Purpose

The fourth breakfast in Senator Krueger's Roundtable Series for Boomers and Seniors this year will feature speakers on "The Graying of the American Workforce," the issues surrounding increased longevity, delayed retirement and longer careers, and the ways these phenomena are changing the modern workplace and creating new challenges.

Featured speakers will include: 

Paul Kurzman, PhD
Professor and Chair, 'World of Work' Field of Practice
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY 

Christopher Widelo
Associate State Director
AARP New York

In the past century, U.S. life expectancy at birth has climbed from 47 to 77 years, and according to some statistics the average life span today may be as high as 85 years. America's 78 million baby boomers began turning 65 last year at a rate of one every 10 seconds (3 million to 4 million per year). By the middle of the next decade, the U.S. will become a society with more Americans over age 60 than under age 15. Seniors, families, healthcare and social services professionals, and the community at large will all need to learn, adapt, and adjust to the new and unique issues raised by the overall age increase in the population -- which is why this year's Roundtable Series is focusing on these issues, the Challenges of Longevity.

The Roundtable Series meets once a month over a five-month period. This month's session will take place on Thursday, February 21, from 8:30 am – 10:30 am at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street.

To RSVP or request additional information, please contact Rebekah Glushefski, rglushefski.nyc@gmail.com, or call our office at 212-490-9535.

*Bagels and Coffee Provided*