Work and Civic Engagement

Why does work need to be an all or nothing experience? An age-friendly community provides ways older people can (if they choose) continue to work for pay, volunteer their skills and be actively engaged in community life.


  • Senior Community Service Employment Program - As the nation's oldest program helping low-income, unemployed people age 55+ to find work, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) matches eligible older job seekers with local nonprofits and public agencies so they can increase their skills and build self-confidence while earning a modest income. Based on their employment interests and goals, participants may also receive supportive services and skills training through an educational institution. The SCSEP experience most often leads to permanent employment. 
  • AARP Resume Kit - Job-seekers of any age can find tips for writing a winning resume, including a list of resume action keywords, examples of three types of resumes and advice for how to write an up-to-date resume that will capture an employer's attention. 
  • Livability Fact Sheet: Economic Development - Livable communities both save and make money — and they're very good for business. This fact sheet explains more about the financial benefits of creating walkable, bike-friendly, livable and lively and downtown communities. (AARP and the WALC Institute)
  • For more AARP resources on Work and Civic Engagement, visit their website.