage older workers - and older workers don't know how to get what they need from younger managers ... We describe the opportunities that the rapidly expanding older workforce offers employers; the challenges that at present stand in the way of engaging these workers, particularly with their younger managers; and specific strategies and practices for younger managers to manage more effectively their older workers." - preface.

Older Workers

Enhanced Communication Among Federal Agencies Could Improve Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Experienced Workers

The fed. workforce, like the nation's workforce as a whole, is aging, and increasingly large percentages are becoming eligible to retire. Eventually, baby boomers will leave the workforce and when they do, they will leave behind gaps in leadership, skills, and knowledge due to the slower-growing pool of younger workers. This report examines: (1) age and retirement eligibility trends of the current fed. workforce and the extent to which agencies hire and retain older workers; (2) workforce challenges selected agencies face and the strategies they use to hire and retain older workers; and (3) actions taken by the Office of Personnel Mgmt. to help agencies hire and retain experienced workers. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

The Future for Older Workers

New Perspectives

Across the world, governments in mature industrial and post-industrial economies are concerned about the ageing population. Dealing directly and exclusively with the issue of older workers, this book brings together up-to-the-minute research findings by many of the leading researchers and writers in the field. The duration and quality of working lives, and the timing and circumstances of retirement is of growing concern, especially in those cases where employers' demands and imperatives clash with employees' wishes. The contributions in this volume focus upon various measures taken by the state and by employers to foster the employment of older workers in the US, Britain, mainland Europe, and Japan.

The Plight of Older Workers

Labor Market Experience after Plant Closure in the Swiss Manufacturing Sector

This open access book examines the economic, social, and psychological consequences of manufacturing plant closure at the individual level. Using an original data set of over 1,200 workers from Switzerland who lost their manufacturing jobs after the financial crisis of 2008, the author analyzes the determinants of reemployment, the sector of reemployment, and the change in wages over a two year period. In addition, coverage also explores how plant closure affects the social relationship between a displaced worker and his or her significant other, which includes a discussion of the coping strategies on the household level as well as how changes in a worker's social and occupational life affects overall satisfaction. Readers will discover that the burden of structural change disproportionately falls on the shoulders of workers aged 55 and older who often face substantial barriers when trying to return to employment. A larger portion of this group experience long-term unemployment and those who do manage to find a new job often suffer disproportionate wage loss. This result is intriguing in the context of the current demographic change and contradicts the common assumption that young and low-qualified individuals are at greatest risk of unemployment. Advanced age—and not low education—appears to be the primary obstacle to workers finding job satisfaction after being laid off because of market conditions.

Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers

Mirroring a worldwide phenomenon in industrialized nations, the U.S. is experiencing a change in its demographic structure known as population aging. Concern about the aging population tends to focus on the adequacy of Medicare and Social Security, retirement of older Americans, and the need to identify policies, programs, and strategies that address the health and safety needs of older workers. Older workers differ from their younger counterparts in a variety of physical, psychological, and social factors. Evaluating the extent, causes, and effects of these factors and improving the research and data systems necessary to address the health and safety needs of older workers may significantly impact both their ability to remain in the workforce and their well being in retirement. Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers provides an image of what is currently known about the health and safety needs of older workers and the research needed to encourage social polices that guarantee older workers a meaningful share of the nation’s work opportunities.

Young programs for older workers

case studies in progressive personnel policies

New Policies for Older Workers

Against a background of population ageing, policy makers in the majority of industrialised countries are developing policies aimed at extending working life and promoting the benefits of employing older workers. This report reviews developments in several countries and offers recommendations for public policy. Based on a review of recent literature and interviews with experts in Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands and the USA, this report will be invaluable reading for policy makers, practitioners and campaigners. Transitions after 50 series People are living longer, yet increasingly are leaving working life well before the state retirement age. The Joseph Rowntree Fountain programme, Transitions after 50, explores people's experiences, decisions and constraints as they pass from active labour market participation in their middle years towards a new identity in later life. Reports in this series look in particular at issues about work, income and activities beyond work during this period of transition. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

Older Workers

Demographic Trends Pose Challenges for Employers and Workers : Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives

Promoting lifelong learning for older workers

an international overview

This publication contains a number of essays which explore issues relating to population ageing and the needs of older workers from a lifelong learning perspective. Although the focus is on European experiences, it also includes contributions from Australia, Japan and the United States. The central argument of this book is that ageing must be seen as a lifelong learning and development process in which one continuously takes on new life challenges; and in the context of work, lifelong learning is understood as a broad, holistic concept which encompasses individual education and training, as well as participative workplace learning actively supported by employers.

