Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ohio Establishes Senior Civic Engagement Council

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has established the Ohio Senior Civic Engagement Council to work to enhance volunteer, educational and employment opportunities for older Ohioans. Strickland said that "[t]he Council will work to keep them active and engaged in their communities and careers, as well as help employers prepare for changing workforce needs."

Among other things, the Council will coordinate with the Ohio Workforce Policy Board regarding senior employment policies and activities, collect data about the engagement of older adults in employment, and promote policies that enhance job opportunities available to older Ohioans. In addition, it will help business leaders and the workforce development system prepare for and offer services to Ohio’s growing number of older workers.

Source: Ohio Office of the Governor Press Release (May 20, 2008)

Additional Source: The (Lorain, OH) Morning Journal "Senior civic engagement council smart new policy to help Ohio move ahead" (May 21, 2008)

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