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Upcoming Events at USM tackle Maine’s new challenge: Managing an Aging Workforce

Upcoming Events at USM tackle Maine’s new challenge: Managing an Aging WorkforceLeading expert on managing older employees will speak at USM Corporate Partners Breakfast. Immediately following is the day-long Conference hosted by MemoryWorks on the Economics of Aging in Maine.

PORTLAND, Maine — 29% of Maine’s population are baby boomers, topping the nation. This new reality brings new challenges: how do we manage our aging workforces? On Thursday, November 21 experts will gather at University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus to discuss this challenge and more.

At the USM Corporate Partners’ breakfast, which begins at 7 a.m., John Dorrer, a renowned expert and economist will present new insights, guidance and resources to address this challenge. Dorrer will explore the increase in the number of workers age 55+ in Maine’s labor market; he will offer strategies for those managing older workers who may want to stay in the workforce but in different capacities.

Sponsored in part by Broadreach Public Relations, USM Corporate Partners breakfast series is free and open to the public with advanced registration. For more information and/or to register, contact Betsy Uhuad at or 207-780-4714.

WHAT: USM Corporate Partners Breakfast – Maine’s Changing Demographics: The Future of Our Aging Workforce

WHO: John Dorrer, Program Director, Jobs for the Future’s Building Economic Opportunity Group

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 7:15 a.m.

WHERE: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus, Glickman Library’s University Events Room

COST: Free with preregistration

FMI: Betsy Uhuad at or 207-780-4714

“This is a timely topic relevant for any industry,” concluded Uhuad. “We hope that business leaders will consider joining us for breakfast, and that they might bring along their HR staff and/or a few clients.”

Immediately following the breakfast, MemoryWorks will be conducting a day-long workshop exploring the economics of aging in Maine. During this conference, sessions will delve into issues such as managing the challenging behaviors of dementia and the impact of eldercare on your workplace.

WHAT: The Economics of Aging in Maine

WHO: Fourteen noted experts on aging in Maine, including MemoryWorks Founder Kenneth Capron.

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: University of Southern Maine, Portland campus, Abromson Center

COST: $45 (includes a box lunch)

FMI: Kenneth Capron at or 207-797-7891

About USM Corporate Partners

Established in 1989 to develop and support partnerships between the business sector and the University of Southern Maine, USM Corporate Partners is comprised of more than 350 business people, from nearly 60 companies, who believe that a responsive public university plays a key role in building and sustaining a vibrant community.

Betsy Uhuad, University of Southern Maine



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