Extending Working Life for Older Workers

Age Discrimination Law, Policy and Practice

The UK population is ageing rapidly. While age discrimination laws are seen as having broad potential to address the 'ageing challenge' and achieve instrumental and intrinsic objectives in the context of employment, it is unclear what impact they are having in practice. This monograph addresses two overarching research questions in the employment field: How are UK age discrimination laws operating in practice? How (if at all) could UK age discrimination laws be improved? A reflexive law theoretical standpoint is employed to investigate these issues, applying a mixed methods research design that engages qualitative, quantitative, doctrinal and comparative elements. This book demonstrates the substantial limitations of the Equality Act 2010 (UK) for achieving instrumental and intrinsic objectives. Drawing on qualitative expert interviews, statistical analysis and organisational case studies, it illustrates the failure of age discrimination laws to achieve attitudinal change in the UK, and reveals the limited prevalence of proactive measures to support older workers. Integrating doctrinal analysis, comparative analysis of Finnish law, and the Delphi method, it proposes targeted legal and policy changes to address demographic change, and offers an agenda for reform that may increase the impact of age discrimination laws, and enable them to respond effectively to demographic ageing. Runner up of the 2017 SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship!

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Hamilton and District Injured Workers' Group

Helps disabled or injured workers, and family, friends and co-workers of workers injured or killed on the job through community educational seminars, workshops, clinics, guest speakers and information on current and pending legislation. Also provides private consultation, and assists in completing forms. Offers a monthly peer support meeting.

Hamilton and District Injured Workers' Group

Helps disabled or injured workers, and family, friends and co-workers of workers injured or killed on the job through community educational seminars, workshops, clinics, guest speakers and information on current and pending legislation. Also provides private consultation, and assists in completing forms. Offers a monthly peer support meeting.

Workers Health and Safety Centre

Provides occupational health and safety training and information services.

Chartwell Lakeshore Retirement Residence

Offers 135 residential care studio and one-bedroom suites with private baths
* couples' options available
* some units have kitchenettes
* flexible meal plans

Offers 42 assisted daily living suites for the physically and/or cognitively challenged, which provide assistance with: dressing, bathing, special diets, medication, specialized activities program * available in secured or unsecured environment * available for short-term and permanent accommodation

24-hour nursing supervision provided for both residential care and assisted daily living care residents * hairdressing salon * tuck shop * games room * exercise programs * foot care available on-site

Respite or short stay/trial
Available to give caregivers a break or for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

Transitional beds available for people on a wait-list for Long Term Care (this process goes through the hospital case workers of your Local Health Integration Network)

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

Resource for workers and employers, providing objective scientific information, and focus on the prevention of occupational health problems in the workplace.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

To preserve, honour and promote the history and culture of all working people. A community museum, with a collection of labour history, and the stewards of Hamilton's historic, heritage-listed Custom House. The museum houses permanent and temporary exhibits that address Hamilton and Canada's labour history and offers a myriad of multi-disciplinary, one-off events as well as a school visits program that makes curriculum connections for elementary and secondary school students. The museum combines its tours with a walking tour of Hamilton industrial trail that incorporate our building and takes place within our immediate neighbourhood.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Halton Seniors Mental Health Outreach Program - Burlington

A program providing specialized service to older adults with complex mental health and addiction needs

Clients may include seniors who have:
* behavioural disturbances or mental health problems associated with cognitive impairment
* mental health and/or addiction problems accompanied by significant medical illness or functional needs
* chronic mental illness who develop complicating age-related physical or mental health disorders
* late-onset severe mental illness
* the program involves specialists in geriatric psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, and education
* outreach service available for those unable to access traditional services
* prospective clients require a family physician

The Halton program is also staffed with a seniors concurrent disorder worker through a local partnership with Halton Alcohol Drug and Gambling Assessment Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT)

The program also has staff called Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs) who:
* provide a targeted educational and community development service and support for health providers
* provide education, facilitation and system support to staff in Long-Term Care facilities and staff of LTC funded community support agencies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Group for Depression In the Older Adult:
* a variety of group and CBT strategies and skills are aimed at assisting seniors to reduce their level of depression and anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms

Hamilton Arts Council

Acts as a central hub for creating new partnerships among individual artists, organizations, and businesses in the region and works to make the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community.

OntarioOffice of the Worker Adviser - Office of the Worker Adviser - Hamilton Central

Arm's length agency of the Ministry of Labour, reporting directly to the minister and provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) to non-unionized injured workers, survivors of injured workers, and to non-unionized workers who have experienced a health and safety reprisal.

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Halton Region Youth in Transition Worker Program - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Designed to assist youth ages 16-24 who have been involved with Children's Aid or child welfare services with their transition to independence.
* clients may self-refer or be referred by community agencies

* Assists and supports youth to identify, develop and implement an individualized plan based on their goals

* Supports youth leaving care to identify, access and navigate adult service systems relevant to their needs and transitional into self-reliance, providing emotional support

Connects youth with existing supports and resources in the community, including:
* housing supports
* educational opportunities
* employment services and training
* life skills training, such as financial management
* health and mental health services
* legal services
* other social and community supports

OntarioOffice of the Worker Adviser - Office of the Worker Adviser - Hamilton Central

Arm's length agency of the Ministry of Labour, reporting directly to the minister and provides free and confidential services (advice, education, and representation) to non-unionized injured workers, survivors of injured workers, and to non-unionized workers who have experienced a health and safety reprisal.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - Collections Services - Hamilton Central

Administers the province's no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers. Focuses on accident prevention, early safe return to work, and insurance benefits for injuries and illnesses incurred by workplaces covered under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.