Age Friendly organisations have an open and supportive culture around how health and health issues are anticipated and managed at work. This needs to include physical health, mental health, financial health, social responsibility, and people being connected. This requires devising well being programmes which take on people’s views about issues they face. The resulting healthy working environment leads to people feeling healthy, valued, included, and motivated.
This mix of age friendly attributes are all required for an Age Friendly employer and it’s ensuring they all work in practice and are not high hopes or platitudes.
Age Friendly Employers seek to find out what older workers want in terms of support and development. Some may want specific career guidance at mid-life and beyond, including retirement plans and financial planning advice. Also, older workers themselves can help contribute to other employees’ development with mentoring or feedback sessions.