senior citizens http://wamc.org en Tax Relief Program For Senior Citizens May Expand To Springfield http://wamc.org/post/tax-relief-program-senior-citizens-may-expand-springfield <p>A decade-old Massachusetts program that allows a property tax break for senior citizens may be introduced in the state’s third largest city.&nbsp; Springfield would join several smaller cities in the region that already offer the popular program.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The Senior Tax Work-Off Program allows homeowners over the age of 60 to perform tasks for a municipality in exchange for a one-time abatement of a portion of their property tax bill.&nbsp; It is offered in more than 100 cities and towns in Massachusetts including Westfield, Chicopee and Holyoke.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71244 at http://wamc.org Tax Relief Program For Senior Citizens May Expand To Springfield MA Senior Citizens Protest Proposed Cuts to Elder Nutrition Program http://wamc.org/post/ma-senior-citizens-protest-proposed-cuts-elder-nutrition-program <p>Senior citizens staged a protest at the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday over a proposed budget cut for the elder nutrition program.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>The elderly activists rallied to urge legislators to reject Governor Deval Patrick&rsquo;s proposed $1.5 million cut to the senior meals program.&nbsp; The governor&rsquo;s proposal would mean the number of meals served to seniors next year would be slashed by 25%, or 240,000 meals.</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:01:24 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 35776 at http://wamc.org MA Senior Citizens Protest Proposed Cuts to Elder Nutrition Program