Monday, January 3, 2022

Introducing the MCOA Savvy Seeker Series

The Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) is pleased to announce a new series of informational sessions for job seekers:  The Savvy Seeker Series.

The Savvy Seeker Series is a new series of informational sessions to help 50+ job seekers become more savvy about programs, resources and additional topics, while seeking employment.

Here are the first two upcoming free informational sessions:

Thurs, Jan 13th, 11 am – 12 pm: What is SCSEP?

Savvy Seeker Series with Dave Bassett!

Dave Bassett is the Director of the SCSEP at Operation ABLE

If you are a job seeker 55 years old and up...and looking for employment, this program may be for you. Dave will introduce you to the Senior Community Service Employment Program, known as SCSEP. 

Please Register in advance for this meeting:


Thurs, Jan 27th, 11 am - 12 pm:  Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment, Part I

Savvy Seeker Series with David Guydan!

David Guydan is Director of Discovery Centers for Civic Engagement, which supports volunteerism through Councils on Aging throughout the Commonwealth of  Massachusetts.

Combining purposeful volunteering as part of a job search can increase the chances of landing a paid position. Explore the possibilities in this one-hour virtual seminar, grounded in research on the benefits of volunteerism. Learn about the "new retirement" and an expanded set of options available today for encore careers, whether paid or unpaid. Seminar attendees will leave with new information on how volunteering leads to paid jobs and a roadmap of how to use meaningful volunteer activities as a pathway to employment.

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

This seminar is the first part of a two-part series on volunteerism. Part 2, on February 24th from 10:30 am - 12 pm, will feature a panel discussion by experts in the fields of civic engagement, volunteerism, and employment.

Want to know more? Have any questions?

Please contact:  Denise Magnet at:  OR, Karen Sowsy at 

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Introducing the MCOA Savvy Seeker Series

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