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Resources for Scientists Over 40

Workers over the age of 40 receive special support and guidance at UMass Chan. This is especially important since the scientific workforce has tended to age more rapidly than the general population in the United States1. The implications of this trend on the field are unclear2, but what is clear is that scientists over 40 years of age deserve institutional support in this stage of their lives and careers. 

In general, many inclusive and supportive resources can be found on the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) website, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website, or the Human Relations (HR) website. We have curated some relevant resources from these sources and others below:

The Mature Workforce Committee advocates for faculty and staff over the age of 40. “They are focused on retaining mature worker institutional knowledge while also providing mechanisms to assist retiring employees.” The Committee also maintains a list of Resources for Healthy Aging, which includes:

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides guidance regarding the transition through retirement.