Dr. Woodson discusses changes in physical plant to decrease falls and other accidents, and human resources options to improve health and wellness of senior employees.
Baby boomers are expecting to work more years to qualify for social security, and to maintain income for a comfortable life. Others will choose to remain in the workforce
for fulfillment, and to contribute as long as they are able. Changes in vision and agility may occur with aging, and the impact of age-related illnesses can challenge companies who will benefit from the experience and work ethic of this dynamic group of Americans. Designing
a physical plant that works with these challenges can improve market share, decrease accidents, injuries and time lost from work. Age-relevant benefits programs can attract experienced employees, improve health and wellness, and maintain productivity.