June 12, 2016 by Leigh St John
· Comments Off on Mature Age Job Seekers – Beating the Bias
Filed under: General
Australian business is starting to see the light when it comes to their hiring policies for mature aged employees, and the positive impact they can have on the workplace. A brief visit to main street shopping centre and you will begin to see a few more weathered faces at work than you would have seen a few years ago.
However, if you scratch below the surface, you begin to see this trend still has a long way to play out. A few older workers get hired into the senior ranks where experience and maturity are greatly valued, more older workers are now being hired at the lower end of the corporate scale into unskilled roles, however the numbers being hired into the mid tier ranks remains low.
This barbell approach to hiring mature workers at the top and bottom of an organisation reflects an ongoing bias that remains difficult to overcome. A company is a microcosm of society, and in a perfect world employers should (within reason) seek diversity in the workplace and value skill, experience and aptitude, regardless of age, race or gender.
Unfortunately, we live in a far from perfect world. When it comes to mature aged workers they tend to be penalised on two fronts. Often the first to be made redundant in uncertain economic times, this setback is then compounded when they are regularly overlooked for someone younger as they begin searching for a new job.
As a result of these two biases towards mature aged job seekers, once out of work, the journey back can often be long and arduous. This is reflected in RBA statistics which indicate long-term unemployment at approximately 40% for those aged 45-64, compared to about 25% for those aged between 25 and 44.
So what are the reasons employers provide for not hiring mature aged workers? Typically, reasons include being overqualified or over-experienced. Taken at face value being overqualified or experienced might not seem so bad, but when you hear the same reason trotted out time and again, it becomes less palatable.
Openly negative feedback from employers tend to include perceptions that mature aged workers are not as IT savvy, do not possess the latest skills, or are not as flexible as their younger counterparts. While these reasons may hold true in many instances, many of the older job seekers I speak to, believe these are often used as convenient excuses to exclude them.
Employer feedback that you are not likely to hear include concerns about health (and subsequent cost) or worse insecurity. There are many poor managers in the workplace that may be intimidated by the experience a mature applicant brings to the role. Rather than leveraging the knowledge and experience an older worker can bring to the workplace, the insecure hirer is concerned about the potential competition, and the presence of someone who may know more than they do.
Dealing with many of these preconceived concerns and fears remains an ongoing challenge for the mature aged job seeker. Perhaps the following facts should be mandatory reading for hiring managers. These facts debunk many of the concerns and myths that persist in the workplace relating to mature aged workers;
- Mature aged workers can deliver cost savings to employers through increased retention rates. For example, workers over 55 are five times less likely to change jobs compared to workers aged 20-24, reducing both recruitment and training costs. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006)Labour Mobility Survey,
- Mature workers can deliver an average net benefit of $1956 per year to their employer compared to other workers due to high retention rates, lower rates of absenteeism, decreased recruitment costs and greater return on investment.Business, Work and Ageing (2000) Profiting from Maturity: The Social and Economic Costs of Mature Age Unemployment
- Australians are living longer and are healthier.2005 ABS survey found the proportion of Australians aged 55-64 reporting their health as ‘good’, ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ was 75.5% – an increase of four per cent since 1995. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006) National Health Survey: Summary of Results, 2004-05
- Mature workers were the least likely group to take days off due to their own illness or as a carer. In the two week period prior to the survey nearly half the number of mature workers had days off compared to workers aged 25-34. ibid
- ABS data shows that Australians aged 55-64 are the fastest growing users of information technology. Australian Bureau of Statistics (2005) Year Book Australia,
- Australian Health Management which examined the daily work habits of 4000 employees found that workers aged 55 years and over performed at their best for approximately seven hours out of an eight-hour day-an achievement that other workers in the study were unable to match. Australian Health Management (2006), Baby boomers give employers a bang for their buck
While government has been doing its part to address mature aged unemployment through initiatives like DEEWR Experience+, the introduction of the Age Discrimination Act (2004) and appointment of an Age Discrimination Commissioner, it remains imperative that older job seekers directly address some of these age bias issues themselves if they are to enhance their prospects for employment.
