ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, August 28, 2023 – Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has signed the AARP Employer Pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers and recommitting to hiring across an age-diverse workforce.
The AARP Employer Pledge Program encompasses a nationwide group of employers who know that the multigenerational workforce yields a strong pipeline of talent, protects business continuity, and taps into new resources to address labor shortages.
AARP’s employer pledge reads, “We believe in equal opportunity for all workers, regardless of age, and that 50+ workers should have a level playing field in their ability to compete for and obtain jobs. Recognizing the value of experienced workers, we pledge to recruit across diverse age groups and to consider all applicants on an equal basis as we hire for positions within our organization.”
As a leader in aging services, LSS is proud to support these goals and actions. “This pledge underscores the LSS commitment to older adults living life to the fullest, whether they are team members or recipients of our services,” said Lisa Williams, Senior Vice President of Workforce Excellence for LSS. “We know that a multigenerational workforce is stronger for its diversity of experience. In fact, more than 34% of LSS team members are age 50+.”
AARP Vice President for Financial Resilience Susan Weinstock said, “We’re thrilled that LSS has signed AARP’s employer pledge. We know that employees and employers succeed when they remain committed in words and in action to hiring and maintaining an age diverse workforce.”
About Lutheran Senior Services
Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, nonprofit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults. With 18 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 13,000 seniors a year through options that include Senior Living Communities offering all levels of living, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services. LSS builds upon more than 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability, and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.