AFI works with organizations to help them better meet the needs of the aging workforce. Through a workplace audit, organizations learn how to improve conditions and workplace environments to better accommodate and retain their valued, experienced workers.
When an organization accommodates experienced employees, benefits include: increased productivity, better overall health, greater retention, and an enhanced bottom line.
The procedure involves individual organizational review, inspection and analysis. Following a successful review, the award of "AFI Certified" is bestowed on your organization's specific facility.
AFI seeks to help organizations address the needs of the aging demographic in today's workplace. The goal is twofold: to acknowledge those organizations that have instituted and promoted best practices toward employment, service and independence, and to assist those organizations striving to do so. Consequently, the organizations are recognized as going above and beyond the government-mandated ADA requirements, thus benefiting the organization's goals, the community of aging adults, and the community at large.
When an organization hires an older, more experienced worker, the benefits are many and manifest: they bring calm, common-sense approach, tempered by decades – not years – of real world experiences. These experiences can boost any organization, and should be looked upon as an irreplaceable asset. And although this resource was brought about only through time, it can pay dividends in an instant.
"We are very honored to have participated in the certification process. It is our goal to provide the best service possible and we take great pride in making sure that our guests are completely satisfied. The senior population is a growing market in our community and it is very important to our department that we meet their needs."
--Jo Gilley, Blue Ridge Books