Guilderland Senior News for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of   Jan. 20. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 for any questions or information.

Monday: Martin Luther King Day, town hall closed;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., blood pressure reading from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., luncheon of beef stew or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., bingo, Rummikub and Scrabble at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, cardio circuit at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., Strong bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., Mahjongg at 12:30 p.m., Pinochle at 1 p.m.; and

Friday: Scheduled shopping, painting at 10 a.m., Bridge at 10 a.m., and quilting at 1 p.m.

AARP Tax Aide Program

  Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, through Monday, April 14, free income tax preparation and e-mail filing will be provided Mondays and Saturdays at the Guilderland Public Library by the all-volunteer AARP Tax Aide Program. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS, and prepare personal Federal and New York State income tax returns for taxpayers of all ages with low and moderate incomes.  Appointments are necessary; a separate appointment is required for each taxpayer. Bring a copy of last year’s return, social security cards, photo ID, all 2013 W-2’s, 1099 statements, sold investments’ with purchase dates and cost basis, and supporting documents if itemizing deductions.  

Also, if these apply, bring supporting documents for any gambling winnings, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2013.  Bring your checkbook if you want a direct deposit of your refund. 

Tax Aide volunteers can’t do estate or partnership returns, returns with rental income or returns requiring Schedule C (business returns with a net loss, inventory, employees, or expenses over $10,000.  Both taxpayers must be present if filing a joint return, except in case of illness or infirmity.  

For appointments, please call 456-2400, ext. 2.

HEAP program

Cold months approach and heating costs increase. People with monthly incomes under: $2175 for one person, or $2844 for two people, are eligible for the Heating Assistance Program called HEAP. This grant can be received each heating season and goes directly to the heating company. The amount of the payment to each person is determined by income, living expenses, and type of fuel used. Applications to the program are now available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Movie of the month

On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 10:30 a.m., in the courtroom join us for a showing of    The Truth About Emanual, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Emanual, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper. 

This film is not rated. Please sign up by Jan. 23.  



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