Following are some helpful hints that mature aged workers can utilise to make themselves more appealing to employers and thus improve their chances of a speedy return to the workforce;
Government or Community Assistance– Take advantage of government or community based initiatives and assistance. There is a considerable amount of free information and assistance available, and I would strongly recommend looking into these resources. For example, the DEEWR “Experience+” initiative provides free career planning and advice for over 45’s until June 2016, along with an Assistance Program delivering refresher and basic training in IT and social media applications.
Value Proposition– Whether writing your resume or cover letter, or sitting in an interview, ensure the focus of discussion clearly remains on the value that you can bring to an organisation. Discuss how you can help, what you have done in the past and what you can deliver going forward. Outline how your experience might bring special insights and perspectives that other candidates may not possess.
Training– Undertake relevant training or up-skilling. Keeping ‘up to date’ is critical if you expect serious consideration for any position, especially if there is a technical element. The benefit will be that an employer will see that you have not fallen behind and therefore will not require retraining, along with any associated cost.
Resume– You will need a properly structured and well written resume to be considered for most roles. Use an appropriate resume style that is tailored to your strengths, skills and experience. Also ensure primary focus of your resume is on the last 5-10 years (include older information where pertinent). Think about getting assistance from a professional resume writer, whocan add significant value if you are looking to ‘get it right the first time’.
Age Bias – To counter potential impact of age bias, you will need to carefully address the following with any potential employer;
Health– Don’t hesitate to communicate your good health and fitness to potential employers at opportune moments. Inform them if you play sport, run, walk or go to the gym regularly. This should allay any potential concerns about health.
IT Savvy –Take every opportunity to indicate your IT capability. Whether it’s your ability to use specialised systems, the MS Office suite or even your use of Facebook or Twitter, this will highlight your ability to embrace new technology.
Adaptability – Highlight your adaptability in the workplace, providing actual examples where appropriate. If you don’t know something, indicate you are keen to learn (and not that you wouldn’t know where to start). Highlighting your adaptability will help to dispel concerns of rigidness and inflexibility.
Team Player –Communicating that you work well as part of a team is critical. It shows a willingness to take direction and work for the common good, and can present you as less threatening, especially if the hirer feels concerned by a mature more experienced candidate.
Be Positive –Though you need to be fully prepared to discuss negative issues, make every attempt to keep the discussion on a positive footing. Unless specifically requested, there is no need to volunteer information of a negative nature.
While industry is beginning to see the light when it comes to acceptance of mature aged workers, the pace of change remains slow. While providence is on the right side due to the ageing Australian population and the inevitable necessity to hire older workers, the fact remains that age discrimination is still entrenched in much current thinking.
As a result, dealing with age bias will continue to be a challenge for the foreseeable future. However with the combination of positive government policy, changing attitudes and a proactive attitude to making oneself more appealing to employers (as outlined above), the situation is not without promise.
Honing your individual approach and message will take time and effort. To strike the right balance the mature job seeker will need to walk a fine line between sounding experienced, but not old, adaptable, but not inflexible and appear keen, not desperate. There is no magic formula for success except practice, perseverance and occasionally seeking help where necessary.
A.J. Bond, is the proprietor of Absolute Resume Writing Services ( http://absoluteresume.com.au ), an Australian based consultancy specializing in the provision of Resume and Cover Letter writing services.
Absolute Resume assists a broad range of job seekers to find their preferred roles, including mature aged job seekers, individuals out of work for a period of time and those made redundant.
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Free Senior Help Fair Provides Vital Information & Services
The Senior Help Fair is a collaborative event hosted by community-based organizations comprised of health care, senior service providers and government. The HELP Fair attendees will be treated to a variety of vendors, offering health and wellness screenings, health-related tips and information about local services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2012, on the campus of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive.
