Seniors http://wkms.org en Senior Corps Week Highlights Volunteers http://wkms.org/post/senior-corps-week-highlights-volunteers <p></p><p>Older adults provide more than 80 million hours of volunteer service in southern Illinois, western Kentucky and across the country.</p><p>This is Senior Corps Week. Senior Corps is part of the federal Corporation for National &amp; Community Service. CEO Wendy Spencer said seniors are volunteering at a record rate.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:17:14 +0000 Jeff Williams (WSIU) 31584 at http://wkms.org Senior Corps Week Highlights Volunteers Illinois Seniors Get Bigger Break on Property Tax http://wkms.org/post/illinois-seniors-get-bigger-break-property-tax <p></p><p>Legislation designed to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors is now law.</p><p>The bill raises the homestead exemption for Illinois residents age 65 and older from $4,000 to $5,000. Gov. Pat Quinn signed it into law Tuesday. The move could save seniors roughly $200 a year. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:15:49 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30950 at http://wkms.org Illinois Seniors Get Bigger Break on Property Tax Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce http://wkms.org/post/helping-seniors-return-workforce <p>Through West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc., Jackie Eubanks coordinates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It's for income eligible, unemployed seniors 55 years old and older to develop new skills and gain confidence for return to the workforce. There are immediate openings in Calloway County. <a href="http://chfs.ky.gov/dail/scsep.htm">Click here for more information</a>.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:47:08 +0000 Kate Lochte 26669 at http://wkms.org Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce Tough Times for Low-Income Seniors Hoping to Qualify for Nursing Homes http://wkms.org/post/tough-times-low-income-seniors-hoping-qualify-nursing-homes <p></p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:07:44 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21000 at http://wkms.org Tough Times for Low-Income Seniors Hoping to Qualify for Nursing Homes