Thursday, February 26, 2009

Seniors Crime Program - March 4th at 1:00pm at the Hugh Embry Library

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. and its Senior Victim Advocacy Program will provide a free seminar at the Hugh Embry Library March 4th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. This program will include the following topics:
  • a free fingerprinting I.D. program for seniors
  • information about the free services provided by the Area Agency on Aging
  • a demonstration of the free 911 cell phones
  • Scam information
  • information about the National Family Caregiver Support Program
For more information about this program, please call Kathy Cromwell at (727)861-5233 or CARES at (352)523-1500.

Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street, Dade City, Fl. 33523

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Youtube is not just for teens!

Youtube is a website which hosts videos created by anyone. It is most known for humor and music videos that teens upload to the site. However, there are older adults who use Youtube to share their information with the world. For example, Olive Riley was known as the world's oldest blogger at 108 years old. She used videos for her "Life of Riley" blog. She passed away last July.

Here is one of Olive Riley's videos:

Clara Cannucciari is a video blogger is who is in her nineties. She has a series of videos on Youtube about Great Depression Cooking. In her videos, she not only shows how to cook frugal depression food, she also tells stories about what it was like to live through the great depression.

Here is one of Clara Cannucciari's videos:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free Tax Help!

The AARP has two ways to help you with taxes this year. If you have a tax question, you can get online help year-round. You can submit your tax questions online here. The website promises to answer your questions within 3 to 5 days.

If you need more help, you can get one-on-one counseling from local AARP Tax-Aide volunteers. They can help you to prepare basic tax forms, such as the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. You can search for nearby Tax-Aide sites by zip code here. You can also call the United Way of Pasco Helpline at 211 to schedule an appointment for your local Tax-Aide site.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cover Florida Health Care Access Program

In 2008, Florida State legislators approved the Cover Florida Health Care Access Program. This program was created to provide affordable health coverage for Floridians who have been without insurance for at least six months or who are recently unemployed. Six private insurance companies have partnered with the State of Florida to create affordable health plans. There are different plans available in different counties.