Posts tagged ‘retirement’

Register! Lawton Conference – March 26, 2012

Conference on Urban Aging and Award Luncheon - Aging in the Community: Three Models

Local and national experts will compare and contrast:

  • Villages
  • Age-friendly Initiatives
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs)

Topics will include how they work; who they serve; strengths and weaknesses;
funding issues; and their impact on aging services and on neighborhoods.

Fredda VladeckThe 2012 Lawton Award will be presented to Fredda Vladeck, founding director of the first Naturally Occuring Retirement Community supportive service program (NORC) in 1986.  She is now Director of the Aging in Place Initiative of the United Hospital Fund, in New York.


Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Registration fee of $50 includes Award Luncheon
Social work CEUs will be offered
For more information, call 215-765-9000 ext 5063, or email:

Photo Credits: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

5 ways to avoid sabotaging your 401(k) plan

Your front porch sags, your kitchen is the size of a broom closet, and you can’t run the vacuum and the dishwasher at the same time without blowing a fuse. You’d love to buy a nicer house, but given the wretched state of the housing market, you’re probably stuck with the house you have.

If you’re like most workers, you’re in the same position with respect to your retirement savings plan. Sure, it would be nice to have a traditional pension that delivers a monthly check until the day you die, but hardly anyone has one of those anymore. Instead, most of us have a 401(k) plan, which requires more maintenance than a traditional pension. continue reading>>

Source: USA Today

Getting Along with GenY: A Manual to Millennials

Times are changing, and the Canadian nonprofit sector is quickly becoming an intergenerational mix of professionals of varying levels of experience and education. With Canada’s bulge of baby boomers approaching retirement, these future vacancies — and the future of our nonprofit organizations — leave Generation X and Generation Y (aka “Millennials”) no choice but to collaborate to construct a new landscape for our nonprofit workforce.

This new reality requires an intergenerational understanding and a commitment to cooperate in order to fulfill the missions of our nonprofit organizations. In the spirit of mutual support, we Millennials offer the following thoughts as insights into our generation.

Top Ten Ways to Motivate Millennial continue reading>>

Source: Charity Village

The Graying Work Force

TailorUntil recently, working after retirement sounded like an oxymoron. Aren’t those years supposed to be devoted to volunteering, traveling and visiting grandchildren? But a recent report by the Families and Work Institute and Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging and Work found that a growing number of people continue to work for pay following their official “retirements…”

“Workers who change jobs at older ages say they are more likely to enjoy the new job than the old job,” Mr. [Richard] Johnson, [a senior fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.] said.  continue reading>>

Source: Sherisse Pham (The New Old Age, The New York Times)

Why the Retirement Age Is Increasing

Many countries are contemplating or are already in the process of raising the retirement age for their national pension systems. However, in many places, this is simply a reversal of earlier declines in the retirement age. Many governments relaxed retirement-age rules in the 1970s and 1980s, and are now restoring retirement ages to their former levels.

The average global retirement age was 64.3 for men in 1949, but gradually fell to a low of 62.5 in 1993, according to an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development analysis of retirement ages in 30 countries with national retirement plans. continue reading>>

Source: US News Money


As older people grow in numbers, experts seek ways to handle the coming boom

Older adult relaxing on a benchThe tsunami looms: By 2050, nearly 90 million Americans will have passed age 65, and every corner of society will feel the impact. With our inadequate health-care workforce, outmoded retirement ideas and rigid housing policies, how can our country prepare? Beyond rethinking ways to ensure retirement savings (mandatory government savings plans?) and redefining retirement (phased retirements? working longer?), researchers and professionals are trying out, and in some cases reviving, some ideas. continue reading>>

Source: Patrick Egan (The Washington Post, August 10, 2010)

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