Michele Meagher, age 66, appreciates the way she’s treated as an older worker by her employer, Tufts Health Plan, a nonprofit health insurance organization in Watertown, Massachusetts.
A corporate communications specialist, she was hired when she was 61. She’s able to telecommute three days a week. She participates in a weekly “Fit Over 60” exercise class at the office. Her employer has allowed her to take classes to learn new skills. Meagher said that when she previously worked at a high-tech public relations firm, she was one of the oldest workers. But at Tufts “I see me everywhere. I’m not a minority,” she said.