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Age UK Staffordshire Celebrates National Older Workers Week, Recognising the Invaluable Contributions of Older Employees

Published on 20 November 2023 12:00 AM

This National Older Workers Week (20 – 24 November 2023), local charity Age UK Staffordshire stands proud in acknowledging and celebrating the significant contributions of older workers to the workforce.

In a world where an ageing population is becoming more prevalent, the invaluable experience and expertise that older employees bring to the table are crucial.

Carl Bennett, Chief Executive at Age UK Staffordshire, said: ‘Our ageing population is a demographic trend that continues to reshape our social and economic landscape.

‘National Older Workers Week serves as a poignant reminder of the wealth of knowledge, skills and experience that our older workforce possesses.

‘At Age UK Staffordshire, we recognise the unique strengths that come with age and appreciate the diverse perspectives that older employees bring to our organisation.

‘The proportion of older individuals in the workforce is steadily increasing, and this demographic shift not only reflects the necessity for organisations to adapt but also underscores the importance of fostering age-inclusive workplaces that value the contributions of employees across generations.’

Age UK Staffordshire champions the promotion of positive attitudes toward ageing and actively works towards creating an environment that embraces the talents of older workers.

The charity is encouraging businesses and organisations to reflect on the wealth of experience, skills, and dedication that older workers bring to the workforce in a celebration of age diversity. where every employee, regardless of age, feels valued and empowered.


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Notes for editors

  • Age UK Staffordshire offers a range of services for older people living in Staffordshire, including Day Opportunities, Help at Home and a range of activities and events. More information about the charity's services can be found online: - via telephone: 01785 788477 – or via email:

  • Age UK Staffordshire: Registered charity number 1070553. Company number 3582208. Penkridge Resource Centre, The Roller Mill, Teddesley Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5BD.