The Senior Help Fair is a one-stop destination for information about local services and organizations and is open to all ages. More than 50 agencies and companies will be on hand to provide information on community services for seniors. Community agencies will be on hand to help seniors connect with resources. Assistance programs that will be available include nutrition support, energy assistance, medication costs, affordable housing, legal services and transportation including the TAP taxicab assistance program. There will also be free health screenings for blood pressure, diabetes risk, vision, falls risk and dementia.
“This fair will help all seniors and those who care for them navigate the programs and services available to help people and to give voice to their concerns regarding services and resources,” said Senior Help Fair Organizing Committee Chair Jeff Klein. Individuals, who are 65 or over, should bring their identification and Medicare cards.
Along with the more than 50 agencies and companies offering information and services, free lunch will be served to the first 200 attendees, local singer Mark Miller will be providing entertainment and many door prizes will be offered on the hour.
The best time to think about aging is before the need arises. If an emergency happens, family members have to scramble to seek out options for care within a short time period, often not being able to take the time to make the best decision. “There are still a large number of people in the state who do not know what senior services are offered, or that these services even exist, so we will continue outreach efforts to the community,” said Commission on Aging member Lucy Peres “The goal is to raise awareness of health and safety related services in the state.”
The fair will also provide an opportunity for seniors to speak with their legislators and voice their opinions and concerns on issues that affect their daily lives.
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6, 2012
Where: Campus of Christ Lutheran Church 111 N. Torrey Pines Drive
Information: Call Nevada Senior Services (702) 648-3425 www.nevadaseniorservices.org
Better Business Bureau of Northern Nevada
4834 Sparks Blvd. Ste. 102, Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 322-0657, www.reno.bbb.org
BBB helps consumers find business & charities they can trust. Call for additional help.
Nevada Rural Housing
Weatherization Assistance Program,
Section 8 Info. Call for hours and directions.
775-887-1795, Carson City
Parkinson’s of Nevada – Veterans Hospital
975 Kirman Ave., Reno, NV 89502
1-888-838-6256 x 1715
Referrals, Support group info, Counselling, Education programs
Veteran Affairs of NV
1-800-827-1000 – Reno
1-800-273-8255 Opt 1 Hotline
Suicide Prevention, Military. www.Va.gov
CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada
7910 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89506
(775) 829-CARE (2273), www.carechest.org
Provides low interest loans for people with
disabilities, assisted technology, medical
equipment, Rx assistance, Independent
Living Program, Call for Additional Referrals,
Wellness education programs
Energy Assistance Program
2527 N. Carson St., #260, Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 684-0731, www.welfare.state.nv.us
Low income – call for info regarding utilities
Financial Guidance Center
3100 Mill Street, #111, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 337-6363 Toll free 1-800-451-4505
www.ccanevada.org. Assisting with financial goals through counseling & education. Call for hrs.
Reno District Welfare Office
4095 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89502
775-684-7200. Call for Info
Senior Law Project-Washoe County Residents
204 Marsha Ave., Ste. 101, Reno NV 89509 (775) 284-3491 Call for other locations.
Provides services pertaining to consumer debt, garnishment, attachment and advice regarding small claims actions, Government benefits, estate planning, housing issues, guardianship, foreclosure assistance, Pro Bono program
Social Security Administration
1170 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502
1-888-808-5481 OR 1-800-772-1213
www.socialsecurity.gov, Call for benefits & hours.
The Salvation Army CORPS.
