SAVE THE DATE: 2020 Careers in Aging Week is April 19 – April 25

LeadingAge is partnering with the Gerontological Society of America, AHCA/NCAL and Argentum on a Careers in Aging Week again in 2020. Join us April 19 - 25. More information will be posted!

Background

We want you to use this week to make students aware of the rich variety of jobs in the field of older adult services. Invite students to your organizations for different events -- or, reach out to local schools and ask to talk to students about our field. In 2018, LeadingAge KS held a successful Careers in Aging Day, and we are delighted to use many of their resources, with permission.

Sample Activities (Courtesy of LeadingAge KS)

  • Host a Shadow Day - invite students to your organization to shadow your employees. Focus on Nursing, administration, accounting, dietary, IT, etc.
  • Host an Open House - invite students to your organization to learn about your organization and have departments set up booths or tables to provide information on what they do. Include prizes, games, etc.
  • Get together with other members in your area and host a job fair - highlight the great things about working with older people
  • Go to local schools and talk to students about the field - bring information and people from your organization that are most passionate about their jobs
  • Write a guest opinion piece for your local paper about working in the field. Highlight your organization and your great team
  • Launch a social media push throughout the week - dedicate your social media posts to Careers in Aging Services. Post highlights of different jobs and people within your organization

Outreach to Schools (courtesy of LeadingAge KS)

Background on Compliance for Job Shadowing (courtesy of LeadingAge KS)