AGING SERVICES: National Employ Older Worker Week September 24 - September 30

National Employ Older Worker Week September 24 - September 30

Transform Your Workforce - Hire An Older Worker!

As Commissioner of the State Department on Aging, I invite you to join the many Connecticut employers who have hired a Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) participant.
{Older worker chef, medical professional and real estate agent}
Last year, 74 older workers found employment here in Connecticut through SCSEP. SCSEP is federally funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act and serves adults age 55 and older who are looking to enter or return to the work force.

For employers, older workers are reliable, experienced and motivated with strong work ethics and flexible schedules. As your workforce need grows, hire an older w-orker and transform your workforce.  The richness of an older worker’s prior work skills and experiences will prove your company with a high level of competency, experience and competitiveness.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act through the U.S. Department of Labor enables us to provide job skills training to low-income Individuals, age 55 and older in Connecticut.

~ Betsy Ritter

Ready to Work participants are placed in temporary training assignments where they gain valuable on-the-job work experience and training needed to gain meaningful employment.

Participants will work 20 hours a week at the training sites for which they will be paid minimum wage.


  • To assist participants in acquiringmarketable jobs skills and
  • To help participants secure meaningful unsubsidized employment

Program Objectives

  • Participate in community service assignments to learn new skills in on the job training
  • Assistance in resume development
  • Assistance in developing job search skills
  • Increase opportunities to obtain jobs in the private sector
  • Referrals to supportive services as needed
  • Change stereotypes about older workers through public education and demonstrated success
  • Be unemployed
  • Be 55 years of age or older and a resident of Connecticut
  • Have an annual family income that is not more than 125% of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Family Size Annual Income
   1 - $15,075
   2 - $20,300
   3 - $25,525

For additional information about Ready to Work, please contact Jennifer Gorman at (860) 424-5643 or at


Greater New Haven Area:

Associates for Training and Development
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave
Sean Joyce
(203) 202-3998 x203

Litchfield County:

Education Connection
PO Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759
JodiLynn Nasinnyk
(860) 567-0863

Greater Stamford Area:

Jewish Family Service of Stamford
733 Summer St, 6th Flr
Stamford, CT 06901-1208
Ilene Locker
(203) 921-4161

For Other Senior Community Service Programs Contact:

Fairfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties:

The WorkPlace Inc.:

350 Fairfield Ave, 4th Flr
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 953-3752
John Szymanski

841 Route 32
Franklin, CT 06254
(860) 519-0113
Elizabeth Acevedo

20-28 Sargeant St, 2nd Flr
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 206-0397
Rory Patton

458 Grand Ave, Rm 110
New Haven, CT 06513
Patryce Bryant
(203) 691-9635

649 West Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 527-3891
Patrick Murphy

Content Last Modified on 9/28/2017 2:26:38 PM