1931 Sutro Street, Reno, NV 89512
(775) 688-4555 Donation pick up service. Food, Clothing, Adult Rehab, Job Opportunities
The Salvation Army
661 Colorado Street, Carson City, NV 89701
Crisis intervention, disaster response, emergency food, and referral, Social Services
Washoe County Assessor’s Office
1001 E. Ninth Street, Bldg. D, Reno, NV 89512
(775) 328-2277, www.co.washoecounty.us
Veterans exempt discount. Disabled Vets, Blind Persons and Surviving Spouse
AARP Nevada State Office / Contact Center
5820 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 190, LV, NV 89119
Toll Free: (866) 389-5652
www.aarp.org/nv, email: NVAARP@aarp.org
State and national legislative, advocacy,
regulatory and legal advocacy, 1-866-330-0753
Advocate for Elders, DAS (Aging & Disability)
445 Apple Street, Ste. 104, Reno, NV 89502
Special Programs, Referral Service, Suicide Prevention, Counseling Health Issues,
Disability Service, Elder Abuse
Elder Protective Services (EPS), DAS,
Aging & Disability Services Agency
Reno Regional Office (775) 687-0800
Investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, self
neglect, isolation exploitation for persons
60 & older, CHIP, Grants, Referrals
Nevada Attorney General
5420 Kietz Ke Lane, Ste 202, Reno, NV 89703
Reno: (775) 688-1818
Carson City: Bureau of Consumer Protection: (775) 684-1100 Main, Constituent – Joyce
Medical alert info: (800) 500-1556 hot line
Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center
1875 Plumas St. Ste. 1, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 333-7878, www.ndalc.org
Toll Free: (800) 992-5715. Legal advice, referrals
Nevada Aging & Disability Services Agency
Advocate for Elders – Reno
445 Apple Street, #104, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 687-0800, www.nvaging.net
Elder protection, COPE Program
Nevada Elder Rights Attorney
445 Apple Street, #104, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 687-0800. Resources, CBC services,
CHIP program, Suicide Prevention
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) DAS
1820 E. Sahara Ave., Ste 205, LV, NV 89104
(702) 486-3478, 1-877-385-2345 Medicare
Counseling, Reno health care programs
Washoe County Public Guardian Office
(775) 674-8800, Guardian services for seniors that are incapacitated
Better Business Bureau
6040 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 320-4500, www.bbb.org
Referral Service, Complaint processing, 8-4pm
Friends of Parkinson’s Inc.
2400 N. Teneya Way, LV, NV 89128
Email: info@ www.friendsofparkinsons.org
Mission to improve quality of life for those affected by parkinson’s through services, advocacy, and education
Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center
2820 W. Charleston Blvd., S-11, LV, NV 89102
Call for information & assistance for
rehabilitation programs and employment, Major Complaints
Nevada SMP – SR Medicare Patrol
(SR Medical Patrol)
1820 E. Sahara Ave., Ste. 205, LV, NV 89104
702-486-3403 or 1-888-838-7305
Medicare fraud and abuse prevention project
United States Senator-Dean Heller
8930 W. Sunset Rd. Ste. 230, LV, NV 89148 (702) 388-6605, www.heller.senate.gov
United States Senator-Harry Reid
333 S. Las Vegas Blvd., #8016, LV, NV 89101
Interpreter Service: Spanish, referral
United Way of So. Nevada
5830 W. Flamingo Rd, LV, NV 89103
(702) 734-2273, www.uwsn.org.
Fundraising needs. M-Th 8am-6pm, Closed Fri.
AARP – Nevada State Office / Contact Center
5820 S. Eastern Ave. #190, LV, NV 89119
Toll Free 1-866-389-5652
Advocacy, Employment Assistance, Safe
Driving Instruction, Tax Services, Legal Services
Catholic Charities of So. Nevada
531 N. 30th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, Retired Senior Volunteers. Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm. Telephone reassurance, Legal services
City Mission of Las Vegas
2214 N. Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 384-1930. Referral Service, Counseling Services, Donations; Geriatric, Friendly
Visitation, Food Boxes, clothing, Breakfast
8:30-9:30, Need application on file.
Clark County – Public Guardian
515 Shadow Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 455-4332, www.accessclarkcounty.com
Guardianship, Provide financial management
Clark County Social Services
1600 Pinto Lane, LV, NV 89106
(702) 455-7051, www.clarkcounty.com
Referral Service, Alternative Healthcare,
Long-Term Care, Homemaker Program, Financial Help, U.S. Citizens and Legal
Residents, Short Term Info, 7am-4:30pm
Friends in the Desert, Inc.
