Age as an Advantage

If you are a job seeker 55 years old and up...

... and looking for employment, this program may be the one for you.

Let us introduce you to the Senior Community Service Employment Program, known as SCSEP*

What is SCSEP?

SCSEP is a federally funded, community service and work-based job training program for those 55 years old and up. It is our mission to help foster individual economic self-sufficiency and promote useful opportunities in community service assignments. Through the SCSEP, Operation ABLE guides committed participants towards their Path to Employment.

County-specific flyers can be found below.

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Age 55 and UP
  • Unemployed
  • Low-income
  • Desire to learn/refresh job skills as a Path to Employment
  • Eligible to work in the United States

Still not sure if you qualify? Contact the SCSEP office nearest you to learn more.  COVID restrictions may prohibit in-person sessions. You are urged to call the office first.

ABLE Can Help

Operation ABLE's SCSEP participants work an average of 20 hours per week; paid a stipend and are employed in a wide variety of community service activities. In addition, one receives job search assistance and guidance towards a more permanent job.  Through ABLE's dedicated SCSEP staff, participants build confidence, and get what they need to compete in today’s job market.

* This Senior Community Service Employment Program is funded by the US Department of Labor as an award totaling $5,958,297 including a MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs sub-grant. Grants are matched with $595,829 nonfederal support.

Operation ABLE SCSEP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, Video relay calls are welcome.

View our SCSEP On Demand Information Session Below

Operation ABLE 55 and UP (SCSEP) Service Areas Below

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and Up who are committed to finding a job. Service areas in Massachusetts include Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties. Service Areas in New Hampshire are Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan Counties.

*PLEASE READ* Workshops and Info Sessions NOW HELD REMOTELY until we can all safely meet on site. For more information, contact the individual Regional Manager for your area, found below.

SCSEP Suffolk County, MA

Angel Miranda, Regional Manager

98 North Washington Street, Suite 200,

Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-542-4180
eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm

All services are presently delivered virtually until further notice.

On site INFORMATION SESSIONS are suspended due to COVID, please see our on-demand information session found here.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session, often referred to as the AGE AS AN ADVANTAGE workshop hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Suffolk and South Middlesex County, MA

Keith Benton, Regional Manager

186 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 310, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-542-4180
eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 5:00pm

On site INFORMATION SESSIONS are suspended due to COVID, please see our on-demand information session found here.

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session often referred to as the AGE AS AN ADVANTAGE workshop hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, MA

Angel Miranda, Regional Manager

Quincy SCSEP Office
80 Clay St., Quincy, MA 02170
Phone: 617-602-7661

eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session often referred to as the AGE AS AN ADVANTAGE workshop hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

SCSEP Essex and North Middlesex County, MA

Allan Broome, SCSEP Regional Manager

280 Merrimack St., BLDG B, Ste 400
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 617-981-1577

eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Locate the ABLE-55 and Up (SCSEP) Information Session often referred to as the AGE AS AN ADVANTAGE workshop hosted at MassHires. Locations, calendar and directions found here.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ABLE SCSEP Management Team

SCSEP NEW HAMPSHIRE - All NH Counties except Belknap and Merrimack

Kristin Gorrie, Regional Manager

228 Maple St., Ste 300
Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-206-4400

eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

SCSEP NEW HAMPSHIRE - NH North Country SCSEP Satellite Office

Louise DeBlois, Program Coordinator

961 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603-752-2600

eMail: [email protected]

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

SCSEP NEW HAMPSHIRE - Hillsborough and Rockingham Counties

SonSeri Kennedy, SCSEP Area Program Manager

eMail: [email protected]
Phone: 603-206-4405

Monday through Friday
Hours of operation: 8:30am - 4:30pm

ABLE SCSEP Information Sessions & Workshops hosted at MassHire

GREATER BOSTON

MassHire Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 1 hour in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information Session and Mature Worker workshop – “Coping with Age Barriers-Using Age to Your Advantage” are combined workshops conducted at the same session. Workshop is held every other month. Session is approximately 2 hours in duration. Click here for calendar.

MassHire Metro North Career Center

ABLE SCSEP Information SCSEP Info Session is held the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 AM. Click here for calendar.

ABLE 55 and UP (SCSEP) Partners

Operation ABLE BFF MASSHire
Executive Office of Elder Affairs MASSACHUSETTS
City of Boston
Age Strong Commission
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development MASSACHUSETTS
NH Works
MASS.gov