Thanks to Virginia Byrd
Aging & Independence Services
Health & Human Services Agency
Family Caregiver Support Program - 858 505-6300
for sharing the following downloadable PDF handbook with us. If you would like a hard copy of the handbook, please contact Marty.
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm Atlantic, 7:00 pm Zurich, 8:00 pm Istanbul
Career and Work-Life for the Generations...
Then and Now
A long-time view and appreciation for enjoyable work and care for family come from my life experience in the 20th Century. It has expanded as I have transitioned into several careers this 21st Century. The mix of the generations in the workplace today can be understood by career counselors who acknowledge the variety of work-life benefits that are needed at each life stage. Each group of generational cohorts has special needs that overlap with others, but these must blend well in order to have a productive work force. See generational chart that is the result of my research below. You are welcome to use the chart. Please cite Virginia Byrd as the author of the chart.
Virginia Byrd, M.Ed career consultant, has a private practice in Encinitas, California
Her background includes Founder/Instructor, Career Development Certificate Program, University of California Extension, San Diego; and President, five years, Work-Life Coalition of San Diego designing and directing a documentary and booklet on Caregiving (1997) that is still being published and distributed by Aging and Independence Services.
FAMILIES AND WORK-LIFE INSTITUTE\
WORK AND FAMILY RESEARCHERS NETWORK
FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY INTERGENERATIONAL CENTER
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Virginia Byrd, M.Ed career consultant, has a private practice in Encinitas, California.
Her background includes Founder/Instructor, Career Development Certificate Program, University of California Extension, San Diego; and President, five years, Work-Life Coalition of San Diego designing and directing a documentary and booklet on Caregiving (1997) that is still being published and distributed by Aging and Independence Services. Virginia is part of our generational interviews series. She beats Dick Knowdell and Dick Bolles, working into her later years. Welcome Virginia!
Virginia, I bet you don't beat Marian Rosen, at 97 and Anna Halprin, who is over 91, both of whom were featured at the Poetics Conference and are still working.
- How have your personal experiences throughout your life affected the way you and the type of work you do?
- Could your specific examples for a couple generations of your life?
- Have your perspectives changed over the years?
- What are your views on aging?
- What commonly accepted beliefs on aging do you agree with or disagree?
- You contributed to a caregiving booklet. What are some of the trends in caregiving that you have seen in the past few years?
- Are there any opportunities for careers in the fields of aging, such as gerontology?
- Is there interest in mixing generations together (i.e., adult day care and child care)?
- Is there opportunity for career professionals in the aging fields?
- What are your goals for the future? Do you do social networking?