employment http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-mountain-valley-developmental-services-part-3 <p>Mountain Valley Developmental Services provides aid and programs to over 450 developmentally disabled individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Adult programs are a large part of the organization; they provice several housing options, assist in employment opportunities, offer medical care and have a variety of enrichment services, which consist of recreational activities and volunteering for other local groups. This week, Bruce Christensen, Executive Director, and Dana Peterson, Director of Human Resources, discuss Mountain Valley's housing programs and share memorable stories of finding employment for their clients. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 10441 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Part 3 Some Valley seniors find themselves working into their golden years http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/some-valley-seniors-find-themselves-working-their-golden-years <p>As the Valley’s population ages, some seniors are finding themselves working far past retirement age. Reasons vary from financial necessity to simply enjoying the social aspects the workplace offers. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth checked in with a couple of local seniors to find out what’s kept them in the workforce.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rich Burge has been working since he was a boy. The 75-year-old property manager said he’ll do it until he can’t anymore.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:39:19 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 6132 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Some Valley seniors find themselves working into their golden years Working the Valley: Making a Living on Two Wheels http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/working-valley-making-living-two-wheels <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley work a wide range of jobs, from ski lift operators and bus drivers to carpenters and seasonal police officers who patrol for signs of bears. Today we start a series we’re calling </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Working The Valley</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:09:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5444 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Working the Valley: Making a Living on Two Wheels