Nearly 100 low-income older adults will be able to find temporary employment thanks to a grant awarded by Senior Service America, Inc., the Baltimore County Department of Aging said Thursday.
90 percent of the $680,113 will go towards finding work for 93 low-income older adults living in Baltimore County, allowing them to participate in the Senior Community Service Employment Program, part of the Older Americans Act.
The only federal job training program that exclusively targets low income seniors, the SCSEP provides temporary part-time community service jobs that promote "personal dignity and self-sufficiency through work," the Department of Aging said in a statement. Participants can work for up to four years through the program, with the average tenure nationally being about 18 months.
More information about Senior Service America and their programs can be found on their website.