County senior center schedule
Monday (08-13): game day, cards at 10 am, lunch at 11:45, bingo after lunch
Wednesday (08-15): cards, exercise, 11:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am, 50-50, bingo after lunch
Thursday (08-16): crafts at 9:45 am, Advisory board meeting, cards, lunch at 11:45 am, bingo after lunch
Tuesday (08-14): cards, Left Right Center game, dominos, lunch at 11:45 am
Wednesday (08-15): cards, lunch at 11:45 am
Friday (08-17): bingo at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 am
Monday (08-13): cards, adult coloring, lunch at noon, games
Tuesday (08-14): cards, adult coloring, lunch at noon, games, regular bingo
Thursday: (08-16): cards, adult coloring, lunch at noon, games
Monday (08-13): Wii bowling, Jeopardy at 11 am, lunch at noon, afternoon game at 1 pm, chair exercise at 3 pm
Thursday (08-16): chair exercise in the morning, Adult Dental Health program at 11 am, lunch at noon, bingo after lunch, exercise at 3 pm
Friday (08-17): craft circle, luau lunch at noon, bingo after lunch, exercise at 3 pm
Trips: September 18-21. Brochures available at the center.
Community Center, TAWC Building, 2nd floor, at 42 Clark St., 723-3237:
Monday (08-13): Pool, 9:30am; Hand & Foot Cards, 9:30 am; Blood Pressures, 10:30; Tai Chi, free class at 11am; Congregate lunch & Bistro salads available at noon; Scrabble, 12:30 pm; Bingo & Cards, 1 pm
Tuesday (08-14): Bible study,10:00 am; Healthy Steps in Motion low-impact exercise class (free of charge), 11 am; Christian Women’s meeting, Congregate lunch & Bistro salads available at noon; bridge, 12:30 pm; Allegheny Belles line dancing, Pinochle, Left-Right-Center game, 12:45 pm Tuesday
Wednesday (08-15): Crimestoppers meeting, 8 am; Wednesday Walking 9 am; pool, 9:30 am; Congregate lunch & Bistro salads available at noon; cards, 12:30 pm; Allegheny Belles line dancing, trip to Moore’s in Tidioute, 12:45 p.m.; Mah-Jongg 1 pm
Thursday (08-16): Watercolor class with Celia Knapp, 9 am.-noon; Healthy Steps in Motion low-impact exercise class (free of charge), 11 am; Elvis Presley Celebration lunch & Bistro salads available at noon; T.O.P.S. weigh-in at 12 noon; T.O.P.S. meeting at 12:30 pm; Bingo, 12:45 pm
Friday: ACC closed on Fridays but a lunch is available to all ACC participants at the First United Methodist Church in Warren at noon.
Taxpayer Information from Regis P. Bodnar, Senior Stakeholder Relationship Tax Consultant for the VITA tax program that is offered through the Allegheny Community Center
Taxpayers can access their federal tax information through a secure login at IRS.gov/account. After logging in, the user can view:
— The amount they owe
— Their payment history
— Tax records
— Key information from their most recent tax return as originally filed
A taxpayer can monitor their personal tax account by keeping track of payments and taxes owed. This online information is the same as what’s provided by IRS representatives.
Taxpayers who owe can pay from their bank account or with a debit or credit card. Taxpayers who need more time to pay can also apply for a payment plan, including an installment agreement. Other payment options are available at IRS.gov/payments.
First-time users must authenticate their identity through the Secure Access process. Additional information about secure access can be found at IRS.gov/secureaccess. Returning users can log in with their user name and password.
The account balance will update no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight. After making a payment, users should allow up to three weeks for it to appear in the payment history.
The IRS continues to add features to help individual taxpayers conveniently monitor their account information online.
NEW! TAI-CHI for ARTHRITIS – Mondays at 11:00 in the recreation room. Tai-chi has been show to improve flexibility and balance. This Health & Wellness class is free to all participants. Another free class is the Healthy Steps in Motion Exercise Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30 in the Rec Room. They are both evidenced-based classes that have been proven to improve your health.
For the budding artist you, the ACC has painting classes for you to enjoy. Learn a new skill or hone your artistic talent! Local artist, Celia Knapp, will offer watercolor classes every Thursday from 9 am to Noon in the dining room. This class is for everyone from beginner to advanced. Call Celia at her home to sign up – 726-1667 Cost is $15 per class.
At Pete Ferry’s oil painting class you can learn the ‘Bob Ross’ style of oil painting from this local artist. It is scheduled for Wednesday September 5th from 9–noon. The class is limited to 10 students so sign up early! The cost is $60/person. Call the ACC at 723-3237 to register today.
You’re invited to the Allegheny Community Center to enjoy playing bridge in the Rec Room at 12:30 am, or pinochle in the dining room at 12:45, every Tuesday afternoon. Card players are always invited to play with no advance signup required! Bingo is played after lunch on Mondays and Thursdays.
Remember to call ACC at 723-4180 by 11:00 am at least 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE to make your noon lunch reservations. A monthly meal calendar can be picked up at the center and meals can be reserved well in advance, just not less than 2 days in advance. The suggested reserved-meal donation for all those 60 and over is $3, those under 60 years of age pay $4/person. All noon lunches are well balanced and planned to provide maximum nutritional benefits. For more information about the ACC programs call the number above or visit their website at http://www.alleghenycommunitycenter.com .
