Almaden Senior Program is offering a number of free services to Almaden Valley seniors, including assistance with taxes, social security, health insurance, driving, and notary services.
Tax-aid volunteers are available to assist low income seniors and families free of charge. Only basic tax forms will be processed, including 1040-EZ, 1040 A, or 1040 with Schedules A and B and California State Income Tax Returns. One-hour tax appointments are now available at Almaden Community Center on Saturdays in the months of February, March, and April, 2012 between 9am-12pm. Almaden Senior Program Members should call 408-268-1133 to set up an appointment. This service is very popular and appointments get filled quickly; call right away to secure your spot.
Social Security & Health Insurance
Representatives from Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) and the Social Security Office will be available to answer all of your medicare and supplemental insurance questions. Learn the pros and cons of early withdrawal of social security, the benefits of waiting, and much more. Please join us on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 9:45am.
Age Well, Drive Smart – a California Highway Patrol Program – is for seniors ages 55 and older. Those who complete this course will receive a certificate that may entitle them to a premium discount on their automobile insurance. This program has been approved by the Department of Motor Vehicles, the California Highway Patrol, the Office of Transportation Safety, and the Santa Clara County Traffic Safety Community Network (TSCN). Advance registration is required. The program is at the Almaden Community Center on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9am-12pm.
A notary is available on-site as a service to program members. Appointments are available every Monday between 1-2pm. Each Almaden Senior Program Member may get up to three signatures per year at no charge. Additional signatures are $5 each.