Dry Harbor Nursing Home, work to provide their seniors with the healthcare, attention and activities they need to ensure continuous quality of life, and now New York City’s Department for the Aging is putting another plan in place to support this goal: employment.
Hoping to recruit 175 retired New Yorkers, the department’s Civic Engagement Program will match retirees with a number of agencies who will assign participants with six to nine month projects in a wide range of fields.
Caryn Resnick of the Department for the Aging explained: “This program provides retirees with an opportunity to give back to their city by using the skills and knowledge they have gained through their professional careers.”
Dawn Mastoridis, national marketing director of recruiting firm ReServe Inc., said: “We don’t have any problem finding reservists, particularly in New York City,” referring to qualified retirees like former CEOs, experienced school administrator and HR gurus who will return the workforce.
The reservists will be involved in a wide range of projects, ranging from data, cost and medical record analysis to health and exercise programs for people with arthritis, diabetes and hypertension.