Senior Citizens Tax Assistance Program

The 2014 Neshaminy School District Property Tax Assistance Program will begin January 2015. The purpose of the program is to provide property tax relief to senior citizens. The program is available to homeowners who will reach the age of 65 by December 31st, 2014. The program will provide tax rebates of up to $650 for senior citizens whose household income is less than $20,000.

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AARP seeking volunteers

AARP, in conjunction with the IRS, has been providing free tax service for elderly and disabled for over 40 years. Computer literate volunteers are needed to provide this valuable service in the Lower Bucks area. Training will be conducted in January 2015. Volunteers are sought to complete income tax returns or to assist in administrative activities at our sites. A minimum commitment of four hours per week for 10 weeks, between February 1st and April 15th, 2015, is requested. For additional information, call 215-579-8191.

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2015 Middletown Seniors’ bus trip

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel programfor all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address.

Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

Wednesday, April 29th:  On Broadway in NYC, Orchestra Seats & NYC Free time.“Wicked,” cost $139;  “Les Miserables,” cost $144. Leave 9:30am, return 7:30pm.

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Scenes from the Eight Annual Senior Expo at Westaby Hall

  1. Dave Root of Levittown picks up some information, compliments of Rep. John Galloway.
  1. Linda Mazenko (left) and Agnes Melville check out the Veterans Benefits table.
  1. Joanne Hayes (right) with Joan Ridler, Director of Marketing of Langhorne Physicians Services at Saint Mary Medical Center.
  1. Paula Kidd (right) of Fairless Hills gets some information from Raymond Rauanheimo, AARP Driver Safety Volunteer, Instructor and Tech Advisor.
  1. James (left) and Marcella (right) Hockenberry, of Fairless Hills, talk to Amanda Mayer, Health Promotion Coordinator from Bucks County Area Agency on Aging.
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Seniors repeat defeat of Supervisors at Northampton Days Bocce Challenge

The annual bocce challenge took place between the James E. Kinney Senior Center bocce team and the Northampton Township Supervisors team during the Northampton Days festival on September 7th. The Seniors, four-time defending champs, once again defeated the Supervisors in a best of three match. The Seniors took the first two matches 11-8 in game one and 11-5 in game two.  The Supervisors gave a great effort in game one but could not bounce back in game two.

Pictured from left is Team Supervisors, Barry Moore, Larry Weinstein, George Komelasky, Eileen Silver and Kim Rose; and Team Seniors, Pete Palestina, Ray Schiwall, Janet Tomkins and Bob Pavie.

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Be careful when making changes to your will

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

If an estate plan isn’t kept current, it can become useless. You should always make sure your will is up to date with your wishes, your financial circumstances, and current tax and other laws.

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Local assisted living celebrates hidden talents during National Assisted Living Week

In recognition of National Assisted Living Week® (September 7 – 13), the Brunswick at Attleboro will host a series of events for residents, families, and the surrounding community, which will highlight the bonds built between residents and employees.

The weeklong celebration kicked off with the unveiling of a special photo exhibit, “Humans of the Brunswick”, created by residents and staff. The exhibit was inspired by the popular photo-blog, “Humans of New York”, which features candid photos of New Yorkers accompanied by short stories and quotes.

In addition to the exhibit, artwork created by the Brunswick residents and employees will be on display during the fourth annual Art Show which takes place September 11th, at 6:30pm and is open to the general public.

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2014 Middletown Seniors’ bus trips

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel program for all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address.

Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

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How to deal with a deceased loved one’s debt collectors

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

The last thing anyone wants after a death in the family is calls from debt collectors. So it’s important to know what a person’s creditors can (and cannot) legally do, and how to protect yourself and your family from improper or deceptive practices.

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Volunteers needed for older adult Reassurance Program

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their Reassurance Program, a free, confidential telephone service offering reassurance, socialization and safety checks to older adults living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for making regular calls to specific individuals.

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