43 West Pacific Avenue, Henderson, NV 89015
Meals served 6 days a week, Call for times, Clothing needed, Legal Assistance
Grace Care Center
2020 W. Bonanza Rd., LV, NV 89106
Wellness, Mentoring Center, Basic Skills, Psycho-Social Rehab. Call for additional info
Hope Link of Southern Nevada
178 Westminster Way, Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 566-0576. Rental/Utilities assistance, Food Pantry, Henderson Residents, Mon – Thur, 8am – 6pm, Closed 12pm – 1pm for Lunch, closed Friday. Need proof of income and residency, NV ID, SS Card
Help of Southern Nevada
1640 E. Flamingo Rd., LV, NV 89119
(702) 369-4357, www.helpsonv.org
Travelers Assistance, Home Repairs, Shelter,
Food, Clothing, Family Resources, Lifeline,
Respite Services, Bus tokens, weatherization.
Renters utility services, HOPWA Program,
7am-5pm, Work Center, Homeless Services. Closed Fri.
Helping Hands of Henderson
102 E. Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89015
Community Research, Referrals, Transportation,
60+ Older Henderson Residents, 8am-4:30pm
Helping Hands of NLV
3640 North 5th St., Suite 130, N. LV, NV 89032
(702) 649-7853. Referral, Paper Goods/Pantry
Distribution, Transportation to Doctor, Repair
– small jobs – inside only & miscellaneous.
Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
2320 Paseo Del Prado Bldg. B #204, LV, NV 89102
(702) 633-7264, www.hhovv.org
Referral Service, Respite Care, Volunteer
Transportation, The Pantry, Wheelchair van available. 60+ Over
Jewish Family Service Agency
4794 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. C, LV, NV 89119
(702) 732-0304, www.jfsalv.org. Call for hours.
Counseling, Holocaust Survivor Assistance, Adoption, Career Development, Pantry.
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
480 West Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 382-1766, www.vegasrescue.org
8am-6:30pm, Phone assistance for info
Shelter, Referral, Counseling, Nutrition, Eye Glasses, Thrift Store
Las Vegas Senior Citizens Ctr.
451 East Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-6454. Tripsters, Socialization,
monthly luncheons, arts & crafts, exercise,
computers, music, singing, billiards.
Lend A Hand, Inc.
400 Utah St., Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 294-2363. Transportation, Referral, Friendly Visitation, Respite Care (3 hrs), Health equipment M – F 9:00am – 2:00pm, In-Home Services, Lend a Hand Program
Lutheran Social Services of NV
73 Spectrum Blvd., LV, NV 89101
(702) 639-1730, www.lssnv.org
Food Pantry (over 62), Housing/Rental
Assistance, Utility assistance, Help getting State ID & Birth Certificates, Call for Info. 7:30am-4pm. Special programs.
Nevada Senior Services
901 N. Jones Blvd., LV, NV 89108, 702-648-3425
Creative aging, caregiver support groups, outreach programs, home modification. Call for additional assistance. Senior Assessment
Nevada SMP Senior Medicare Patrol
1860 E. Sahara Ave., LV, NV 89104
702-486-3403 or 1-888-838-7305
Prevention of fraud & medicare abuse, File claims
Nevada State Contractors Board
2310 Corporate Cir., Ste 200
Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 486-1100, www.nscb.nv.gov
Regulatory agency promoting quality
construction by Nevada licensed contractors. Provides contractor license verifications,
assistance with contractor workmanship
issues and homeowner education
regarding unlicensed contractors.