ACC is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ACC is closed on Fridays, legal holidays and on those days when Warren County schools are closed unexpectedly due to bad weather.
For more information on Aging Services, call Experience, Inc., the Warren/Forest Area Agency on Aging at 814-723-3763 or visit their website at http:/www.experienceinc.org/.
Making a difference at our local senior community centers
Meal Service -Volunteers are needed in centers to help in the kitchen and for clean-up for meal service.
Custodial Service – Love to clean? Volunteers are also needed at the ACC to assist the staff with daily or weekly cleaning.
Landscaping – The river bank and parking lots at the Allegheny Community Center are in need of some TLC and landscaping.
Teach a class! – Have a hobby or skill that you would like to share? Call Sue at the ACC to talk about the possibilities!
Blankets for Babies, the Cancer Center and the Vets Hospital – love to knit, crochet or sew? We collect and distribute blankets throughout our area to those in need.
At the Toy Shoppe – Also located on the grounds of the Warren State Hospital – help to make wooden toys that are gifted to local children. Make a Difference.
Help at your local senior center with meal preparation, office work or just assisting the staff with cleaning! Call Sue at the ACC for more info at 814-723-3237.
Become an Ombudsman (which is Swedish for “citizen representative”) to be an advocate of elderly residents in Personal Care Homes, Nursing Facilities, Domiciliary Care Homes, and anyone receiving Long Term Care Services in the community. Interested? Call Joy at Experience, Inc. at 814-723-3763 ext. 125.
Learn how to help people with their Medicare and other State benefits as an APPRISE counselor. APPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries. APPRISE will help Pennsylvanians with Medicare understand their health insurance options and help them make sound decisions about what is best for them. Call Elaine Krill at Experience, Inc at 814-723-3763 ext. 123.
Interested in numbers and helping people? Here’s how to become a community tax volunteer!
The IRS needs volunteers who want to help provide free tax preparation in communities across the nation during the 2019 tax season. It might seem far off, but people who want to volunteer can start taking action now.
Locally, the ACC sponsors the VITA Tax Assistance program. It offers free tax help in Warren and Forest Counties for people with low-to-moderate incomes, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and those who speak limited English. Last year, VITA and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) volunteers prepared more than 3.5 million federal tax returns for qualified taxpayers at no cost. Locally, VITA volunteers prepared over 1000 federal and state returns as well as hundreds of PA Rent and Property Tax Rebates.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the VITA program can visit the ACC or call us at 814-723-3237.
Here are reasons people become an IRS-certified VITA volunteer:
— Flexible hours. Volunteers generally serve an average of three to five hours per week. The programs are usually open from mid-to-late-January through the tax filing deadline in April. Some sites are even open all year.
— VITA sites are often nearby. More than 11,000 sites were set up in neighborhoods all over the country for 2018, locally we have sites at senior centers, libraries and municipal buildings. T
— No prior experience needed. Volunteers receive specialized training and often serve in a variety of roles. VITA programs want volunteers of all backgrounds and ages
— Free tax law training and materials. Volunteers receive training materials at no charge. The tax law training covers how to prepare basic federal tax returns electronically. The training also covers tax topics like deductions and credits.
— Continuing education credits for tax pros. Enrolled agents and non-credentialed tax return preparers can earn continuing education credits when volunteering as a VITA instructor, quality reviewer or tax return preparer.
More Information, call the ACC at 814-723-3237 or go online to visit the IRS.gov webiste for:
— IRS Free Tax Return Preparation Programs
— Link & Learn Taxes
• Tax Topic 101: IRS Services – Volunteer Tax Assistance, Outreach Programs, and Identity Theft
IRS YouTube Videos:
— Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Recruitment – English | Spanish | ASL
Call Sue Himes at the ACC (723-3237, extension 13) if you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities
The Warren-Forest Area Agency on Aging will serve the following lunch menu at senior centers throughout Warren & Forest counties: Allegheny Community Center in Warren, 08/13- 08/17: Monday, chicken Cobb salad, vegetable noodle soup, bread & fruit; Tuesday, baked haddock, rice, broccoli & cauliflower blend, bread & fruit; Wednesday, grilled chicken cordon bleu sandwich, parmesan potatoes, tomato & cucumber salad, cake; Thursday, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, summer corn chowder, crackers, fresh fruit. Marienville: Mon., Wed., & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule. Endeavor: Tues. & Wed., meals from the ACC lunch schedule & Fri. meal of spaghetti & meatballs, Italian green beans, Italian bread, sliced peaches. Tidioute: Mon., Tues. & Thurs. from the ACC lunch schedule; Sheffield: Mon. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule & Fri. meal of spaghetti & meatballs, Italian green beans, Italian bread, sliced peaches.
Eligible participation is 60 years and older with a suggested meal donation of $3. Under 60 years of age the cost is $4. Call AAA at 723-3763 for info about congregate meal sites center locations. Menu is subject to change if necessary.