Community Resources for Older Adults provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on programs, services, and policies pertaining to older adults. Authors Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto build reader awareness of programs and discuss how to better understand help-seeking behavior, as well as explain ways to take advantage of the resources available to older adults. The substantially revised Fifth Edition includes new topics and updated research, tables, and figures to help answer key questions about the evolution and utilization of programs for older adults and the challenges that service providers face.
Chapter 8: Employment Programs
At 57 years of age, John suddenly found himself unemployed when his company downsized in the midst of the latest economic recession. He had worked in almost every area of the lumber business and had expected to work for the same company until he retired. The new owners offered him a position at half the salary he had been earning. With at least 8 years until retirement and his youngest child still in ...