Tax assistance around the corner at the Monticello senior center | Local news


We have started getting phone calls from people asking if they can make an appointment to get help from the senior center to complete their tax returns. The AARP tax assistance program plans to offer this free service again starting in February, but we still know how. People can make an appointment starting January 5th. More information will be available when you schedule your appointment next month.

We’ll be offering a class next month that teaches you how to write a letter to your loved ones to let them know what you want them to remember in your life. A legacy letter is a simple but deep letter that conveys your greatest treasures: your faith, your life lessons and your values. An inheritance letter can be a heartfelt gift for loved ones today, or it can inform and accompany your will or healthcare directive. You can learn how to write a legacy letter by attending a two hour session at the center on Friday, January 21 starting at 9:30 am The cost is $ 25, payable that day to the instructor, Bill Marsella. . You must register in advance and can do so by calling us at 763-295-2000.

We have a course every month that can save people money on their auto insurance. People 55 and over who complete a defensive driving course are eligible for a 10% discount on auto insurance. Four-hour refresher courses for those who have already taken an eight-hour course will be held on January 6, February 17, March 16 and April 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can call the center for more 2022 course dates. You can deposit or mail the $ 25 payment (cash or check) to the center and payment must be received in advance. Checks are payable to the order of Monticello Senior Center. Class sizes are limited and people must register in advance. Please note that refunds are not given for no-show.

Speaking of saving money, the Monticello Community Center can help you do that and stay active this winter! Your Medicare supplement may cover the cost of an MCC membership. MCC members can take advantage of fitness classes including aqua aerobics and SilverSneakers. Members also have access to the pool, spas, indoor track, gymnasium, and a variety of cardio and weight training equipment. It really is a great day. If you have any questions, contact the Program Manager, Sara Cahill, at 763-271-7124.

Call Patty Larson at 763-682-7460 if you are 60 and over and need help trimming your nails. Wright County Public Health Nurses will be in our center on December 28 to provide this valuable service. Remember that appointments are mandatory and you can call Patty at the number listed above to make your own. There is a $ 15 fee to have their toenails cut, but no one will be turned down due to inability to pay.

There is a $ 18 charge to take the bus to the Treasure Island Casino on Monday, January 3, and there is still plenty of room on the bus, which leaves the community center at 8:30 a.m. and returns around 3:45 p.m. will receive $ 15 on their casino card and a $ 3 food coupon. You can call us at 763-295-2000 to register.

Don’t forget to drop by the center to pick up a January newsletter. If you live in a building and can mail one to us, please do so. The monthly newsletter is also accessible on the website of the center for the elderly, and on our Facebook page.

Gerald Cramer was the winner of last week’s cribbage tournament, with Loren Heckmann in second and Bernice Nathe in third. The last winner of the euchre tournament was Wayne LaBree. Roger Fricke was second and Gordy Ramerth third.

Hundreds of tickets were sold for a chance to win the beautiful furnished dollhouse that has been on display in the senior center for the past two months. I would tell people that unlike Powerball, someone would win! And that person is Linda Klersy. Congratulations Linda! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets – the money raised will benefit the senior center.

The center for the elderly will be closed on December 24 and 25. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Activities the week of December 24 to 31:

Fri – center for the elderly closed

Sat – center for the elderly closed

Mon – 8am ceramics, Pickleball; 8:30 am; 9am cribbage tournament; 12:30 p.m. bridge tournament, legal aid (on appt. Only); 1 p.m. Cinema Monday

Tu es. – 8:00 a.m. Pickleball; 9 a.m. Technical support (by appointment only), foot clinic (by appointment only); 10:15 a.m. line dancing; 10:30 am choir; midday dinner; 1 p.m. Hands and feet

Wed – 8h ceramics; midday dinner; 1:00 p.m. 500

Thusday. – 8:00 a.m. Pickleball; 10:30 am Caregiver 1: 1, bingo; midday dinner; 1 p.m. bridge

Fri – center for the elderly closed

Dinner menu the week of December 27:

Tu es. – teriyaki chicken, egg roll, fried rice, fortune cookie

Wed – chicken meatball soup, turkey sandwich

Thusday. – meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, bread roll

Fri – center for the elderly closed


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