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 Center Closed Tuesday, February 17 due to snow!

 

 

Our Trusty AARP Tax Volunteers Are Back:  It’s Tax Time

It’s time to start gathering your paperwork for your tax returns for 2013.  Beginning, Tuesday, February 3 AARP volunteers will be here each Tuesday and Thursday morning in February and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings in March and April.  These knowledgeable men and women are trained each year on the updated tax laws.  They can help you prepare your state and federal forms or to review those that you have prepared.

To qualify for assistance with your taxes your income must be $50,000 or less, and you cannot own a small business or a rental property.

Appointments are a must!!  You can sign up for a 9, or 10:30 AM appointment.  Just call us at the Center.  The last day for appointments will be Tuesday, April 14.  Please try not to wait until the last minute.  Sometimes a complicated return may require a second appointment.

When you come, please bring a copy of the 2013 forms and all appropriate financial statements (Social Security Year End Statement, end of the year bank statements, stock holder’s statements, end of the year pension statements, etc.), as well as a copy of your year 2013 return.  Having all of this information with you will help everything move much more smoothly.  The Wayne Senior Center greatly appreciates your donations for this service.

 

The Wayne Senior Center is Kicking off the New Year with MindMatters, a free series of monthly lectures by knowledgeable presenters on a variety of interesting topics.

The second of these lectures takes place on Wednesday, February 11 at 10:00 AM.  The hour-long video presentation titled “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure:  The Greatest Survival Story of all Time,” will be streamed over high-speed internet by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.  It features Lou Thieblemont, a professional speaker, amateur historian, and former mayor of Camp Hill, PA.

The presentation takes viewers back to 1914, when Sir Ernest Schackleton and his men embarked on a daring and ground-breaking expedition to walk across the South Pole.  When their ship, the Endurance, was trapped and destroyed by ice, the British explorer and his group faced a harsh, frigid environment, defying the odds to survive largely through sheer perseverance.  Following the presentation, a live question-and-answer session will allow attendees the opportunity to submit questions to Thieblemont for real time video discussion.

 

The next presentation:

Wednesday, March 11, 10:00 AM

Exercise is Medicine,

Daniel G. Drury, Associate Professor od Health Sciences, Gettysburg College

 

Winter Weather Blues

So far this season we’ve been pretty lucky with snow.  However, judging by the storms of past years, it’s probably best to be prepared for almost anything!

We do our very best to keep our Center open in inclement weather.  Most of the time the Center is closed if the Radnor Schools are closed.  However, it doesn’t always happen that way.  Our best advice is to listen to KYW Radio.  Radnor School District is Number 457.  If you’re not sure what is happening, just give us a call at 610-688-6246 before you venture out.  It’s a good idea to call anytime the weather is somewhat questionable (snow, sleet, ice or freezing rain).  The decision to open our doors is generally made by 6:30 AM.  There will always be a message on our voice mail system when you call.  The date will be announced and our message will tell you if we are open, closed, or possibly opening later in the day.

Please understand that these decisions are not made lightly.  Your safety and that of our staff and volunteers are always our utmost concern!  We are truly sorry for any inconvenience our closing may cause you.