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2013 Center News Archive

Holiday Greetings from the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College

18 December 2013—Wishing you and your family all the best this holiday season.

50 Years Later: Women, Work, & the Work Ahead

10 December 2013—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the center speaks at the Department of Labor symposium.

Employment Experiences of Today's Older Workers

9 December 2013—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Associate Professor at the BC Graduate School of Social Work and Director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, speaks on NPR's Marketplace.

Transitioning to the Nonprofit sector, hosted by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work

6 December 2013—The event was sponsored by the center, and by Discovering What's Next.

A New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database: CBS Corporation Eldercare Services

4 December 2013—The CBS program includes a Health Advocate service, provided by an external vendor, which is available to CBS employees as well as their parents and parents-in-law.

The Many Facets of Engagement in Later Life: from Psychological Factors to Policy Implications

20 November 2013—Kevin Cahill presents: How do older healthcare workers' preferences for flexibility affect work and retirement decisions?

Effecting Work-life Fit for Older Workers: Findings from the Time & Place Management Study

18 November 2013—Sloan Center's staff members participate the Gerontological Society of America 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 20th - 24th, 2013.

A New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database: Dutch Language

6 November 2013—A collaboration with the NSvP Kennisnetwerk Duurzame Inzetbaarheid, a knowledge center based at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Mary Catherine Bateson speaks at the JFK Library

23 October 2013—Mary Catherine Bateson speaks at the JFK Library at 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday Oct. 24 on "What's Next: Wise Activism for the Future."

New Additions to the Innovative Practices Database

9 October 2013—Two examples of different approaches to assisting employees who are struggling to balance work and elder care responsibilities.

The Multigenerational Workforce: Lessons Learned from Research at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work

30 September 2013—A webinar, presented by Jacquelyn James, Center's research director.

US Department of Labor Roundtable on Older Women Workers

25 September 2013—Kevin E. Cahill, research economist at the center will present The Role of Gender in the Retirement Patterns of Older Americans on Friday, September 27th, 2013.

Working Conditions for Older Women and
What Employers Can Do for Older Women in the Healthcare Sector

24 September 2013— Jacquelyn James, director of research at the center will be speaking at the Department of Labor at an Older Women Worker’s Roundtable, sponsored by the Women’s Bureau on Friday, September 27th, 2013.

The Sloan Center on Aging & Work Announces CVS Caremark Corporate Sponsorship

11 September 2013— The Sloan Center on Aging & Work is pleased to announce CVS Caremark as the corporate sponsor of the 2013-2014 Fact of the Week.

New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database

7 August 2013— Sodexo Professionals Engagement Program, the program offers training on an array of topics including project management, communications, stress management and interpersonal skills.

Research director at the center, Jacquelyn James, Ph.D. appears on Wisconsin public radio program “Central Time”

6 August 2013— Dr. James discussed about age discrimination in the workplace with Cynthia Schuster on August 5th, 2013.

Research director at the center, Jacquelyn James, Ph.D. attends the V International Conference of Work and Family in Barcelona, July 1-3, 2013.

1 July 2013— The conference is organized by the International Center of Work and Family of IESE Business School and aims to focus on the management of work, family and personal life in the rapidly changing context of the twenty-first century.

Center's Co-Director of Research, Jackie James, gives a talk at Goddard House about research findings in the area of later life engagement.

26 June 2013—James highlighted the positive effects for older adults of staying involved with productive pursuits that give live meaning and fulfillment as we live and remain involved longer than ever in history.

Center's research economist, Kevin Cahill, presents at the Western Economics Association Meetings in Seattle, June 30th.

25 June 2013—Cahill will present the paper: Are Gender Differences Emerging in the Retirement Patterns of the Early Boomers? written by Kevin E. Cahill, Michael D. Giandrea (US Bureau of Labor Statistics), and Joseph F. Quinn (Department of Economics, Boston College).

