The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass and Washington counties. ENOA’s role is to ensure that older adults have access to a continuum of services that help them to remain active, independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. ENOA serves as a gateway to aging services that already exist in the community and also operates its own programs that fill previously unmet needs in the five-county area.
Through our nutrition programs, care management services, volunteer opportunities and community services, ENOA’s goal is to enhance the lives of older Nebraskans who live within our service area. A further mission of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging is to continually assess the needs of older individuals and their families and to adapt our programs to meet changing needs. By creating unique programs that fill gaps in service, ENOA helps older Nebraskans to live more independently, to live with dignity and to remain for as long as possible in their own homes.
The State Unit on Aging, a division of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has partnered with the Nebraska Educational Network to produce a new 30-minute television program, Older Workers, New Opportunities. It highlights the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) that assists lower income, unemployed individuals age 55 to gain skills in order to find meaningful employment. The SCSEP is a stepping stone to employment that offers paid training at local organizations so that seniors may improve their job skills and build self-confidence. While preparing a skilled and experienced older workforce, the SCSEP also helps local organizations increase their services and operations and pays the trainee’s wages. Employers can tap into a pool of trained, experienced and responsible older workers exiting the program.
The program is posted here at https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Employment-Program.aspx.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor allowed for the funding of this promotion.