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Helping Older Workers Remain in Employment Longer
School of Nursing
Helping Older Workers Remain in Employment Longer

Healthy aging can mean many things. From Dr. Lan Gien’s perspective, it means making work places conducive so that older people want to stay longer. Dr. Gien is the principal investigator on a project entitled Working Late: Strategies to Enhance Productive and Healthy Environments for the Older Workforce - the Canadian Context.

Funded for three years by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Aging in partnership with the Canada-UK Aging Initiative, the project is now in phase three, which involves interviewing older people to gauge their attitudes. (Phase one was the health promotion aspect and phase two involved looking at current policies, legislations and union agreements encouraging people to work late or retire early.) Dr. Gien is expecting results to be published later this year. Once phase three is complete, the group will suggest changes that employers can make in the workplace or changes to policies to encourage older workers to stay in the workforce.

If you'd like to participate, here's the information:

We are looking for individuals (aged 50 years and older) who are currently working or seeking work, to participate in an interview. We would like your views on:

  • The benefits of remaining in employment after age 65
  • The challenges facing older workers
  • The impact of recent legislation ending mandatory retirement

We value your input. This research will help inform employers and government about the needs and concerns of older workers who wish to remain in employment past normal retirement age. The interview will take about 45-60 minutes of your time. 

We value your input. This research will help inform employers and government about the needs and concerns of older workers who wish to remain in employment past normal retirement age. The interview will take about 45-60 minutes of your time. 

For more information or to participate, please contact:
Joanne Smith-Young, RN, MN
Phone:  (toll-free) 1-888-477-6844 or email:  jsmithyo@mun.ca

 

Aug 10th, 2011

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