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Senior Center to Host Scam and Fraud Worshop

Senior Center to Host Scam and Fraud Worshop

The City of Las Vegas is holding a workshop for seniors to help them avoid falling victim to scams and financial fraud.

The workshop will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 North Buffalo Drive.

It will be presented by the Las Vegas Senior Citizens Advisory Board. Seniors will learn what scams are going around and how to avoid becoming a victim.

People are advised to register in advance by calling (702) 229-1702. It is free with a current membership to the city's Las Vegas Senior Programs. Memberships are available through the center and require a $2 annual membership fee. 

Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

 

Seniors and lower-income people needing help preparing their income tax returns can find free help at City of Las Vegas senior centers through April.

Volunteers from AARP will offer residents age 50 and older free assistance with personal income tax form preparation and electronic filing at four city active adult and senior centers beginning in February.

Participants in the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer similar free help to Nevada residents at the Doolittle Senior Center starting Feb. 19.

Income restrictions will apply to qualify for assistance. Advance appointments are required at all locations. Bring a copy of your 2011 income tax return and all of your applicable 2012 paperwork to the appointment. Call a center below between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to schedule an appointment:

Affordable Senior Housing Project Begins

Affordable Senior Housing Project Begins

 

Local seniors soon will have a new affordable housing option, as the Decatur Pines 2 Senior Apartments begin construction.

This new affordable community will consist of 75 one and two-bedroom independent senior apartments, located at 6741 N. Decatur Blvd. Nevada H.A.N.D., Inc., a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, will develop the project which completes the third and final phase of the Deer Springs Campus.

The development of this new community is being made possible, in part, through the continuous support of local jurisdictions. In March 2011, Nevada HAND was awarded $1.5 million from the City of Las Vegas and $600,000 from Clark County. The project is also being funded by a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program partnership with National Equity Fund.

Free Screenings for Fall Risk

Free Screenings for Fall Risk

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is working with Nevada Geriatric Education Consortium to sponsor Fall Prevention Awareness Day with a series of fall prevention programs.

The health district has set up fall testing for seniors at centers around the Las Vegas Valley Friday. The testing starts at noon and goes until 2:30 p.m. The screenings are free. Those who test positive for being at risk for a fall will be referred to Stepping On a fall prevention program.

Every year more than one-third of adults 65 and older suffer some kind of fall. Of those, one-third is hurt. Research also shows people who fall are likely to fall again, and each fall increases the chance of seriously injury.

Free screening locations:

Retirement Seminar Set for Community Center

People facing retirement will get a chance to ask questions and get answers from experts in retirement options.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross will hold the pre-retirement seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at the Centennial Hills Community Center at Buffalo and Deer Springs Way.

Experts on Social Security, Medicare and supplement programs will be at the workshop to answer questions on retirement options, Medicare eligibility, Medicare benefits and planning. 

Free Foreclosure Workshop Scheduled for Northwest Area

Free Foreclosure Workshop Scheduled for Northwest Area

Residents are invited to an upcoming Foreclosure Prevention and Mediation Process interactive event. The free event is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, and will take place at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, located at 6601 N. Buffalo Drive. 

People are asked to R.S.V.P.