AGING SERVICES: National Employ Older Workers Week September 18 - 24, 2016

National Employ Older Workers Week September 18 - 24, 2016

As the population ages, older Americans will play an increasingly important role in our economy. National Employ Older Workers Week recognizes the vital role of older workers in the workforce. Older Workers are reliable, qualified, skilled and they model good work ethic for younger workers. This week aims to increase awareness of the value of older workers.

National Employ Older Workers Week also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which provides on-the-job skills training to individuals 55 and older with limited financial resources. In Connecticut, SCSEP services are provided by State Department on Aging, Easter Seals of the Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut and Associate for Training and Development, Inc. Last fiscal year, 545 Connecticut residents received job skills training and job development services through SCSEP. At the same time, 101 program participants secured employment in fields a wide variety of fields.  


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.
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 - $14,860
   2 - $20,025
   3 - $25,200

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
419 Whalley Ave, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Sean Joyce
(203) 202-3998 x203

Litchfield County:

Education Connection
PO Box 909
Litchfield, CT 06759
JodiLynn Binkley
(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

Greater Norwich and Greater New London Areas:

Thames Valley Council for Community Action  
401 West Thames St, Unit 201
Norwich, CT 06360-7155
Ted Pappagallo
(860) 425-6603

For Other Senior Community Service Programs Contact:

Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties:

Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern CT
22 Prestige Park Cr
East Hartford, CT 06108
Pete Pylypyszyn
(860) 728-1061 x231

Fairfield and Middlesex Counties:

Associates for Training and Development
(800) 439-3307

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