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The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work held its 4th and highly successful day-long session as a preconference workshop at the Gerontological Society of America's annual meeting last week (November 14, 2018) in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work held its 4th and highly successful day-long session as a preconference workshop at the Gerontological Society of America's annual meeting last week (November 14, 2018) in Boston, Massachusetts.  The meeting was attended by members of the Network from all over the world including Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the UK in addition to the U.S.  Presenters focused on the theme of the workshop--Research that Matters to Employers: Overcoming the Constraints of Later Life Work. The workshop also featured a keynote speaker, Kerry Hannon, a best-selling author, highly-acclaimed columnist, and nationally-recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, retirement, and entrepreneurship.  The workshop closed with a lively discussion of proposals for new research ideas pertinent to the theme, a wrap-up by founding direction of the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes who addressed the parallels between the work of the Network and the labor dispute that continued throughout the event and the importance of the future of the Network.  The workshop was led by Jacquelyn James, director of the Network, who also hosted a dinner in celebration of the workshop participants and presenters and a renewal grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for three more years of funding to support Solidifying the Sloan Research Network as a Living Legacy.


photo of Jackie James