Deborah M. McPhee and Francine Schlosser
Clashes, Convergences and Coalescences
Mark Julien, Barry Wright and Deborah McPhee
Deborah M. McPhee and Marcia Carvalho de Azevedo
A global crisis exists today marked by a shortage of skilled workers and an aging population that is unprecedented, with nations finding that they have more seniors than they do young children. While aging workers can easily fill the shortfall in labour, myths and barriers are impacting on their employability because of stereotypical attitudes that exist. Older workers do face physical and mental capacity ailments because they are aging, but there are many interventions that organizations can implement to address those concerns. This chapter presents several interventions that will make workplaces senior friendly. Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle seems to be the one intervention that can ensure aging workers can continue to be active and productive members of organizations.