Creative advertising agency Thinkerbell has launched a new internship program for people over 55. Thrive@55 is an eight-week, fully paid program, offering older people in Melbourne and Sydney the opportunity to work across all areas of the agency. In an industry dominated by young people, the internship presents a fantastic opportunity for older people to have their voices heard, and for the company to tap into a wealth of experience and expertise.
Instead of looking out for ways to expand into a new sector, consider turning your eye inward towards your own people.
That breadth of experience and knowledge is an amazing resource, but it goes ignored and unnoticed by so many business leaders.
A new program seeks to provide aged care residents with reading material, and the added stimulation of providing feedback to the writers. Pages for Wisdom pairs residents in aged care facilities with new and established writers, offering the opportunity for residents to provide feedback on works in progress.
During this year’s European summer, a cohort of engineering students from around the world participated in TEDI’s Summer School 2020. Their project? Developing new solutions to make Canada Water, an area of south-east London, a dementia friendly community.
Anyone who has regularly worked through the night knows the tired, sluggish feeling associated with a string of night shifts, and the difficulty of catching up on sleep during the day.
At the moment, exercise is just as vital as ever, especially for older people. Early evidence suggests that keeping fit and healthy may improve your resilience against the COVID-19 virus by boosting your overall immune system. But maintaining the same level of health and fitness becomes difficult when your exercise routine has been disrupted, and those who help facilitate it are no longer allowed to visit your home.
2020 has seen some staples of the Australian print media landscape close down: from magazines with a national audience, to regional newspapers. The pressures placed on the industry by falling advertising revenue during the global coronavirus pandemic have been largely blamed for the losses of jobs and publications, but many printed publications have been struggling for longer than that.
Video content is a great way to engage an audience and send a compelling message, but the technical skills involved can feel intimidating. Filming video doesn’t need to be complicated – you just need to keep in mind some of the basics.
It’s no surprise that people are turning to this source of news and entertainment during a difficult time. Podcasts are truly a remarkable medium, and if you’re not already tapping into this source of information and inspiration, now is the time to start!
As an author, you probably already know the value of marketing your book to new audiences through participating in events. Whether through festivals and conferences or events held at your local bookstore or library, in-person events are a great way to find new readers and raise the profile of both yourself as an author, and your new release. But these events can benefit not only the feature author that the event is centred on; other authors can also capitalise on this opportunity to reach a captive audience. How? By hosting the event.