Young leaders encourage millennials to consider careers in senior living

A group of young professionals have united to raise awareness about careers in the senior living field with the campaign Connect the Ages.

Most of these young leaders never intended to make a career in the senior living profession, and they want to encourage millennials to think about what the profession has to offer.

The founder of Connect the Ages, 28-year-old Amanda Cavaleri, was inspired to raise awareness for senior living careers after experiencing the profession’s workforce challenges firsthand. The campaign’s goal is to motivate 5 million students to pursue a career in senior living by 2025.

Cavaleri believes young people like herself can be powerful in spreading the word about the benefits of careers in senior living, including assisted living, memory care and other senior care. Ways young senior living professionals can encourage others to consider a career in their field include strong mentorship and clearly communicating opportunities for advancement. As the United States population ages, opportunities for careers in senior living will only grow.

Connect the Ages created a video after interviewing dozens of young professionals engaged in a diverse range of jobs in senior living.

To watch the Connect the Ages video featuring young workers talking about what led them to the aging field, click here. You can also view the Senior Housing News article here.

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