03/12/2012 (press release: UBWSenior) // Takoma Park, Maryland, USA // UBW Senior Solutions, LLC
“Strategies to Successfully Surf The Age Wave To Your Ideal Career in Aging” is a 25-page career mapping workbook that leads students and career switchers interested in working with older adults by identifying their skills, interests, and passions as they strive to attain that dream job. Through introspective exercises, readers will uncover the treasures within that influence their motives in pursuing a career in aging and design a plan of action to accomplish this goal. Readers will be empowered with step-by-step instructions on how to design a fulfilling, sustainable, and creatively challenging career in the “silver” industries.
Urrikka Woods Scott, author, gerontologist and entrepreneur, has written a new career mapping guide that answers the question for many job seekers
in this economy, “How do I build a career with job security in a growing market?” According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 30 million Americans are older adults 60 and over (1 in 8 individuals). This population is soaring daily with the Baby Boom Generation turning 60 at a rate of 10,000 a day. The surge of older adults across the U.S. and worldwide present new challenges and opportunities for governments, public/private businesses, and nonprofits that serve seniors to meet the growing need of aging services and professionals to provide services to this population. Given this rising tide, a concerted national effort to encourage and entice students to explore the careers in aging was launched by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Careers in Aging Week will be celebrated during April 1-7, 2012 at universities and community colleges across America.
UBW Senior Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce the release of our guide and website www.agewavesurfers.com in celebration of Careers in Aging Week. We support the growing awareness of lasting and satisfying careers serving older adults. “Strategies to Successfully Surf The Age Wave To Your Ideal Career in Aging” is a self-published e-book available on our site. Readers will discover the range of available careers whether your interest is in counseling or marketing, there is a job in the Grey Tsunami just for you! UBW Senior Solutions, LLC offers individual career coaching and classroom seminars on mapping your course into this booming industry for students, career switchers, and professionals in aging. Take our “Career Attainment Experience Survey” by May 1, 2012 to included in a random prize drawing.
About the Author
Urrikka Woods-Scott, is the Founder of UBW Senior Solutions, LLC. She is a passionate advocate for students and emerging professionals in the field of aging. She writes and presents nationally on the career attainment experiences of gerontology graduates and serves on the American Society on Aging’s Student and Emerging Professional Committee. She is a Board Member of African-Americans in Gerontology. Ms. Woods-Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology with a focus in Long- Term Care Administration from the University of South Florida.
About UBW Senior Solutions, LLC
We provide educational and professional advisement to seniors and their families by linking them to community resources and equipping them with creative strategies to navigate the next stages in life. We present organizations seeking innovative solutions to challenges facing an aging society with cutting-edge research and program developments to enhance their capacity to serve older adults. We partner with young and emerging professionals by cultivating and supporting the tomorrow’s leaders in the field of aging by providing networking and professional development opportunities in the D.C. metro area. www.ubwseniorsolutions.info