Leaders, experts, and employers to gather in
Denver to share best
DENVER, Sept. 22,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, there are five
generations in Colorado's
workforce. Twenty-three percent of the state's total employment is
people aged 55 and older, according to the Colorado State
Demography Office. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity for
employers to develop and implement programs that address the
multigenerational workforce and workers' changing needs.
"The U.S. population is aging and our workforce is growing
older. Older workers bring wisdom and value to the workplace.
However, many employers have not yet aligned their recruiting and
retention strategies in sync with their needs. By sharing best
practices, we can help employers tap into this vital demographic,"
said Brian Kaskie, professor of
health management and policy at the University
of Iowa College of Public Health and head of Age-Inclusive
Management Strategies Colorado (AIMS Colorado).
AIMS Colorado is a
multi-year project dedicated to transforming the way employers
shape the future of aging in Colorado, by addressing how they meet the
needs and preferences of experienced employees (i.e., older
workers). It is a collaboration between the University of Iowa College of Public Health and
nonprofit Transamerica Institute®. It is funded by a grant from
On Wednesday, September 28,
2022, AIMS Colorado is hosting a free conference at the
History Colorado Center in Denver
and online via livestream. It will feature
Colorado leaders and nationally
recognized experts as well as employers who have participated in
AIMS Colorado and adopted best practices.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis is scheduled to share how the
State of Colorado is fostering
multigenerational workforces and supporting its age 50+ workers.
Additional speakers include: Joe
Barela, Executive Director, CO Department of Labor and
Employment; Chip Conley, founder and
CEO, Modern Elder Academy (via pre-recorded
video); Richard Eisenberg,
aging expert, unretired freelance writer and editor; Rick Guzzo, co-founder of Mercer's Workforce
Sciences Institute; Kerry Hannon,
workplace futurist, author, and Yahoo Finance senior columnist;
Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor,
Financial Resilience, AARP; and more. In addition, attendees
will hear discussion panels featuring Colorado-based employers and local nonprofits.
For in-person attendees, there will also be networking sessions
organized throughout the conference.
"Colorado is making great
strides in enriching the lives of its age 50+ population. By
encouraging employers to adapt age-friendly best practices, it is
strengthening its economy and cultivating a more diverse,
equitable, and inclusive workforce," says Catherine Collinson, CEO and president of
nonprofit Transamerica Institute and collaborator on AIMS
Register to attend in-person or livestream:
www.TransamericaInstitute.org/AIMS. While this event is free,
registration is required, as space is limited.
All in-person attendees will receive a copy of Kerry Hannon's new book, In Control at 50+:
How to Succeed in the New World of Work, and all in-person and
virtual attendees will be eligible to receive SHRM recertification
For more information, please visit Transamerica Institute.
The University of Iowa College of
Public Health works to promote health and prevent injury and
illness through its commitment to education and training,
excellence in research, innovation in policy development, and
devotion to public health practice. www.public-health.uiowa.edu
Transamerica Institute® is a nonprofit, private foundation
dedicated to identifying, researching, and educating the public
about health and wellness, employment, financial literacy,
longevity, and retirement. It is the parent organization of
Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® which conducts one of
the largest and longest-running annual retirement surveys of its
kind. Transamerica Institute is funded by contributions from
Transamerica Life Insurance Company and its affiliates.
NextFifty Initiative is a Colorado-based, private foundation funding
efforts to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.
The foundation works with community leaders, experts in the field
of aging, and front-line professionals to support programs and
projects that positively impact aging and longevity. They focus on
education, sharing best practices, and supporting innovation that
will transform aging for generations to come. In 2021, NextFifty
Initiative awarded grants of roughly $12
million. To learn more, visit www.Next50Initiative.org.
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SOURCE Transamerica Institute