Aug 30, 2017
AARP Foundation Announces Richmond, Va., as Newest Location for its BACK TO WORK 50+ Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the new Richmond, Va., location for its BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative. The new location expands the successful program, which has now grown to include 18 partners in 29 communities and highlights AARP Foundation's mission to ensure low-income older adults increase their income through employment in their communities.

In addition, BACK TO WORK 50+ will host three workshops as part of the continued efforts to provide training to older adults and build the skills they need to find gainful employment.

What: BACK TO WORK 50+ Smart Strategies Workshops

Where: AARP Foundation - Richmond

When: August 30, 2017
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Richmond Public Library – Main Library (Gellman Room)
101 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Richmond Public Library – Hull Street
1400 Hull Street
Richmond, Virginia

September 6, 2017
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.
St. Michaels Catholic Church
4491 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, Virginia  

BACK TO WORK 50+ works with 18 community colleges, workforce investment boards and nonprofits to supply older adults with training, support and access to employers. Since its inception in 2013, BACK TO WORK 50+ has helped over 30,000 people received job search strategies and tools.

To register for an upcoming workshop, call toll-free 855-850-2525

To learn more about the BACK TO WORK 50+ initiative, please visit: www.aarp.org/backtowork50plus   

About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, affordable housing, a steady income and strong and sustaining bonds. We collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to innovation and our passion for problem solving. Supported by vigorous legal advocacy, we create and advance effective solutions that help struggling older adults transform their lives. AARP Foundation is the affiliated charity of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

For further information: AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia