Direct Target Groups
Senior-centrer organisations have all sorts of name, they may be public bodies, private organisations, NGOs, local associations, and in order to qualify for being part of that category, they just must involve a certain level of institutionalisation (formal membership or legal framing), a clear mission of support regarding seniors and some experience already in that respect on which we can build.
Indirect Target Groups
The senior themselves
- People who are looking for part-time jobs on the job market, either in the competence area in which they were before retirement, but also in new domains which they never had a chance to get into before
- People who are still in activity. These are the seniors beyond 55 years old, but not yet retired, and for whom the issue is to make the last stretch of professional life meaningful and/or transitional, still leaving them with enough role, status and projection options to maintain them proactive in their own terms.
- People who need adaptation of their occupational capacities or conditions, after suffering from some form of decrease of their physical or/and cognitive capacities (diminishing working time, sensory deficits, minor cognitive losses, more clearly identified and previously declared handicaps, etc.). Let’s also mention that in many cases, the deficit necessitating adaptations of working conditions may be temporary.
- People involved in social enterprises, with unclear business model or even no business perspective at all, but nevertheless engaged in promoting forms of socially-meaningful activities in which seniors may play a role.
- Micro-trading activities in which senior-centered or senior-sensitive organisations, as well as non-affiliated, individual seniors are engaged cover of course quite a large spectrum of domains, talents and services. It can be a category of users of its own, stable and effective, or a starting point for possible inroads in the per-wage occupation type. Needless to say, it involves seniors exchanging or micro-trading services among themselves, but also inter-generational practices.
- The “collective” users, meaning that a given task or sequence of tasks will be performed by a group of seniors (various delivery needs and schemes).
- Seniors teaming with juniors for various goals or activities.
All these forms of being a SpONSOR user may in addition combine.