Whereas, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky Senior Community Service and Employment Program includes countless older Americans who enrich and strengthen our community; and
Whereas, Carlisle, Kentucky, Judge Executive, Greg H. Terry, is committed to engaging and supporting older adults, their families, and caregivers; and
Whereas, we acknowledge the importance of taking part in activities that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being--no matter your age; and
Whereas, Carlisle County Fiscal Court and Administration, can enrich the lives of individuals of every age by:
• promoting home- and community-based services that support independent living;
• involving older adults in community planning, events, and other activities; and
• providing opportunities for older adults to work, volunteer, learn, lead, and mentor.
Now therefore, Judge Executive, Greg H. Terry, of Carlisle County, KY does hereby proclaim May 2018 to be Older Americans Month. I, urge every resident to take time during this month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as vital parts of our community.
The Senior Community Employment Service Program (SCSEP) is designed to link low-income, older workers to on-the-job training that can help them move into paid employment. Through SCSEP, Goodwill matches eligible individuals age 55 and older with nonprofits or public agencies for on-the-job training in a professional work environment, paid by the SCSEP program. The program gives preference to seniors who have physical or mental disabilities, are veterans or spouses of veterans, or who need job training.
Through a national Department of Labor (DOL) grant, Goodwill organizations across the country help ensure that more than 100,000 low-income workers over age 55 are aided by the SCSEP program annually. In Kentucky, older workers are served in the following 54 counties: Adair, Allen, Barren, Bell, Boyle, Breathitt, Butler, Carlisle, Casey, Christian, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Estill, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Knox, Larue, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, McCracken, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.
To learn more about Goodwill Industries, visit their website at www.goodwillky.org