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Join us on August 17 at the West Palm Beach Embassy Suites. Ms. Victoria Funes will speak on "Debunking the Myths of Hiring a Mature Workforce”.

When: Thursday, August 17
From 4:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Where: Embassy Suites West Palm Beach
1601 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, Florida  33406
United States
Presenter: Ms. Victoria Funes, Associate State Director, AARP Florida State Office
Contact: Chapter Administrator

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August Meeting

Title: "Debunking the Myths of Hiring a Mature Workforce”
Speaker: Ms. Victoria Funes, Associate State Director, AARP Florida State Office (Click here for bio.)

Find out:

  • Why are we AGEIST?
  • We Believe Getting Old Is A Choice
  • What does AGEISM look like?
  • Common myths 
  • What are the benefits of older workers?
  • What can we do about it?

This program has been applied for SHRM and HRCI Recertification credits.  


Pre-Meeting Workshop

Title: "The Aging Workforce - Tools and Strategies for Your Organization"

Speakers: Karen Roberts SPHR, SHRM SCP - HR/Healthy Living Director Area Agency on Aging, and Desirae Mearns, the Area Agency on Aging’s SHINE and Benefits Enrollment Center Project Director

Karen will present the SHRM Foundation's work on The Aging Workforce - Tools and Strategies for Your Organization. 
In the U.S., more than 1/3 of the labor force will be over age 50 by 2022 (just 5 years away).  People are working longer and delaying retirement. Many HR professionals are facing challenges in filling open positions, so clearly older workers are an important part of the talent pool that shouldn’t be overlooked. This presentation will ask HR professionals how these trends will impact their workplace and will cover organizational strategies to recruit, retain and engage older workers.
Some companies do not proactively seek older workers due to common misconceptions. For example, thinking they cannot learn new technology, are resistant to change or are too expensive. However research tells a different story. Many of the new SHRM Foundation resources explain in detail the myths vs. realities of employing mature workers. SHRM resources that allow you to take action to develop a Mature Worker Strategy will be discussed.
Desirae will provide HR professionals with information about the Agency's SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program which is  funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is staffed by volunteers. SHINE volunteers (typically retired professionals) are available to speak to employees nearing age 65 and retiree groups to ensure they have the most effective and affordable coverage for their health and prescription drug needs. 
Many employees and HR professionals do not understand how Medicare and Employer provided health care interact and many employees do not realize they are eligible for Medicare coverage while still employed and these options will be discussed in this presentation.  

This program has been applied for SHRM and HRCI Recertification credits.  

Due to high demand of our workshops, if you have registered for one, please arrive no later than 15 minutes of the start time to ensure entry into the workshop. Those arriving after the 15 minute window will not be permitted into the workshop.   

Open to members, student members and guests.
Location: Embassy Suites-West Palm Beach

Event Schedule: August 17, 2017
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration thru Friday, August 11:
Student Members-$20

Late and Walk-In Registration:
Student Members-$25

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