CERIC fall roadshows highlight later life career transitions

CERIC roadshows are back this fall for a series of networking meetings, where, this time, participants are invited to attend a free documentary screening on career development for older adults, and to learn more about CERIC’s programs.

The featured presenter is Dr Suzanne Cook whose CERIC-funded research project culminated in a film, “Redirection: Movers, Shakers and Shifters,” and companion guide. It examines what later life looks like today and the pursuit of a new direction through a second (or third) career. The goal is to enable career practitioners to provide better services, resources and tools for the unprecedented large number of older adults currently in or entering this stage of life.

The film screening and discussion will cover:

  • What research tells us about the trend towards delayed retirement and expansion of working lives
  • The diversity of paid work undertaken by those 50+ and their later life career needs
  • Best practices for working with older adults on employment and career development issues

Dr Cook is a social gerontologist and Adjunct Professor at York University in the Department of Sociology and York’s Centre for Aging Research and Education.

Events have so far been confirmed with Times Change Women’s Employment Service in Toronto; Nova Scotia Career Development Association in Halifax; Workforce Planning Hamilton; and Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON.

CERIC wishes to thank the many partners who are hosting roadshows at their facilities and the  associations and groups who are sharing information with their members and networks.

If you are interested in hosting a CERIC roadshow, please contact us at admin@ceric.ca.