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Lakewood’s Division of Aging restarting grocery shopping transportation trips for seniors

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — More than seven months after the pandemic forced Lakewood’s Division of Aging to cease transportation of seniors to the store, the city is restarting the program on Oct. 20.

“We’re starting with offering transportation on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,” Lakewood Department of Human Services Director Toni Gelsomino said. “We’re already filled for the first two weeks.

“If it looks like we have a need, we’ll add a third (day). We’re kind of finishing up the survey to get an idea of how many people actually need this.”

Offered in the morning and afternoon two days per week with a maximum of four people on each bus, grocery shopping transportation will follow strict social-distancing guidelines with all occupants required to wear masks.

Hand sanitizer will be available on each vehicle for personal use. Drivers will assist passengers with minimal contact. Also, all bus surfaces will be cleaned before and

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Women’s Career Trajectories Can Be a Model for an Aging Workforce

Executive Summary

Especially as life spans and careers get longer, we hear more about careers with two phases: A steady, effortful climb upward towards commercial success, and then a second phase dedicated to service to others. But for many women, the reality is exactly the reverse. It’s the first half of their lives that is spent balancing professional growth with serving and caring for a variety of others — often children and family — and the second half that affords them the possibility of prioritizing their own voices and ambitions. Many younger women feel trapped while in the first stage; for them, the existence of the second is welcome news. And as men’s career paths begin to look more like women’s, businesses and policy makers will need to take this alternative pattern into account for all their employees by extending flexible and part-time policies to the growing number of over-50

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