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This week at the Waynesboro Senior Center

The Waynesboro Senior Center, sponsored by Valley Program for Aging Services, invites people 60 years of age and older to participate in a variety of programs to be offered in the coming week.

The center, at 325 Pine Ave., in the Jackson-Wilson building, is open 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Transportation is provided as needed by a VPAS van driver, who also helps with shopping trips and appointments to local doctors. Contributions toward expenses are accepted.

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AARP Tax Aide

The Center is very pleased to host AARP Tax Aide again this year. This program uses trained volunteers to provide free income tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals of all ages. The IRS provides yearly training, testing and certification for all the volunteer tax counselors. This service will be provided at our location on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from February 1st through April 18th. They operate by appointments, but will take walk-ins as time permits. Please call 540-943-6214 for an appointment.

Clients are told at the time they make an appointment what records to bring with them. When they arrive, an intake person assists in arranging their records and filling out an information sheet. Then they sit down with a tax counselor and their taxes are filled out – both federal and Virginia returns. After the returns have been double checked by another counselor, they are electronically filed and a client copy is printed.

This is a wonderful service that has many return clients from previous years. So go ahead and make your appointment. And remember, you do not have to be a senior to benefit. This program serves all low to moderate income persons regardless of age.

Weekly Menu

MONDAY: Bbq chicken, succotash, cauliflower with cheese sauce, rosey applesauce

TUESDAY: Pot roast of beef with potatoes & carrots, pineapple

WEDNESDAY: Turkey divan with broccoli, rice pilaf, fruit mix

THURSDAY: Marinated pork roast, blackeyed peas, sweet & sour cabbage, pears

FRIDAY: Tuna salad, three bean salad, tossed salad with dressing, cookies

Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. each day. All meals are served with milk and bread and provide one-third of the daily nutrition value required for adults. Call 942-1838 to make reservations by 10 a.m. on the day you plan to attend.

Submitted by Waynesboro Senior Center director Janice Gentry