Available Stories from 2018

Reaping the Benefits of an Aging WorkForce

New York Times | March 2, 2018

Robert Metoli, 57, spent eight years as a skilled technician setting up the machines on the factory floor at Lee Spring, a small firm based in Brooklyn that makes coils to be used in a variety of objects, including cellphones, eyeglasses, rockets, and robots. Read More

Job Services That Help People 50+ Find Work

Forbes | February 28, 2018

But as the job market has tightened, more employers are starting to look at older workers and say ‘Hey, we need your expertise.’ A hundred firms and nonprofits entered the Age Smart Employer 2017 competition, double the number in 2016. “Companies appear to be the last players to understand that older workers are a win, win, win value proposition,” Ruth Finkelstein, creator of the program and now executive director at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, told me. Read More.

Celebrating NYC Age Smart Employers

Encore.org | January 29, 2018

“Providing flexibility to older employees serves our own interests”  — Steve Kempf, CEO, Lee Spring

“It’s not about the employee’s age, it’s about making the best experience for our students.“ — Head of School Dominic Randolph, Riverdale Country School

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PKF O’Connor Davies Honored with 2018 Age Smart Employer Award

Cision PR Web | January 25, 2018

PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, the nation's 28th largest accounting and advisory firm, announced today it was named a winner of the 2018 Age Smart Employer Awards. The award, presented by the Columbia Aging Center at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, recognizes organizations that hire, retain and engage workers of all ages using top policies and practices.

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NYC's "Age Smart" Employers Honored 

Columbia Mailman School of Public Health | January 23, 2018

The third Columbia Aging Center awards ceremony recognizes businesses, large and small, for their policies that support—and benefit from—their older workers. 

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How Age-Smart Employers See the Value of Older Workers 

Forbes | January 18, 2018

“We’ve increased our life expectancy by 50 percent in the last 100 years. That’s astounding and an immense achievement to be proud of. Now we have to design society for longer lives, and these awards, I think, are a linchpin of that,” said Dr. Linda Fried, dean of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a Next Avenue Influencer in Aging.

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Three Queens Companies Finalists For Award For Outstanding Workplace Practices

Queens Gazette | January 10, 2018

Thirteen New York City businesses are being honored by the Columbia Aging Center for valuing workers of all ages. As our population ages and more people work longer, the award aims to highlight industries and businesses using strategic practices to hire and retain valuable workers over age 50. These employers were selected from among 100 applicants, including businesses and nonprofit organizations from all five boroughs and a broad array of sectors. 

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