Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Guidebook for Older Job Seekers

 Employ Florida Silver has created a new guidebook to help older adults to find jobs. It provides tips for adapting to the modern workplace, information about assessing your skills and talents, job search strategies, resume tips, and interviewing tips. There is also a section with information about places to get training to help you qualify for jobs.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2010

September 23, 2010 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  It was created to promote public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.  Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries for Americans age 65 and older.  In addition, the National Council on Aging reports that the United States spends about $19 billion a year on medical care related to falls.  However, many falls can be prevented.  "Learn Not to Fall" is a new website with a lot of fall prevention tips.
In addition, here is a list of other good websites with fall prevention information:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Florida Senior Games approaching soon!

The first Florida State Senior Games championships were held in 1992.  These games are for people age 50 and above.  Currently, the Florida Sports Foundation sanctions local games, which serve as qualifiers for the state championships.  The Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Department will be hosting the Tampa Bay local qualifier games this year from October 4th-15th.  The locations of the events, registration form, and brochure can be found here.  Sports offered include:  3-on-3 Basketball, Basketball Shooting, Billiards, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Race Walk, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, and Track & Field. 
The State Championships will be held Dec. 4th -12th in Lee County and the City of Cape Coral. These state championships are the qualifiers for the 2011 National Senior Games in Houston, Texas from June 16th - 30th, 2011. For more information on the National Senior Games Association, please click here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Benefit Concert for Pasco Elderly Nutrition

Artists for Humanity present
"It's a Grand Night For Singing
a benefit concert of Classical, Broadway, and 40s music

 September 24th, 2010 @ 7:30pm

Bishop McLaughlin High School
Performing Arts Center
13651 Hays Road
Spring Hill, Fl

Tickets are $15 and include gourmet coffee and treats
All proceeds benefit the Pasco County 
Elderly Nutrition "Meals on Wheels" Program

For more information, please contact Dolores Riego De Dios, Artists for Humanity coordinator: 352-588-4058 or 813-992-5738. 
Tickets will also be available at the door.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - Reliable Financial Information

Twenty-one different government agencies have partnered to create  This website brings together unbiased and reliable information about financial topics, so that you can make smart financial decisions.  The website organizes information by "life events" such as "starting/buying a business" and "planning for retirement".  The "planning for retirement" section includes information on 401(k)s, long-term care information, step-by-step social security retirement benefits planner, and more.  In addition, there are tools, such as a savings calculator.  You can also request a free Personal Financial Toolkit by calling 1-888-mymoney.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Resource for Finding Jobs in Florida

The Employ Florida Marketplace Silver Edition website was created to help job seekers age 50+ to find jobs in older worker friendly businesses or organizations.  One can also search for volunteer opportunities in your area.  

Other useful resources: