Stories from the Field

As the number of younger workers in America is set to decrease within a few years, employers are looking to older workers to fill talent gaps in their workforce. Increasingly, they can. Workers 55 and over are projected to make up 25 percent of the civilian labor force by the year 2020, up nearly double from 13 percent in 2000.

Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) is delighted to announce that on Monday, August 21, 2017, U.S.
Senator Ben Cardin will take part in two discussions with SSAI Senior Community Service Employment
Program (SCSEP) participants and other local seniors and residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore
County.

Monday, August 21, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will take part in two discussions in Baltimore-area communities to exchange ideas on the array of ways that the federal government can better serve Maryland communities.

By the time she makes her house payment and pays her utility bills each month, most of the Social Security check Pamela Gilkey receives is gone.

When you can’t budge it

July 18, 2017 | The Beacon

The Trump administration issued a preliminary “skinny” budget proposal a few months ago, followed more recently by its official 2018 budget request to Congress.

Senior Service America, Inc., (SSAI) a national nonprofit organization and one of America’s oldest and largest operators of employment programs for America’s seniors, has announced the selection of Gary A. Officer as its new executive director.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin joined a group of 23 senators, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), in calling for robust funding for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) – the only federal community service and work-based job training program for low-income or unemployed older Americans. President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposes to completely eliminate the program.

May Is ‘Older Americans Month’

June 5, 2017 | The Post-Journal

May is “Older Americans Month.” This year’s theme is Age Out Loud because we are celebrating the many attributes and contributions to the community from our wonderfully mature. We set aside this month to recognize the value exemplified from this very vibrant population.

Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud

June 5, 2017 | The Post-Journal

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.

Having trouble getting a job as an older worker? This woman has some advice.

May 26, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor (Washington, D.C.)

Elizabeth White herself couldn’t find work later in her career. She’s now written a book in which she identifies issues that older workers face and suggests steps for restoring what she calls ‘a richly textured life.’