Nevada Talking Book Services (Library)
100 N. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89701
Provide books, magazines, auto books
for blind and physically handicapped
Nevada Talking Book Services
6655 W. Sahara Ave., Ste B200, LV, NV 89146
(702) 486-3737, www.nevadaculture.org
Outreach and public awareness
RAGE Program – Aging & Disability
Resource Center (702) 333-1038
2901 El Camino Ave., S-102, LV, NV 89102
Referral Service, Home Modification:
Minor, Build Handicap Ramps, Durable
Medical, Home & Vehicle Modification, Prescription Assistance
Senior Life Line/Goldberg Senior Center
2309 Renaissance Dr. #B, LV, NV 89119
(702) 933-1191. Transportation for Groceries
+ DRs, Homemaker Service, Nutritional
Program, Kosher Meals On Wheels, Home Safety Program, Limited Space, Henderson Transportation, Lunch on Fridays, Taxi
So. NV Center for Independent Living
4100 N. Martin Luther King, Ste. E100,
N. Las Vegas, NV 89030. www.sncil.org
(702) 649-3822, (800) 398-0760 toll free
People with disabilities, Counseling, Housing
Assistance, Advocacy, Technical Assistance, Public Awareness, Education, Referral info for food and transportation
State of NV Aging & Disability Services Division
Community Home-Based Initiatives Programs
1860 E. Sahara Ave., LV, NV 89104, 702-486-3545
Referral Service, Homemaker Program, Meal Delivery, Advocacy, Community Ombudsman,
Medicare counseling, taxi coupons, RX
Assistance, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Grant Programs, CHIP, Complaints.
Sun City Summerlin Charities, Inc.
10362 Sun City Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134
(702) 254-5831. Hours: 8:30am-11am
Residents Only. Transportation, Small
The Salvation Army-Family Services
1581 N. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 649-8240. Food Assistance, Case
Management, Referral, gas & electric out
reach program, Age 62 (need to call for
The Salvation Army
2900 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 870-4430. Administrative Offices, Church
Veterans So. NV, Health Care System
N. Las Vegas, NV 89036
(702) 791-9000 for clinic connections
1-800-273-8255 Suicide, Opt 1 Lifeline
Pharmaceutical & Medical Assistance,
Psychiatric, Counseling, Support Groups, Respite Care, Assisted Care, Transportation to and from various clinics, VA benefits and services, Flu shots, Care Giver Program
Women’s Dev. Ctr. for Independent Living
4020 Pecos-McLeod, Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 796-7770. Affordable Rental Program, Clothing donations welcome. Call for Food Bank Info
American Red Cross
1771 E. Flamingo Rd. #206B, LV, NV 89119
(702) 791-3311, www.redcrosslasvegas.org
Financial, Assistance to victims of disaster,
Military Services, Retired Military, CPR & First Aid classes, Donations and Volunteers welcome.
Clark County Advocate Program
1600 Pinto Lane, LV, NV 89106, (702) 455-7051
Limited financial assistance. Call for info.
Clark County Assessor
Main Office: 500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89106, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
3211 N. Tenaya Way #118
Las Vegas, NV 89129 (closed Fridays)
(702) 455-3891 Main Number
(702) 455-3882 Customer Service
Qualified exemptions, walk-in customers
Call for various locations. (702) 244-7400
No Federal Line Charge, Lifeline Services
Comfort Savings Program – NV Energy
(702) 402-5555 Customer Service
www.nvenergy.com. Free home energy
efficiency audits & upgrades for income
qualified customers. Empower Program.
Cool SHARE & SXACT Comfort Programs.
Emergency Aid For Boulder City
600 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-0332. Financial, Food Pantry & Housing Assistance Mon-Fri. 9am-noon. Boudler city residents.
Financial Guidance Center
2650 S. Jones Blvd., LV, NV 89146
Utility Assistance, 1st time home buyers, credit counseling.
Henderson-NV State Welfare
520 South Boulder Hwy., Henderson, NV 89015
1-800-992-0900 or 702-486-1001
1-775-684-0350 N. Nevada – Unemployment
1-888-890-8211 Other Locations
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Seniors Over 65,
Emergency Assistance, State Operators
Nevada State Welfare & Supportive Services
3330 E. Flamingo Rd., Ste. 55. LV, NV 89121
(702) 486-9400 OR 1-800-992-0900
Food Stamps, Medicaid, Seniors over 65,
Domestic Violence, Rehab.
