Senior Taxes

January 17, 2007

Call to schedule help with taxes

The Annapolis and Pascal senior centers will start making appointments Monday to meet with an income tax assistant as early as February.

State and federal income tax returns will be e-filed directly from the center.

This service is free, regardless of age, but is limited to simple personal tax returns.

Tax-help program in need of preparers

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is recruiting for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which provides free tax preparation at county senior centers.

New volunteers will receive a week of training next month, followed by instruction on electronic filing.

People with an aptitude for numbers who would like to learn more about being tax preparers should call the county's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program office at 410-222-4464 or contact a senior center.

Volunteers sought to teach life skills

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging is seeking volunteer grandparents to work with children for 15 to 20 hours a week.

Activities include mentoring, tutoring and giving advice on life skills, with attention to children in Head Start, special education or those who live in shelters or family-support centers.

Participants must be income-eligible and at least 60 years old. Benefits include a tax-free stipend, paid training, free transportation, sick leave, lunches and medical exams. 410-222- 4464.

Calendar

Band performance -- Vocalist Bob Brewer & the Celebration Players will entertain from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Pascal Senior Center.

Computer class -- An Internet introduction class will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Anne Arundel Community College's Sales and Training Center, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover. Find out how to surf the Web and create an e-mail account. 410-799- 9099.

Volunteer training -- Partners in Care, a local community nonprofit group providing home repairs and rides to doctors' appointments, grocery stores and elsewhere, will hold volunteer training sessions at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow at 348 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. 410-544-4800, Ext. 25, or joycecavey@partnersin care.org.

Movie -- The Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, will show The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Friday. 410-222-6680.

Interviewing workshop -- Engage in role-playing scenarios, find out how to read potential employers' nonverbal cues and get tips for avoiding interview pitfalls at an interviewing workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Anne Arundel Community College's Sales and Training Center, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover. 410-799-9099.

Fall prevention -- Jim Preston of Stay at Home Senior Care will discuss managing and recovering from falls from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road. 410-222-1922.

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