Tax help available at Allegheny Community Center
Tax season is on the horizon and the ACC will be offering free tax services. The service – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – is available both virtually and in person to anyone making less than $65,000 per year. The service will begin on Jan. 24. As a COVID-19 mitigation effort, the following procedure will be required for all seeking assistance: Come to the back entrance of the ACC and a large envelope and intake form will be there. Take that home with you and complete it, including a phone number, whether you received the Child Tax Credit and the amount of your third stimulus payment. Copies of driver’s license and Social Security card(s) should be included as well as a voided check if you wish to receive your return electronically. Return all of that material to the back entrance of the ACC where a lock box will be located on the right. Lift the lid and places your completed forms on the platform. Closing the lid allows your tax documentation to drop down into a secure lock box.
MAKE, TAKE AND EAT
Another Make and Take Class is scheduled for Feb. 2. There is so much information out there on how to eat gluten free it can be confusing. Learn about what to buy to make your diet a little more gluten free. Sandy will be whipping up some yummy gluten free muffins for attendees to sample and take home. Call the ACC to sign up.
AN EAGLE’S EYE ON NATURE
Due to COVID and space availability, the Allegheny Community Center is at capacity for Rocky Holland wildlife photography presentation on Jan. 24. Please remember that masks are required at the Center.
The Allegheny Community Center is in need of a “crafty person” willing to teach a class one a month starting in February. The ACC has plenty of supplies. Anyone interested is asked to call (814)723-4180 or just stop in.
Experience Inc. wishes to remind everyone that masks are required at all senior centers for the protection of seniors and staff.
The Transit Authority of Warren County offers shared ride door-to-door bus service for persons 65 and over that will pick you up at your door. Reservations are needed to utilize this service and must be called in at least a day in advance. The bus will take you to senior centers, medical appointments, visiting, shopping or just for a day out. TAWC buses are available to the handicapped. The buses are lift-equipped for passengers in wheelchairs or who have difficulty with steps. Give TAWC a call at (814) 723-1874 for more information.
TIA CHI FOR
The Allegheny Community Center is offering a Tia Chi for Arthritis class this winter. Classes are held at 10 a.m. every Monday at the center.
The Allegheny Community Center is in need of a receptionist for a noon to 3 p.m. shift on Wednesday. Anyone interested is asked to stop in or call (814) 723-4180.
The Allegheny Community Center is looking to find folks interested in playing the game MahJong on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Call the center if interested.
The Allegheny Community Center has applications on-site for various programs such as LIHEAP (for heating), Water and Waste to help with water and sewer bills as well as a rental assistance application. Anyone with questions asked to call the Community Assistance Office at (814) 723-6330.
Here’s a look at the meal calendar for November which is, unfortunately, subject to change due to supply chain issues. Remember that you must order meals two weeks in advance. Please call your local center to order or – if needed – cancel meals.
Feb. 7: Baked meatloaf with baked potato, green beans, white bread and sliced peaches.
Feb. 8: Chicken marsala with rice pilaf, broccoli and cauliflower, wheat bread and mixed fruit.
Feb. 9: Pineapple glazed ham with sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread and fresh fruit.
Feb. 10: Hawaiian pork chop with rice pilaf, vegetables and strawberry shortcake.
Feb. 11: Chef salad with bean soup, dinner roll and sliced peaches.
Feb. 14: Chicken and dumplings, pepper slaw, biscuit and applesauce.
Feb. 15: BBQ pork ribette, sweet potato bites, green beans, wheat bread and pineapple delight.
Feb. 16: Bacon bleu cheeseburger with potato soup, roll and fresh fruit.
Feb. 17: Salmon cake with white rice, broccoli, wheat bread and mixed fruit.
Feb. 18: Hot turkey sandwich and gravy with whipped potatoes, sweet corn, white bread and cookie.
Feb. 22: Swiss steak with cabbage and noodles, diced carrots, wheat bread and blushed pears.
Feb. 23: Creamy chicken divan with white rice, salad, breadstick and mandarin oranges.
Feb. 24: BBQ pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, baked beans, sandwich roll and pineapple tidbits.
Feb. 25: Chili with cheese, salad, cornbread and applesauce.
Feb. 28: Chicken bruschetta with pesto pasta, mixed greens, vegetables, roll and angel food cake.
HOURS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Allegheny Community Center, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; (814) 723-4180.
Endeavor, Tues, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; (814) 463-7774.
Marienville, Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.; (814) 927-6607.
Sheffield, Mon., Thurs., Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; (814) 968-5667.
Tidioute, Mon., Tues., Thurs., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; (814) 484-3020.