Optalis celebrates Older People's Day

Optalis, Wokingam Borough Council’s care and support provider for older people is growing and is on a recruitment drive. As we celebrate Older People’s Day with the theme of challenging ageism, we want to reach out to older people who are keen to continue working.

At Optalis we actively encourage multigenerational workforces because it matters to us to have a workforce that reflects our customers and a broad range of life experience. We employ care and support workers up to their 70s and are keen to expand our team. An applicant’s age will never be an issue when being considered for a job role.

An older person can be defined as someone over the age of 59 which in this era of good health and longevity, means that people are not necessarily gearing up for retirement as they approach 60 but are looking for opportunities where they can continue to work into later life.

We are therefore inviting people to our recruitment event on Friday 30 September at Wokingham Library between 10 am and 3 pm. If you are an older person interested in working in a supportive team environment and keen to continue to make a contribution to society, come along for a chat with one of our recruitment co-ordinators.

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Suffolk Lodge sponsored walk at Dinton Pastures on Sunday 18 September

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