Posts Tagged 'AARP'

AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative

FriedaWorkforce Solutions & HCC Partner to Facilitate Back to Work 50+, an AARP Foundation Initiative
During my employment with Workforce Solutions, I have participated in several successful business partnerships within our community. Today I am shining the spotlight on one partnership with the Houston Community College (HCC)/AARP Foundation’s Back to Work 50+ Initiative (BTW50+). Our partnership began on February 19, 2019. Fellow Regional Team member, Carolyn Kennard and I were chosen to facilitate the Coaching Program along with our Team Lead, Dana Sturdevant. Dana currently serves as Program Director of Community Programs with HCC. Continue reading ‘AARP Foundation Back to Work 50+ Initiative’

Affects of COVID-19

Carolyn KinardWhen Covid-19 first was announced earlier this year, many of us had no idea how it would impact our lives in the future months, including what age groups would be at risk. As time passed it was discovered that the elderly faced a significant risk of developing the illness, particularly those with underlying health conditions. The trend changed when individuals did not mask themselves and younger adults were being affected as a result; however, older adults remained a higher risk including baby boomers. Continue reading ‘Affects of COVID-19’

Baby Boomers May Expect “Unexpected” Career Changes

FriedaBaby boomers were born roughly between 1946 and 1964, depending on which resource you agree with. Technically this means that we are all currently between the ages of 56 to 76 years old. To date, there are approximately 76 million baby boomers in the U.S. alone. I too am a member of this club. We were initially raised with fewer career opportunities as compared to today’s variety. We were taught to get a good job with a good medical plan, with dental and vision benefits included. The anticipated retirement plan was also a firmly engraved expectation. Continue reading ‘Baby Boomers May Expect “Unexpected” Career Changes’

Reboot

Carolyn KinardBest Practices for Starting a Job Search
When you think of the term, “rebooting”, it means to reload the operating system of a computer or phone and start it up again. So, rebooting allows the computer or phone to restart and get back to working as normal or get back on track to complete a task. Why not start a new career after being a part of a workforce reduction or retiring after being with a company for many years? Why not give your life a reboot? Rebooting your life is a gift to yourself. It is an opportunity to reconnect with your internal dreams, spirit, and tap into the wisdom and joy that lives in you. While rebooting, it is important to acknowledge the fears that are present in your life regarding rebooting or making a new career change. Continue reading ‘Reboot’


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