The Senior Service Council, Escondido is a Not for profit providing services to North County seniors. They provide free health screenings, legal and notary assistance and so much more. All they want is some help reaching the seniors of North County San Diego.

Tax season is here! Let us help with same day service. Bring social security cards, picture ID and all paperwork required to complete your federal and CA state returns. Married taxpayers must both be present. Call 1-760-480-0611 now for more details!

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – Income Tax Preparation – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Preparation for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. Bring social security cards, picture ID, 2012 tax returns and all paperwork required to complete your 2013 Federal and CA state returns. Married taxpayers must both be present. Call 760-480-0611 weekdays 9 AM-3 PM for more information and/or schedule an appointment.

Every Monday thru Friday – Computer Classes/Tutors Get help with Windows and Apple computers, email, Internet, Word, Power Point, Excel, iPad and others. One-on-one tutoring in our computer lab is available for $5 per hour. Call for information and to make an appointment for tutoring.

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday – Taxi Voucher – 9:00 AM – 11:30 – Available for transportation to medical, dental, vision, physical therapy and chiropractic appointments, prescriptions or glasses. Escondido low income seniors, 60 or older, with no other means of transportation may qualify. Must apply in person. Bring proof of income and allow 1 week for approval. Call for more information.

Every Tuesday – National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI) – 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Call 1-800-523-5933 for info.

Every Wednesday – Legal Aid & Notary Service – 9:00 – 11:00 – Get advice on wills, trusts, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord relations, and other general legal issues. Notary services available. Call 760-480-0611 to register.

Every Thursday – Job Referral Service – 10:00 – noon – Service is available for people over 50. We connect people who want to work with seniors who need help. Call 760-480-0611 if you need handyman repairs, gardening, housework, home care, painting, or pet sitting.

Every Thursday – Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – Noon – 2:00 PM – To apply for an additional credit toward your home utility bill, pick up an information flyer, follow the instructions and mail it. Call 760-480-0611for appointment after receipt of application if you need help completing the application.

March 4 (Tues) – AARP Driver Safety Program – 8:00 – 12:30 PM This class provides students with a certificate that is valid for three years toward savings on automobile insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members. Have cash, or make check payable to AARP at class time. Call 760-480-0611 to register. Plan to arrive 15 min. early for check-in and payment.

March 10 (Mon.) – Hearing Screening – 9:00 AM – David Illich, audiologist, will conduct and interpret a professional hearing test and give advice regarding any hearing aids you may have. Call to register.

March 11 & 25 (Tues) & 20 (Thurs) – HICAP – 9:00 AM – noon – Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program provides assistance and objective information to help seniors and disabled persons make informed decisions about health care coverage, Medicare benefits, and supplemental insurance plan options. To make appointment, call 1-800-434-0222.

March 12 (Wed) – Dental Screening –8:30 AM – Dr. Randy Jungman, a local dentist will check for gum disease, proper denture fit, and give you great information. Call for an appointment.

March 12 (Wed) – Better Breathers Club – 1:00 – 3:00 PM – 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.

March 18 (Tues) – Parkinson’s Support Group – 10:00 AM – Noon – Call Lisa Russell at 858-273-6763 for info.

March 19 (Wed) – Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – 1:00 – 3:00 PM – Support group for those with M/S, and their families and caregivers. For more information, call Beth Bradsher, M/S Self-Help Group Leader at 1-760-747-9096.

March 20 (Thurs) – Eye Screening –9:00 AM – Dr. Irene Chennell, a local ophthalmologist will screen for glaucoma and cataracts. Call to register.

March 20 (Thurs) – Bereavement Support Group – 1:00 – 2:00 PM –Monthly drop-in group for anyone who has suffered a loss. Brought to you by VITAS Innovative Hospice Care (858-499-8901)

Post Polio Syndrome Support Group – Next Meeting April 8 (Tues) – 12:30- 3 PM – 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 1-760-745-2787.

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