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Project SCOUT May 2021 Update

Thank you for your interest in tax preparation with Project SCOUT. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can only take clients given appointment.

If you have already called/emailed and left a message, one of our volunteers will be in touch with you. Please have your tax information ready, we can only help those that are ready.

Download and fill out the necessary forms here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CSzQ6T5xTnF9VTwPFeZMa53_cMD_wnzv/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d3ZcpPpKcTWUtB4MAq_3DL32j293D3bj/view?usp=sharing

If you will not owe money in your taxes or don’t plan to owe, you don’t need to file and extension and have 3 years to file. We are happy to set up an appointment for you after tax season is over. We are open year-round.

Please leave a message with your legal name, age, where in Santa Cruz County you live, and tell us what you need to report in your taxes. We look forward to speaking with you.

If you owed last year, or if you plan to owe this year, we suggest you file an extension and mail payment to avoid penalties and fees:

For IRS, you can go to:
https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return

Or download the form by clicking below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cOEcCOgLAGXhYxbFj0U2hnjr13EFOJ6P/view?usp=sharing

For California, you can go to:
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/when-to-file/extension-to-file.html

Or download the form by clicking below:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cRBrEwkCpG0eKa-j0IDtgGuVofJmGLt9/view?usp=sharing

Regards,

Virtual Office Assistant,
Project SCOUT
831-724-2606
projectscoutoffice@gmail.com

Project SCOUT noticias de Mayo 2021

Gracias por su interés in preparación de impuestos por Project SCOUT. Infortunadamente, siendo por COVID-19, nomás estamos tomando clientes con cita.

Si ya ha llamado/mandado email y dejado mensaje, uno de nuestros voluntarias/os le contactara. Por favor tenga su información para impuestos lista, no podemos ayudar si no está preparada/o.

Baje y llene las formas necesarias aquí:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CSzQ6T5xTnF9VTwPFeZMa53_cMD_wnzv/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d3ZcpPpKcTWUtB4MAq_3DL32j293D3bj/view?usp=sharing

Si no debe dinero en sus impuestos, o no planea deber, no es necesario llenar una extensión para sus impuestos, ya que tiene tres años para hacer sus impuestos, les invitamos a que hagan una cita después de que la temporada de impuestos termine, nuestra oficina está abierta todo el año.

Por favor dejar un mensaje con su nombre legal, edad, y donde reside en el condado de Santa Cruz, y por favor díganos que tiene que reportar en sus impuestos, esperamos hablar con usted pronto.

Si debió dinero el año pasado, o si piensa que deberá este año, sugerimos que mande una extensión y mande su pago, para evitar penaltis y recargos:

Para el IRS, vaya aquí:
https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return

O baje la forma con el link abajo:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cOEcCOgLAGXhYxbFj0U2hnjr13EFOJ6P/view?usp=sharing

Para California, vaya aquí:
https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/when-to-file/extension-to-file.html

O baje la forma con el link abajo:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cRBrEwkCpG0eKa-j0IDtgGuVofJmGLt9/view?usp=sharing

Sinceramente,

Asistente Virtual de Oficina
Project SCOUT
831-724-2606
projectscoutoffice@gmail.com

Fall Prevention Virtual Roundtable


(video added on 11/24/2020)

BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION!
WHAT: FALLS PREVENTION: ASSESSMENT-EDUCATION-INDEPENDENCE
WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20th@ 10:00AM
WHERE: on ZOOM. See
FLYER for information

Did you know that serious falls and fall-related injuries are one of the single greatest contributors to loss of independence among older adults? So, take a stand against falls!

Join us on Friday, November 20th at 10:00 am for a conversation about falls awareness, education, basic interventions, and community supports with our featured panelists:

  • Britt Bassoni, Director of Special Projects, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz & San Benito Counties
  • Dr. Joyce Orndorff, Assistant Physician in Charge, Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz County

Questions? Email Britt Bassoni at brittb@seniorscouncil.org


Social Isolation Virtual Discussion Video


(video added on 11/18/2020)

BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION!
WHAT: SOCIAL ISOLATION: REAL HOPE and REAL SOLUTIONS
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST@ 10:00AM
WHERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88150787641

Did you know that 17% of all Americans age 65+ are isolated because they live alone and face barriers related to geographic location, language, or disability? In Santa Cruz, 18% of older adults live alone, and 20% of those over the age of 75 report having contact with someone else less than once a week.

Join us for a roundtable discussion about social isolation and how it is impacting seniors here in Santa Cruz County. Our virtual panel will discuss current trends, resources available and how to find ways to connect while at home.

Featured virtual speakers:

Clay Kempf, Executive Director, Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Cathy Cress, MSW, Author of “Handbook of Geriatric Care Management”
Yener Balan, MD, DFAPA, VP, Behavioral Health & Specialty Services, Kaiser Permanente

Questions? Email Britt Bassoni at brittb@seniorscouncil.org

FGP-SC October 2020 Update

Because the safety and health of all our volunteers is of the utmost importance to us at the Seniors Council, we have been taking steps to prevent the further spread of the cold, flu, and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) virus. We are continuing to suspend all in-person participation of Foster Grandparent volunteers in classrooms and Senior Companions serving clients in-person until further notice. All of our Foster Grandparent volunteers are currently sheltering in place and some are beginning to start virtual service. Our Senior Companions continue to do wellness checks to their clients by phone and virtually.  This is still an emerging situation where information and circumstances can evolve quickly. We will keep in touch regarding any changes to both program’s.
 
Thank you.
 
Kathryn Ramirez
Program Director
Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Program
234 Santa Cruz Ave, Aptos, CA 95003
Office:  831-475-0816  x116
Cell:  831-229-9388
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