SENIOR TAX EXCHANGE PROGRAM
WHAT An intergenerational program that pays seniors in exchange for volunteer hours at a local school.
WHY To help seniors pay their increased property tax burdens.
WHERE New Richmond School District.
" 'Most seniors will start for the reimbursement but they find they’re getting more than just the money,' said Cheryl Emerson, director of Community Ed and STEP coordinator."
-New Richmond News
The Senior Tax Exchange Program allows older adults to make a difference in schools by mentoring youth.
The New Richmond School District started the Senior Tax Exchange Program to help relieve seniors of property tax burdens in exchange for volunteer hours at schools.
Older adults can benefit from the Senior Tax Exchange Program through the following:
- Property tax relief.
- Involvement at local schools.
- Lifelong learning.
- Increased social interactions.
- Intergenerational experiences.
- Using and sharing skills.