AGING SERVICES: September 24th begins National Employ Older Workers Week

Older Workers are a Valuable Asset for Employers
September 23 through 29 is National Employ Older Worker Week

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2017, 40% of Americans ages 55 and older are working or actively seeking employment.

Older workers bring a depth of knowledge, a lifetime of skills and abilities to employers when hired for a job. The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has trained hundreds of older workers for jobs that Connecticut’s employers are hiring for. These jobs have included health care fields, social services, truck driving, food service, school settings and more. 

Hire an Older Worker!


SCSEP 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 acquiring marketable 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 - $15,175
   2 - $20,575
   3 - $25,975

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

601 Norwich New London Tnpk, Suite 1
Montville, CT 06382
(203) 610-6554
Elizabeth Acevedo

20-28 Sargeant St, 2nd Flr
Hartford, CT 06105
(203) 610-8478
Rory Patton

458 Grand Ave, Rm 110
New Haven, CT 06513
Patryce Bryant
(203) 373-2101

649 West Main St
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 373-2104
Patrick Murphy

Content Last Modified on 9/26/2018 8:14:31 AM