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We all know that NETWORKING WORKS!!  And AGE really is an ADVANTAGE!!

Funded by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging


See You in September!

It is hard to believe that June is here and the beginning of the summer – sun, beach, vacations, fun!

We will be hitting the ‘pause button’ on our program with the final wrap-up sessions meeting on June 15th (Barnstable, Mashpee, Halifax/Marshfield) and on June 22nd/23rd (Hopkinton/Palmer). It’s been a great year with lots of success stories from folks who have landed in a new career.

Many thanks to all of our Group Leaders for their dedication and hard work in making this year a great one- and to all who have attended our meetings – you are the core of what this program work.

In your upcoming meetings, you will be receiving a final Evaluation Form and your cooperation in completing this as completely as possible will be greatly appreciated and so very helpful in insuring that our FY18 will be a success!

Remember our Golden ‘G2G’ Rule– You Need to Give to Get! I encourage all of you to stay in touch with your fellow meeting members during the summer months – continue networking and supporting one another.

And feel free to reach out to me directly with any career related issues that may be pressing and time-sensitive with regard to your ongoing job search.

Our program will resume in mid-September. Stay tuned and visit our web site periodically for updates and details on host sites and the schedule for FY18.

Wishing all of you the very best! Have a great summer!

Warm Regards- Susan

Susan Drevitch Kelly

Program Manager


Program Evaluation Form


Join Us!  50+ Job Seekers Regional Networking Group!

We all know that NETWORKING WORKS!!  And AGE really is an ADVANTAGE!!

Funded and supported by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA), we offer a Job Seekers Networking Group program to support and assist people in the 50+  demographic  who are looking for a new job, new career direction or an encore career.  

Can you check off one or more of these boxes? We Want to Help YOU!:

  • Stuck in your Job Search?

  • Not Sure What to Do Next?

  • Feeling Challenged by Ageism?

  • Need Help with your Resume?

  • Don’t Know How to Use LinkedIn?

  • Uncomfortable with Networking?

We currently offer a program biweekly at 6 different host sites  .  The Schedule of Networking Meetings for each location is as follows: 

  • Barnstable:  1st and 3rd Thursday: 9am – 11am: NEXT MEETING on June 15th
    • Location: Council on Aging: 825 Falmouth Rd (Hyannis): Phone: 508-862-4750
    • Session Topic: Wrap-Up - last session in our series


  • Halifax (Co-Host):  1st Thursday: 9am – 11am: NEXT MEETING on June 1st
    • Location: Halifax Town Hall: 499 Plymouth St: Phone: 781-293-7313
    • Session Topic: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and more…..join Brenda Fitzgerald, Co-facilitator and Debbi Hope Group Leader for detailed discussion of these Federal guidelines for hiring; Review of our job searching tool box…..what needs a tune up?


  • Hopkinton:  2nd and 4th Thursday: 9am – 11am: NEXT MEETING on June 22nd


  • Marshfield (Co-Host): 3rd Thursday: 9am – 11am: NEXT MEETING on June 15th
    • Location: Council on Aging: 230 Webster St: Phone: 781-834-5581
    • Session Topic:  Lessons learned; summer reading; Networking Opportunities – final session in our series!!


  • Mashpee: 1st and 3rd Thursday: 2pm – 4pm:NEXT MEETING on June 1st 
    • Location: Council on Aging, 26 Frank E. Hicks Drive: Phone: 508-539-1440
    • Session Topic: Using Social Media to Support Your Job Search


  • Palmer:  2nd and 4th Friday: 10am – 12N: NEXT MEETING on June 8th
    • Location: Council on Aging: 1029 Central St: Phone: 413-283-2670
    • Session Topic:  One-on-One Coaching with DQ: get help with your resume and LinkedIn profile as well as interview strategy and prep

If you are unemployed and actively looking, underemployed, seeking for a new career direction, recently retired and looking for your "Encore Career", this networking program is PERFECT for YOU!!!

All Meetings in All Locations are OPEN to Anyone Residing in MA and 50+ years old! Join us in a professional forum for networking with peers in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to developing new relationships and developing skills and strategies to help in your career transition.

Each biweekly meeting is facilitated by an Experienced Career Coach and features a new topic! Meetings include a presentation and hands-on workshop on topics relevant to career transition /job search, guest speakers, access to hiring managers, ample opportunity to network, and 1-1 coaching guidance. Participating on a regular basis will give job seekers the many tools and strategies needed for a successful job search. And we have many success stories!

For Program Information and Pre-Registration, please feel free to contact:

Susan Drevitch Kelly, Program Director at susan@sdkelly.com or 781-378-0520.

Check back often at www.mcoaonline/50plus for information on upcoming guest speakers, career fairs and meeting schedules.

Become a member of our LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8467280.  

See also: 

Meet the Group Leaders and Co-Facilitators

Guidelines for Meeting Attendees

Registration Form for New Attendees

Resources for Your Job Search