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Seasonal Announcements
Fleece Donations For MLK Day of Service 
We are looking for donations of 1.5 yard sections of fleece to make fleece tie blankets for Operation Cover Me at our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Donations can be dropped off to the Auburn Hills Community Center until December 23rd. For more information, call 248-370-9353. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Date:
January 20, 2020

Join us for a community-wide celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Operation Cover Me for Grace Centers of Hope. We are in need of 1.5 yard sections of fleece to make tie blankets with.  Also will accept blankets already made.

Enjoy a continental breakfast, courtesy of Randall Residence of Auburn Hills, and hear special remarks from our guest speakers and city officials.

Our theme this year is Shine Bright!

Afterward, we will gather in the gymnasium to make fleece tie blankets for those in need for donation to Grace Centers of Hope homeless shelter.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact the Community Center at 248-370-9353.


Inclement Weather Notice
Winter in Michigan means weather can change quickly. A couple of program and service notes:
• If the Avondale Schools or Pontiac Schools are closed due to inclement weather; the Senior Bus Transportation Program will not operate for safety reasons.
• The Senior Services Department reserves the right to cancel bus transportation if deemed unsafe for buses or riders.
• Senior Meals on Wheels will make every effort to deliver meals; however, if it is determined to be too dangerous for our volunteer drivers we will cancel meals. If this occurs we make every possible attempt to notify Meals on Wheels participants. If meals are not delivered due to the weather, participants are encouraged to use their survival meal packets.

Income Tax Preparation Appointments
Once again the AARP’s Tax Assistance Program will provide IRS-Certified Preparation Specialists for the 2019 Tax Year beginning in February 2020 at the Auburn Hills Community Center. The program is intended for low income seniors and other citizens in our area and cannot be complex. The service will be provided on Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 2:30 am and by appointment only. Tax preparation will begin February 4, 2020 through April 14, 2020 Call 248-370-9353 after January 20th, 2020 to schedule an appointment.

You will need for your appointment:
2018 TAX RETURN (Federal, State, and City if applicable). Picture ID & SOCIAL SECURITY cards for all taxpayers and dependents on the returns to be prepared. For your identity safety, Medicare cards are not acceptable nor are last year’s returns acceptable as identification documentation. Also, bring all pertinent 2019 tax data (W2s, 1099s, SSA’s, etc.), as well as a blank check if you would like direct deposit of any refund. FORM 1095A is required if you purchased health insurance or received an exception through the Marketplace. If you fail to bring all necessary information, you will have to reschedule your appointment. All returns will be e-filed to the IRS and you will leave with a paper copy for your files.

Red Cross Blood Drive- SAVE THE DATE
Date: Wednesday, 1/3/2020

Time: 1:00PM – 7:00PM