(702) 836-3175, SNAP Program,
Social Security Administration
4340 Simmons St., N. LV, NV 89032
1-800-772-1213 or 1-866-614-9667 Local
Financial Assistance, Interpreter Service: Spanish, Call for Benefits and Hours
Social Security Administration
10416 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
1-800-772-1213 or 1-855-207-7084 Local
www.socialsecurity.gov. Call for benefits & hours
Social Security Administration – Card Center
1250 S. Buffalo Drive, S-150, LV, NV 89117
1-800-772-1213, 1-866-704-4859 Local
Call for Benefits and Hours
Southern NV Ctr. for Independent Living
2950 S. Rainbow, #220, LV, NV 89146
(702) 889-4216, www.sncil.org
4100 N. Martin Luther King, Ste. E100
N. LV, NV 89032, 702-649-3822
Benefits Counseling, Housing Referral,
Transportation for disabled
State of Nevada Welfare Division
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Pgm.
Energy Assistance Program,
Fixed & Low Income, Medicade
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevadans aged 60 years and older and those with disabilities.
Mission Statement The Aging and Disability Services Division provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan. This allows all of Nevada’s elders, adults and children with disabilities or special health care needs to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Developmental Services
State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)
Advocate for Elders
Advocacy, assistance, information and referral to frail seniors, who are 60 years of age or older, primarily homebound and living in the community, and their caregivers.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
Provides citizen-centered “one-stop” entry points into the long-term support system. Serves individuals in need of long-term support, caregivers, and those planning for future long-term support needs.
Assisted Living (AL) Waiver
Assisted living supportive services to eligible individuals in a residential facility as an alternative to nursing home placement.
Community Options Program for the Elderly (COPE)
Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. Similar to the HCBW Program.
Disability Rx (External link) Assistance with the cost of prescription medicines to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Disability Services (External link)The Office of Disability Services provides resources at the community level which promote equal opportunity and life choices for people with disabilities through which they may positively contribute to Nevada.
Elder Protective Services (EPS)
For persons 60 years old and older who may experience abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation.
Information for current and/or prospective grantees.
Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW formerly CHIP)
Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement.
General housekeeping, limited meal preparation, shopping, laundering, errands, standby assistance with bathing, and home management services.
IDEA Part C Office
Provides oversight of Part C (early intervention services) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Addresses issues and problems faced by residents in long term care facilities, which includes residential facilities for groups.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
The goal of the SMP program is to empower seniors to prevent Medicare/health care fraud through outreach and education.
Nevada’s plan to provide Nevada seniors relief from the high cost of prescription medicine.
Senior Tax Assistance/Rent Rebate Program
This program is no longer available.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Medicare Counseling Information,
Counseling and assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries in Nevada, utilizing a statewide network of volunteers.
Taxi Assistance Program (TAP)
Discounted taxicab fares to seniors and persons with disabilities in Clark County. (Washoe County also has a program of this type.
Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC)
Non-medical services in a group care setting to offer individuals a less expensive alternative of supervised care in a residential setting.
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Enjoy an enriching retirement at The Bridge at Paradise Valley
Our community facilities are specifically designed to encourage seniors to live their retirement years as actively and as independently as possible. Assisted Living at The Bridge at Paradise Valley allows seniors to live carefree lifestyles – because we take care of the details! Our services include restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, and apartment maintenance. We are committed to making The Bridge at Paradise Valley a place you will love to call home right here in Las Vegas Nevada!
The Bridge at Paradise Valley features the finest in Assisted Living. With stunning surroundings, outstanding services and an abundance of amenities, our residents are proud to call The Bridge at Paradise Valley home. Independent Living combines community living with the privacy of your own apartment, and Assisted Living offers the same amenities in addition to personalized services. From a dynamic activities schedule to our hospitable staff, our goal is to promote an active, carefree lifestyle.
Our residents enjoy restaurant-style dining, housekeeping services, scheduled transportation, apartment maintenance and a full calendar of recreational and wellness activities as part of a convenient, month-to-month lease. And, from live entertainment to themed parties and local outings, our events are catered to seniors.
We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our services and to show you how The Bridge at Paradise Valley offers a rejuvenating retirement lifestyle.
