Free Webinar on Housing and Older Adults February 24th

By 2030, the population age 50 or older is projected to increase by 20 percent to over 130 million people, and one in five people in the U.S. will be age 65 or older. This dramatic increase in the older adult population has important implications for housing. What types of housing will this population need? What types of neighborhoods will be most in demand? Will the older adult population be able to age in place or age in the community? What sorts of market and policy interventions will be required to enable that to happen?

Experts in the area of housing and older adults will present on housing needs of the growing older adult population, livable communities policies that address the safety and quality of neighborhoods, and programs that combine housing and services to enable aging in place.  Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions and to share their perspectives on how to meet the housing needs of our older adult population.

Register now for this free webinar

When: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Who: The webinar will be moderated by NHC’s vice president of research, Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D. Speakers are:

Jennifer Molinsky, Ph.D., senior research associate, Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Rodney Harrell, Ph.D., director, Livable Communities at AARP

Janet Viveiros, senior research associate, National Housing Conference 

Learn more about the National Housing Conference and its research division, the Center for Housing Policy.


NEPA Inclusive has 2 new job offerings in Luzerne County!

NEPA Inclusive has 2 new job offerings in Luzerne County!

#1) Employment Specialist (Part-Time)

We are seeking an Employment Specialist (Luzerne County) to assist individuals find and secure employment.   An Employment Specialist also provides job coaching assistance to individuals once they secure a position. This position will communicate and coordinate services with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), PA Career Link, County Human Service referrals, and other networking agencies.

Responsibilities include:
• Meet with individuals to identify strengths and abilities in order to pursue employment opportunities;
• Assist individuals build their resume and apply for jobs online and in person;
• Assist to transition individuals’ into their new job;
• Provide job coaching assistance to individuals with regards to job tasks and duties;
• Assist individuals to obtain transportation;
• Researches available positions online (via newspapers,, Craigslist, Career Builder, Monster, career link, etc);
• Work with local businesses to identify their needs;
• Develop, market, and provide referrals to prospective businesses and employers;
• Networks with community groups (e.g., chamber groups); and
• Complete paperwork and reports.

Educational/Professional Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree Human Services or related field preferred;
• One year experience working in Vocational Rehabilitation;
• Effective communication and presentation skills, computer knowledge, strong documentation and organizational skills;
• Sales experience is helpful; and
• Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Must possess a Valid Driver’s License and provide evidence of auto insurance.
Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check Clearances will be completed.

#2) Direct Service Worker (Part-Time)

We are seeking a Direct Service Worker (Luzerne County) to assist individuals with disabilities with their daily living tasks.

Responsibilities include:
• Follow an Individual Service Plan (ISP) and/or Person Centered Plan.
• Maintain Pennsylvania Medicaid Waiver compliance.
• Arrive to work time and remain with our individual during assigned shift.
• Must be willing to work flexible hours.
• Represent NEPA Inclusive while working in the Community

Minimum Qualifications:
• 18 years of age or older, High School Diploma and experience working with individuals with disabilities;
• Effective communication and computer knowledge;
• Strong documentation and organizational skills; and
• Must complete staff orientation.

Must possess a Valid Driver’s License and provide evidence of auto insurance.  Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check Clearances will be completed

To apply for either position, please respond via email to: