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  • MODULE 3: FOUR DIMENSIONS OF THE AGE FRIENDLY WORKSITE

    Designing the Age Friendly Worksite

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    Designing the Age Friendly Worksite

  • or this?If employers are to reap the benefits of the work ethic and experience of older workers, they must design the workplace of the future to meet their needs. -AARP This

    Designing the Age Friendly Worksite

  • The Four Action AreasThe Work EnvironmentHealth Promotion and Disease PreventionWork ArrangementsCommunity Social Support

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    The MAP Table

    Action AreaExamples

    The Work Environment The IndividualWork/Life Balance - Work Arrangements - Community Support

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    You fill in some ideas that sound good

    Action AreaExamples

    The Work Environment+ Design jobs to reduce heavy lifting+ Provide increased lighting levels. + Follow the principles of Universal Design.The IndividualWork/Life Balance - Work Arrangements - Community Support

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    Then you select a specific Action ItemThe Breakthrough Strategy

    Action AreaExamples

    The Work Environment+ Design jobs to reduce heavy lifting+ Provide increased lighting levels + Follow the principles of Universal Design

    Action AreaAction Item Example

    The Work Environment+ Incorporate 3 Prevention through Design Strategies into Next Contract with Designer

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    Repeat+ Phased retirement (Work Arrangements)+ Local computer classes (Community Support)Work/Life Balance - Work Arrangements - Community Support+ Influenza immunizations+ Blood pressure screening+ Smoking cessation programsThe Individual+ Design jobs to reduce heavy lifting+ Provide increased lighting levels. + Follow the principles of Universal Design.The Work Environment

    Action AreaExamples

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    Select two more Action Items+

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    Building My Action Plan

    Action AreaWhatWhoWhenHowChallengesNext Steps

    The Work EnvironmentThe IndividualWork/Life Balance - Work Arrangements - Community Support

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    Heres the cynical way

    And heres the affirmative way*

    Heres the cynical way

    And heres the affirmative way1) The Work Environment: ways to improve safety, ergonomics, comfort and accessibility in actual work spaces to ensure workers physical and psychological well-being2) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: targeting individual employees with strategies that have been proven to prevent illness, improve health and save on health care costs throughout life3) Work arrangements: These are human resource policy options that adapt to the interwoven demands of family, life and work as people age4) Community Social Support: influencing the larger community outside the workplace and leveraging existing community services can help employees find the work\life balance they need.*The workshop we have been developing will help organizations make the jump from awareness to an action plan it will help them fill in these blanks with very specific to do lists with plans for who, what, when and how*The workshop we have been developing will help organizations make the jump from awareness to an action plan it will help them fill in these blanks with very specific to do lists with plans for who, what, when and how*The workshop we have been developing will help organizations make the jump from awareness to an action plan it will help them fill in these blanks with very specific to do lists with plans for who, what, when and how*The workshop we have been developing will help organizations make the jump from awareness to an action plan it will help them fill in these blanks with very specific to do lists with plans for who, what, when and how*The workshop we have been developing will help organizations make the jump from awareness to an action plan it will help them fill in these blanks with very specific to do lists with plans for who, what, when and how

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