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Glad to help, fz!
ebgb and webster_res both offer good tips for helping to loosen old screws. If the screw head slots have worn down to the point where the slot isn’t holding your screwdriver anymore, using a file or a dremel (electric hobby drill) to create a new groove might be the best way to get those screws loose.
I’ve used WD-40 with the straw attachment on the nozzle (to get fluid inside tight places) with some success. I’ll spray a tough area and leave it for 6 hours and then spray again before working on a tough bolt or screw.
Here’s a link to some stripped screw removal tips, in case it helps: http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Stripped-Screw
Annie’s Ace is a great resource for advice, too. Lucky to have them as your neighborhood hardware store!