Although we're in the midst of another busy holiday season, the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. And you all know what that means: tax time!
The North Oak Branch will offer tax help for seniors again next year. AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at North Oak on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. to assist senior citizens with moderate incomes with their tax questions and also tax preparation. The first Thursday for this program will be February 3rd, and the program will run through April 14th.
Mark your calendars! Join us on Thursday, November 10th at 2:30 p.m. to find out about the numerous resources available to our local senior citizens.
Seniors, caregivers, and any person with aging parents or grandparents can expect to gain information about helping the people they love connect with the resources and support systems they need. Topics will include: aging in place, caregiving, identity theft protection, AARP free tax preparation, health care resources, information about free health screenings for seniors, and much more.
AARP Tax Representatives will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to assist seniors with low to moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will start on Wednesday, February 1st and be at the library every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be placed outside the door at 8 a.m. every day for that day only. Contact library staff at 630-6721, if you have any questions.
The North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library has an upcoming event for our Northland seniors. We are hosting an open house on May 31, 2012 from 10:00 a. m. to 1:00 p.m. Come discover all the services our local organizations have to offer for seniors.
Getting old is inevitable. Watching your parents not be what they were is heart wrenching. What's the easiest way to make this process even more difficult?...don’t plan ahead.
When it’s time to take on the new responsibilities of helping care for your aging parents, negotiating the world of eldercare is bewildering. Add in the fact that your parents don’t feel well or are confused makes your decisions even more important. Your parents don’t want to be a burden. You want them to remain as independent as possible, but they need help to negotiate the eldercare maze.
When planning for our big event, Young@ Heart:Open House, I had a really large obstacle to overcome. The event focuses on free services offered by many Clay County organizations to those age 50 and up. The problem I ran into was the fact that many people this age and over do not like to be referred to as senior. I had to try to describe the event and get across to our customers that these services were for customers of a certain age. I did not realize before I worked on the first event we had last May how much of an issue this could be.
It’s that time of year again; time to file your taxes! These days there are many different options at your fingertips to file your income taxes. You can take your forms and pay to have your taxes done by a consultant; you can purchase a software program to file your taxes online; there are forms you can pick up at the library to file by hand; or there is the option for seniors that have moderate to low incomes to have their taxes filed for FREE at our Library!
Are you a baby boomer wondering what services are out here to help? Are you in that "Sandwich generation," you know your children are growing up, and your parents are getting older? If you are looking for answers to questions like "What does Medicare/ Medicaid provide," "What are my veteran’s benefits?," "Where do I turn to get help for my parent?," "Where can I get help for myself?," then you need to stop in at the North Oak Branch on Wednesday, May 29 from 10 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.