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2020 Tax Season begins February 12th

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2020 Tax Season begins on February 12th!


This year, the official start to the 2020 Tax Season is February 12th! Due to the ongoing pandemic most of Project SCOUT’s free tax preparation is happening virtually.

Please request assistance by emailing: projectscoutoffice@gmail.com

You will get assisted much faster this way.

If email is not an option, please call: (831) 724-2606.

With either request, please leave full name, age, and city or area in Santa Cruz you are calling from, and also tell us what income you had in 2020. We will get in touch with you as soon as it is possible.

For your appointment you will need to download, print and fill out the following forms:

Please complete forms thoroughly and have ready for virtual or drop-off help.

Start Preparing Your 2020 Federal Income Tax Return

A message from Project SCOUT:

Get a head start in preparing for your income tax return, know what you need to report including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.

The IRS has a special page outlining steps individuals can take now to prepare for the 2021 tax return filing season ahead:

https://www.irs.gov/.../steps-to-take-now-to-get-a-jump...

You can also call or email Project SCOUT with any tax related questions you may have: (831) 724-2606 or
projectscoutoffice@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Eduardo Santana
Program Manager

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
www.seniorscouncil.org