SENIOR SERVICE COUNCIL
728 No. Broadway, Escondido, 760-480-0611
TAX TIME IS NOW
FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
For low and moderate income taxpayers. Bring Social Security cards, photo ID, W2s, 1099s, Social Security award letters. Last years tax return and any other paperwork required to complete your federal and CA state returns. Married taxpayers MUST BOTH be present. Tax return will be completed and filed in this one visit.
Call 760-480-0611 to schedule an appointment.
Every Tuesday thru Friday COMPUTER CLASSES DEBB
These classes are 1.5 hours/week for 8 weeks for a $30 fee. Email and Internet classes, Ipad Basics and Android Basics for seniors run for 4 weeks for a $15 fee. Beginning/int. iMac with iOS El Capitan thru Catalina based on instructor availability. Special Word, Excel, Android tablets, Kindle also offered. One-on-one tutoring available on most subjects on an appointment basis for $10/hour fee.
New classes will be starting Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Registration for March/April session is February 27, 2020, Thursday.
Call 1 (760) 480-0611 to register or for information.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays ONLY Taxi Coupon Program 9:00 – 11:30 AM DEBB
Taxi coupons may be used for shopping, banking, churchgoing or Dr. appointments within the City of Escondido. Escondido low income seniors with no other means of transportation may qualify. Must apply in person. Bring proof of income, including most recent bank statement, picture ID and proof of age. Allow 1 week for approval. Call 760-480-0611 for more information.
Every Tuesday – National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Senior Center Maple Room
Call 800-523-5933 for information.
Every Wednesday – Legal Aid & Notary Service 9:00 -11:00 AM DEBB
Get advice on wills, trusts, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord relations, and other general legal issues. Call 760-480-0611 to register.
Feb. 19 & 26, Wed. AARP Smart Driver Program Noon to 4:30 PM OAK ROOM
2 Day Initial Course. This class provides students with a certificate that is valid for three years discount toward the cost of automobile insurance. AARP members MUST bring their current membership card. Participants may bring their own food and/or drinks to the course. There will be two 10 minute breaks, but no lunch break. Cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. Make check payable to AARP and pay instructor at class time. Call 760-480-0611 to register. Plan to arrive 15 min. early for check in and payment. Call 760-480-0611 for more information.
Mar. 4 (Wednesday) Dental Screening 9:00 AM DEBB
Dr. Randy Jungman, a local dentist will check for gum disease, proper denture fit, and give you great information. Call 760-480-0611 to register.
March 11 (Wednesday), Better Breathers Club 1p.m. – 3p.m. DEBB
Sponsored by the American Lung Association, this support and educational group is for people with respiratory problems of COPD (chronic pulmonary diseases of bronchitis, emphysema and asthma). Meeting topics include updates on lung disease treatment, medications, respiratory equipment, exercise, psychological aspects of lung disease, nutrition, breathing techniques, and more. Meetings are free and open to all.
Call 1-760-480-0611 for information.
Mar. 9 (Monday) Hearing Screening 9 AM ……………………………………. DEBB (oak)
David Illich, will conduct and interpret a professional hearing test and give advice regarding any hearing aids you may have. Call to register at 760-480-0611.
Feb. 24, Mar. 9 & 23 (Monday) – Alzheimer’s San Diego Support & Discussion – 10 – j11:30 AM PACC Maple Room
This group for caregivers provides a safe environment in the MAPLE ROOM to discuss caregiving experiences, learn strategies for coping and gain emotional support. Call Group Leader Sheila Argeanton, CDT at 858-966-3303 to confirm and for information visit ALZSD.ORG.
Feb. 13, Mar. 18 (Wednesday) Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – 1:00 – 3:00PM DEBB call to verify room
Support group for those with M/S, their families and caregivers meets in the DEBB Building.
For information, call Beth Bradsher, M/S Self-Help Group Leader at 760-747-9096.
Feb. 11 (Tuesday), Post Polio Support Group 12:30 – 3 PM DEBB
For those dealing with Post Polio Syndrome, or anyone who is dealing with pain. Join us for fun and informative guest speakers. For more information, call 760-745-2787.
Mar. 6 (Friday), Mar. 19 (Thursday), and Mar. 24 (Tuesday), HICAP, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy 9AM – noon DEBB
This program meets at DEBB to provide assistance and objective information to help seniors and disabled persons make informed decisions about health care coverage, Medicare benefits, and supplemental insurance plan options. Call 858-565-8772 for an appointment.