Older Adults CSR News

Duke Energy Receives Top Award for Supplier Diversity

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WASHINGTON D.C., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) awarded Duke Energy the top honor in the electric utility association’s 2017 Business Diversity Awards program.

The annual awards program recognizes companies for their efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for diverse suppliers – including minority-, female-, veteran- and LGBTQ-owned businesses within the electric power industry.

Duke Energy earned the industry’s overall Excellence Award for its efforts to improve business diversity and inclusion.

A Changing Global Workforce

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The global workforce is changing. Today’s employees want to work for inclusive, collaborative companies that value them as people and make a positive impact on society and the environment. In our increasingly globalized world, the workforce is more diverse in terms of age, backgrounds, ethnicity, experiences and other personal characteristics than ever before.

Retiring Doesn’t Equal Disconnecting

By: Joe Cuticelli

This blog was originally published on Sodexo Insights.

After so many years of living my life by the clock and my Outlook calendar, I sometimes wonder what it must be like for the residents we serve when they first retire. The majority juggled demanding personal and business schedules. Did they feel a sense of relief when they no longer had to check a personal device to stay on top of their day – or was there a void?

Encouraging Women In Engineering and Operations: Get to Know Toni Stubbs


Toni Stubbs had her sights set on being an attorney, but a chance encounter at her local library launched her on a new career path.

Toni is vice president of technology engineering and operations for Cox Virginia. She serves as the head of all network planning, engineering and the master telecommunications center operations throughout Cox Virginia’s Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke footprints. She also leads an enterprise engineering fulfillment operations team.

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Really Celebrate Older Americans Month

By: Joe Cuticelli

70 is the new 40. Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you feel.

Clichés aside, seriously; what’s age got to do with it?

As my colleague David Boyd Williams wrote in a recent blog on ageism – leveraging the wealth of experience that older adults offer is good for our society. And, when senior living communities highlight their residents’ vibrant contributions, they underscore the great things inspired age can bring.

General Motors Expands Take 2 Program for Those Resuming Careers

Marketers and Canadian professionals added for fall 2017
Press Release

DETROIT, April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors continues to expand its career reentry program, Take 2, which provides training and development opportunities for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking a career break of two or more years.

National Rebuilding Month: Falls at Home

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Did you know falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older Americans? Sadly, most times this happens at home.

National Rebuilding Month: Older Homes

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Old housing issues are often much more significant than drafty windows and squeaky stairs. Homeowners who live in older homes risk exposure to lead, asbestos and other environmental health hazards according to the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide are helping low-income homeowners eliminate these hazards and ensure they live safe and healthy in their homes.Read more about health hazards here: http://bit.ly/2miIMR5.

Bringing Out the Best from Each Generation

By: Suzanne Greenlee

With generation Z poised to enter the workforce and baby boomers beginning to leave it, workplace demographics are changing. To anticipate the shift, companies need to make sure all employees feel valued for their contributions and  encouraged to bring their unique sets of experiences and perspectives to the workplace.


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