The Bridge at Paradise Valley is part of the Century Park family of senior living communities. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Century Park manages senior retirement properties located throughout the United States.
Discover The Bridge at Paradise Valley
Life at The Bridge at Paradise Valley offers opportunities and advantages that seniors in the Las Vegas region have come to love and want to keep as part of their active lifestyle.
Las Vegas, Nevada, is more than just bright lights and luxury resorts. It is a great place to live. Located at the southern tip of the Sierra Nevadas, Las Vegas was founded by Mormon missionaries in 1902. World class shopping, dining, and entertainment are all easily accessible from The Bridge at Paradise Valley.
There are plenty of activities available to the Assisted Living residents at The Bridge at Paradise Valley. Some of the weekly choices include Bingo, card games, and Wii games. However, there is always time for relaxation, and The Bridge at Paradise Valley’s park-like grounds – which include a gazebo and a picnic area – are the perfect place for a leisurely visit with family or friends.
Senior Care Facility located in Las Vegas Nevada
Outstanding Retirement Services and Amenities
At The Bridge at Paradise Valley, you will discover a truly unique way to live. We specialize in combining elegant amenities with the comforts of home. Our outstanding services are offered in an inviting atmosphere where caring, professional staff lavish you with attention while respecting your individuality and privacy.
Several apartment floor plans to choose from
Community dining room
Cozy lounge with fireplace
Beauty salon and barber shop
Ice cream parlor
Delicious restaurant-style dining three times each day planned by a registered dietician
Daily living assistance including bathing, dressing, and medication management
Transportation throughout the week
2205 E. Harmon
L.V. NV 89119
Assisted living communities offer help with non-medical aspects of daily activities in an atmosphere of separate, private living apartments that encourage independence. In addition to providing meals, transportation for medical appointments, activities and pleasure trips, assisted living provides linens and laundry service, assistance with dressing and bathing, reminders regarding medication, and assistance with eating, transferring to and from a wheelchair, toileting, etc. This group setting also provides daily social activities and entertainment for the residents.
Henderson Senior Living – Pacifica Green Valley
Pacifica Senior Living understands that at any age, maintaining a sense of freedom and independence is very important. At our Henderson senior living community you will enjoy a lifestyle of choice. Our Heartland Assisted Living staff is trained to provide the services you may need in a supportive environment. Our goals are to promote an active and self-reliant lifestyle; to recognize when assistance is necessary; to provide caring attention; and to continue to educate our community.
Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley provides the most innovative healthcare solutions for senior living in Henderson, NV to our residents and their families. By embracing the latest research available, we have developed the best care solutions available for assisted living and memory care for seniors in Henderson.
Services and Amenities
Pacifica Senior Living Green Valley is a gracious single story full-service retirement community nestled among beautifully manicured grounds, gardens, and walking paths.
We encourage our residents to allow us (the staff) to assist them in any way we can. We believe it is our residents’ turn to relax and enjoy retirement living at its fullest. Our mission is to help them feel at home each and every day.
In addition to the apartment home maintenance, we offer generous amenities and services.
Pacifica Senior Living Amenities Include:
- A charming, gated community with a single story, cottage-style design – no long corridors, stairs or elevators.
- 24-hour on-site professional staffing
- Family-style dining – three times a day
- Weekly housekeeping, linens and personal laundry
- All utilities (phone at an additional fee)
- Cable television
- Scheduled transportation
- Social, educational, spiritual, and recreational programs
- Full service beauty salon (additional fee)
- Access to comfortable indoor and outdoor leisure areas
- Manicured and maintained landscaped grounds with water fountain
- Expansive rose garden and walking paths
- Vibrant activities program-rose hall community center
- On-site apartment home maintenance
- Pets welcome! (additional fee)
Our separate, secured memory care community offers:
- Personalized memory care in a secure, comfortable setting
- 24 hour safety supervision and assistance
- Daily programs to enhance resident engagement
- Secure exterior courtyards specifically designed for resident outdoor experiences
Cottages of Green Valley
2620 Robindale Road
West of Pecos