The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Jan. 4. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Martin Luther King Day, town hall closed;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., blood pressure screening at 10:45 a.m., luncheon of sweet and sour chicken or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

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

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

AARP Tax Aide program

Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, through Monday, April 13, 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 2014 W-2s, 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, medical insurance coverage, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2014.  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. The 2-1-1 Appointment Call Center will open on Wednesday Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., you may request an appointment anytime after this date and time. For appointments call 211.

HEAP Program

 People with monthly incomes under: $2,244 for one person or $2,935 for two people, etc. are eligible for the home energy 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 should be available in the senior office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Delivery person needed

We need a volunteer to help deliver meals to homebound residents in Guilderland on Wednesday mornings, from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please contact the senior office at 356-1980 ext. 1095 for more details.

Transportation

When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled.

 You will now find the listing on the local television stations. 

When the Guilderland schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation and we may be delayed in getting to you due to road conditions. Please be patient.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Jan. 11. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m., senior fitness at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of baked cod or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., a food pantry drawing at noon, and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., AARP driving class at the Guilderland Public Library at 9:30 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

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

Friday: Scheduled shopping, AARP driving class at the Guilderland Public Library at 9:30 a.m., painting and Bridge at 10 a.m., quilting and intermediate Bridge at 1 p.m. 

AARP Tax Aide program

Beginning Monday, Feb. 2, through Monday, April 13, 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 2014 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, medical insurance coverage, payments for any child care, payments for education, contributions to an IRA, and estimated tax payments you made during 2014.  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. The 2-1-1 Appointment Call Center will open on Wednesday Jan. 20 at 10 a.m., you may request an appointment anytime after this date and time. For appointments call 211.

HEAP Program

 People with monthly incomes under: $2,244 for one person or $2,935 for two people, etc. 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 should be available November 16 in the Senior Office, and if you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

Delivery person needed

We need a volunteer to help deliver meals to homebound residents in Guilderland on Wednesday mornings, from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m. Please call the Senior Office at 356-1980 ext. 1095 for more details.

Transportation

When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled.

 You will now find the listing on the local television stations. 

When the Guilderland schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation and we may be delayed in getting to you due to road conditions. Please be patient.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 21. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, no aerobics at 9 a.m., no senior fitness, Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of Tuscan herb pollock or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, no 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., no senior fitness, Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

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

Friday: Town hall closed for the Christmas holiday. 

Transportation

When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled.

 You will now find the listing on the local television stations. 

When the Guilderland schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation and we may be delayed in getting to you due to road conditions. Please be patient.

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Dec. 7. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, exercise class registration, aerobics at 9 a.m., senior fitness and Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., and  Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., luncheon of sweet and sour chicken or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., food pantry drawing at noon, and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, exercise registration, 20-20-20 Fitness at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., holiday luncheon at Cider House at noon, and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m.;

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

Transportation

When the Guilderland schools are closed due to inclement weather, all scheduled shopping trips and scheduled medical appointments will be cancelled.

 You will now find the listing on the local television stations. 

It will read: Guilderland senior programs — No transportation. 

When the Guilderland schools are listed as delayed in opening we will still provide transportation and we may be delayed in getting to you due to road conditions. Please be patient.

HEAP program

With cold months approaching and heating costs increasing, people with monthly incomes under $2244 for one person or $2935 for two people are eligible for the Home Energy 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 available now in the senior office. If you need assistance, please call to set up an appointment.

 

The Guilderland Senior Services is offering the following activities the week of Oct. 19. Call the senior office at 356-1980, ext. 1048 with any questions or for information.

Monday: Scheduled shopping, aerobics at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m. and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.;

Tuesday: Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., blood pressure screening at 10:45 a.m., luncheon of sweet and sour pork or cold plate at 11:30 a.m., and bingo/Rummikub at 12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday: Scheduled shopping, 20-20-20 fitness class at 9 a.m., Strong Bones Plus and senior fitness at 10:30 a.m., needlecraft at 1 p.m., and Strong Bones Plus at 1:30 p.m.; 

Thursday: Scheduled shopping, Strong Bones Plus at 9 a.m., scheduled legal appointments at 9:30 a.m.,  Mahjongg and Pinochle at 12:30 p.m., and art and culture trip at 12:45 p.m.; 

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

Fashion show and luncheon

Please plan to join us at the fashion show and luncheon at Colonie Golf & Country Club, 141 Maple Road, Route 85A, in Voorheesville, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at noon.

The fashions are from Fashions by Liz’s Closet and will be modeled by our senior ladies.

Your luncheon entrée choices are: baked boneless pork chops with apples in a red wine reduction; broiled haddock Veronique served with lemons, Panko, and white grapes in white wine sauce; and chicken Françoise egg dipped, pan roasted with a lemon wine butter sauce.

All entrées are served with soup du jour, carrot cake and coffee and tea.

The cost is $24 per person. Please make checks payable to Town of Guilderland.

Remember to indicate your luncheon choice and if transportation is needed.

Thanksgiving deliveries

Thanksgiving Day preparations are in the works by Equinox, Inc. for their 46th Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Please contact the senior office to make your dinner reservation by Nov. 6.

Learn about Medicare

Will you soon be 65? Come learn how Medicare works. You will be informed of all the factors that you should consider when making your choices.

Are you already in Medicare but still have questions about your coverage options? There are Medicare counselors trained to help you understand your choices and options. Attend a presentation designed to provide you with an understanding of Medicare and the choices available to you.

Having trouble paying your Medicare premium or related medical expenses?  Find out if you may qualify for Federal assistance with your medical expenses.

The presentation is Oct. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Why take a driver safety course?

Because driving has changed since you first got your license and doing so could save you money.  

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. By taking a driver safety course, you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. 

After completing the course, you will have a greater appreciation of driving challenges and a better understanding of how to avoid potential collisions and injuring yourself or others.

Please call the senior office to sign up for this affordable AARP course offered every other month, on odd-numbered months. AARP also offers this course online.

Shopping trips

Bus trips to the Christmas Tree Shop in Colonie Center are scheduled for the following dates:  Nov. 2 and 4, on your regular mall-shopping day.

Please call Neil at 356-2920 to sign up as soon as possible.

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