Sloan Center hosts the meeting with several department leaders from Ministry of Manpower from Singapore

19 June 2013— Along with the Institute on Aging, co-hosted a visit from Silvia Martínez, ...

iPad technology for EngAGE Study, Center's Engaged as We Age project has been launched

12 June 2013—The goal of the study is to understand the experience of psychological engagement among a sample of relatively healthy adults aged 65 plus.

Center's senior research associate, Tina Matz-Costa, was recently accepted into the 2013-2014 Early Career Work and Family Scholars Program

10 June 2013—The scholars program provides supports for pre-tenure faculty members to advance their research, teaching, and long-term career prospects by offering networking opportunities and mentorship.

Center's research director, Jacquelyn James, has been awarded Fellow status by GSA

10 June 2013—GSA is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database

5 June 2013—The Sloan Center collaborates with business leaders to prepare case reports which are anchored in innovative practice.

Carl Van Horn' s New Book 'Working Scared (Or Not at All): The Lost Decade, Great Recession, and Restoring the Shattered American Dream' Released

3 June 2013— The book presents a compelling narrative of the transformations and economic crises that have been disrupting the American economy in recent years.

New Additions to the Innovative Practices Database

22 May 2013—The Sloan Center collaborates with business leaders to prepare case reports which are anchored in innovative practice.

Jackie Jame talks for ThirdPath calls about Reinventing Retirement

16 May 2013— The discussion focuses on how couples can work together as a team; both making changes at work and at home to make the most of this new chapter in their lives.

Stephen Sweet's New Book 'The Work-family Interface: An Introduction' Released

1 May 2013— The Work-Family Interface: An Introduction (Sage 2014) combines contemporary scholarship, personal stories, and insights from leading researchers to illuminate the multifaceted concerns that connect home to work.

The Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Resource for Geriatric Social Work

30 April 2013— The Sloan Center is one of the three aging research centers at BC are affiliated with the Institute on Aging.

Philip Moeller Named Sloan Research Fellow

29 April 2013—Moeller will concentrate on the role and development of workplace programs that support older employees in efforts geared to their retirement security, wellness, workplace engagement, later-life preparedness and success.

We are pleased to announce the 2013 sponsors of our Innovative Practices Database

24 April 2013—The Sloan Center collaborates with businesses to prepare cases which are anchored in innovative practice. The cases are available in an easy-to-use database.

Spring Webinar

22 April 2013—Time & Place Management: Secret Sauce or Spoiler? presented by Samantha Greenfield & Kim Lee DeAngelis on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

University designated a 'Changemaker Campus'

8 April 2013—Center's director, Dr. Pitt-Catsouphes helped coordinate BC’s participation in the Changemaker Campus selection process, applauded the designation.

Beyond the “busy ethic”: The meaning and measurement of engagement in later life

1 April 2013—Part of the Spring 2013 Gerontology Speaker Series, presented by Jacquelyn James

Time & Place Management: Secret Sauce or Spoiler?

27 March 2013—Time & Place Management Spring Webinar presented by Samantha Greenfield and Kim Lee DeAngelis

Is the Tide Turning Against Flexible Work?

18 March 2013—Written by Marice Pitt-Catsouphes and Stephen Sweet on Huffington Post

Kevin Cahill shares his thoughts on retirement with CNBC news

5 February 2013—Follow-up with the discussion on the Wall Street Journal: Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans.

Sloan Center's EAWA project advancing to new research to explore management of engagement in later life

1 February 2013—Dr. Larry Ludlow, Professor and Department Chair of the Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation Department of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College has been invited to make a presentation.

Quality of Engagement in Work, Volunteering, and Caregiving in Later Life and its Relationship to Well-Being

18 January 2013—Christina Matz-Costa, Center Senior Research Associate presents at the Society for Social Work Research conference in San Diego today.

Innovative Practices Database Newly Enhanced and Expanded

16 January 2013—The Sloan Center collaborates with business leaders to prepare case reports which are anchored in innovative practice.

The Job Demands-Control-Support Model: Understanding the Implications of Age

11 January 2013—Elyssa Besen, Center Research Assistant received her PhD in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology in December, 2012. Learn about her dissertation.