Today is Senior Citizens Day!

Did you know that more than 18 percent of Americans, ages 65 and older, reported being employed full- or part-time? This is part of a steady increase of older Americans staying in or returning to the workforce throughout the last few years. Older workers are a valuable asset to today’s workforce as they bring both skills and years of experience to their careers.

National Able Network serves thousands of seniors looking to enter the workforce each year through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program helps low-income seniors prepare to enter the workforce by enhancing their skills through serving their communities at local non-profit organizations. Nearly 65,000 seniors participated in paid employment and training through SCSEP last year.

Unfortunately, due to the proposed federal budget cuts to our nation’s workforce development system, SCSEP and other valuable workforce programs are at risk of losing funding that supports thousands of individuals in nearly every county across the nation.

You can help stop these budget cuts! In honor of Senior Citizens Day, please support National Able Network and other valuable organizations in continuing our mission to serve seniors. Click here to sign our petition to support these necessary programs.