University of Maine Center on Aging
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Place of conference
Blaine House Conference on Aging, State of Maine
What is meant by “civic engagement”? Many people limit civic engagement to volunteerism and community activism. Others contend it also includes being in the work force. For the purpose of this issue brief, we are primarily examining civic engagement as it relates to volunteerism and community activism. We do not intend to minimize the issue of older adults in the workforce by taking this approach. Many older adults will either wish to, or need to, remain in the work force. Older adult in the workforce is a significant issue that deserves to be examined separately from the topic of civic engagement.
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