WEBINAR - CPBI Pacific : Redefining The Narrative of Older Workers

April 15, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:30 AMOnline
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: Web

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2020 at 12PM

Times are changing for employees, and employers in British Columbia.

Join us for this 90mins webinar! This online format is available to you wherever you are!
A recording will also be availble after the session.

Re-Framing the View of Older Workers

Life expectancy is increasing at a pace that may sustain beyond the actual age of retirement, and some people will not be ready to retire until an advanced aged. In addition, today even if recruiting all of the young people out of school, we will still have a shortage of workers. 

What does this mean for employers and extended benefits providers?  Older workers will stay longer at work. Knowledge retention and loyalty are a plus, but multiple complexities may be present as well. Some of these workers will require support that is likely going to come through the employer’s support directly or through an extended benefits provider, to be able to continue working. 

Employers and Benefits Provider Organizations have a big role to play - and not just to remediate - but in prevention as well.

This presentation has key recommendations on how to prepare to face these circumstances; what types of services are the ones that are likely to help and how to prepare to support these workers.


Monica Herrera has been facilitating health promotion, recovery and return to work for over 20 years. After working with oil and health care companies in Occupational Health, she joined Fraser Health Authority in 2004 as part of the Disability Management team. She provides specialized services for her team and the Fraser Health region.

Monica draws from her experience in quality, ethics, epidemiology (and a certification in Disability Management more than 13 years ago,) to work in various areas of the disability field: prevention, return to work, and accommodations, venturing into innovative areas as episodic chronic medical conditions and the support that aging workers may need to thrive at work. A passion for caring for those who provide care and in finding elements of support for those in need are the drivers of the work we will present.

Monica Herrera
Disability Management Specialized Services
at Fraser Health Authority

Re-Framing the Social Landscape

By reframing how we see the older adult in the marketplace as valuable assets as supposed to liability to employers, we can enhance the productivity and morale. But we can only do this by having an open and honest conversation about aging.

In this section, we will cover the following:

1) Lack of purpose and meaning in life can increase the health decline.

2) Lifestyle choices can affect the quality of life.

3) How social connectedness can have a positive effect.

4) How to utilize the knowledge and expertise of older workers?

Amie Peacock is a passionate member serving her community in Greater Vancouver for over five years. She uses her creativity and innovation in working with people wherever she goes, with her natural talent of weaving relationships and love of connecting with people, she’s founded ‘Beyond the Conversation. This non-profit organization that facilitates connectedness and a sense of belonging, which unites everyone from every background. Ms. Peacock uses her entrepreneurial mindset to change the landscape of social isolation, loneliness and mental health bringing awareness to others. Under the direction of Ms. Peacock, ‘Beyond the Conversation’ has grown to offer various community events to people and communities, bringing together people from different walks of life. With the support of many partnerships and sponsors, it has gone far and above becoming a conversation, it has become a trusted anchor in every community to combat social isolation and loneliness.

Amie Peacock
Founder & Executive Director
at Beyond the Conversation Society

CE Credit: Certificates of Attendance confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body.

We hope to see you there !
Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular PricePlan Sponsor Price
Regular membership$25.00 CDN -
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$25.00 CDN -
Associate$25.00 CDN -
Student$25.00 CDN -
Non Member$90.00 CDN$65.00 CDN
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