Younger] a Coober Initiative
Let's Get Younger is a not-for-profit Coober initiative that aims to bring companies and the baby boomer generation closer together. The aging population who are still at work have different requirements as they experience certain conditions that come along with getting older. Even so, companies must understand that their aging employees are fully capable of making significant contributions to the workforce. Many companies are under the mistaken impression that the baby boomer generation no longer has what it takes. This widespread misconception can be contagious, and we feel that it is important for baby boomers to understand that they are absolutely capable of continuing to do well at work, and that they simply need to readjust and refocus.
Let's Get Younger aims to work with the aging to help them
feel younger and act younger in all areas of life by working with them to reach
their full potential.
Those who are getting along in years may periodically
require short-term rehabilitation therapy. For some, this is necessary after an
illness or injury to prepare them to return to their jobs. During this process,
their physical infirmities are treated and corrected through a series of
therapy sessions so that they can regain normal functionality. The aim of such
physical rehabilitation is to prepare these ladies and gentlemen to return to
their usual daily tasks. At times, however, recovering physically is not enough
for them to get back to their routines. They need access to opportunities to
learn more about reorienting themselves mentally and emotionally for the job
ahead. Let’s Get Younger aims to provide these opportunities to those who have
completed their physical rehabilitation.
As with any other generation, there is a certain way to
approach and communicate with baby boomers. Companies that have a thriving aging
employee segment have grasped the essentials of managing these workers. These
companies can provide invaluable advice to other baby boomers who desire to
return to work. By inviting representatives from these successful companies to
different rehabilitative nursing homes, we hope to facilitate the sharing of
knowledge and insights that will help aging workers who are completing their
rehabilitation cycle to prepare to be fully productive once again.
US companies employ a significant number of baby boomers.
Seen as valuable members of the workforce, a solid effort should be made to
embrace them. Going through physical rehabilitation therapy can be daunting. The
process can be very stressful for the aging both mentally and emotionally as
well, and may cause some to doubt their ability to carry on as they did before.
From their company’s perspective, they may be seen as having fallen behind on
the latest techniques and trends, unable to keep up with more creative
millennials, and perhaps unable to work with the same energy as they once did. By
sending nursing home administrators to such companies to give similar talks on the
employability of the aging population, we hope to dispel these misconceptions
and aid in the reintegration process for baby boomers who are ready to return
We believe that bridging the gap between employers and their
aging workforce will help to make the work experience more beneficial for both
sides. The baby boomer generation has an awesome wealth of experience that is
indispensable and cannot be replaced.
They have a level of insight into their jobs and proven track records
that no one else has yet developed. By working with them and their employers
through creative programs and partnerships, we believe that we can facilitate
the reentry into the workforce of fully ready and capable individuals who have
returned to full capacity. We believe that this is a lasting solution that will
help aging workers go back to their jobs as healthier, happier and more
efficient employees who are living life to the fullest.
If you are interested in participating or would like to know
more, please visit letsgetyounger.org