Upcoming FREE Virtual Events

 The Good Life 

Promoting health and well-being for older adults throughout the East Bay and beyond.
Enroll in FREE classes today, class sessions start January-March. 
Exercise, Nutrition, Brain Health, Spirit, and  Resources 
Click the flyer below for more information:

 

Elder Health Care Abuse: Scam and Fraud Prevention

Join the free Webinar on April 15 at 12:00 PM.  Unfortunately, fraud and scams aren’t uncommon among older and dependent adults. Included in the top types of abuse against this population is health care fraud. Click the image below to register.

Senior Health and Safety Drive Through Resource Event

Join us for a FREE event hosted by The City of Brentwood, Brentwood Senior Citizen's Club Inc., and East County Senior Coalition on Monday, April 26. Click the flyer for more information in English and Spanish:

         

Powerful Tools - Family Caregiver Alliance

This class offers skills and tools for family caregivers of those with a chronic condition like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or stroke. Participants will learn how to: reduce stress, make hard caregiving decisions, communicate more effectively, and prevent burnout. Open to San Francisco Bay Area residents. Thursdays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. To register for English please click the flyer below:

Esta clase ofrece nuevas habilidades y herramientas para cuidadores familiares de personas con una enfermedad crónica como Alzheimer, Parkinson o derrame cerebral. Los participantes aprenderán cómo: reducir el estrés, tomar decisiones difíciles sobre el cuidado, comunicarse de manera más eficaz y prevenir el agotamiento. Esta clase correra por 6 semanas y tendran que participar en ella una vez a la semana. La primera clase empezara en Marzo 17, Marzo 24, Marzo 31, Abril 7, Abril 14, y Abril 21.

Well Connected: Enriching Lives and Supporting Wellbeing

In this time of separation, Well Connected and Well Connected Español are here for you—to provide laughs, intellectual stimulation, inspiration, conversation, and more, all via groups you can join from home, by phone, or online at no cost to you.
Whether you like art or zoology, music or meditation, there is a program for you. Each Well Connected session offers groups and classes on a wide range of topics. You’re sure to find one that interests you. And Well Connected meets 365 days a year, so there’s always a chance to connect.
How does it work?
Well Connected members call in via a toll-free number at a set time each week, with some groups also offering the option to connect via computer, tablet, or mobile device. Most groups last 30 minutes to an hour with around 12 participants. Newcomers are always welcome! If you don’t feel like talking at first, you’re welcome to just listen as long as you’ve let the group know you’re there.
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Senior Rally Day

Advancing the Master Pan for Aging will be held on May 4th from 9am - 2pm.  Please click the link to REGISTER and/or the flyer for more information.  

Staying Connected during COVID-19

While sit-down meals at Contra Costa Cafes and other group activities are being cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, alternative programs can provide connection if you are alone or feeling isolated. Please click the flyer for more information:

SparkPoint Contra Costa Free Tax Preparation Assistance 

With many tax aide centers closed, SparkPoint Contra Costa will continue to provide income tax assistance at no cost to participants. This service is ran by volunteers who have been certified with the IRS and have been providing free tax services for over 10 years. Please see below for details. • Appointments can be made beginning Monday, February 1. No appointments can be made prior to this date. • This service is on a drop-off basis only with a 24 hour turnaround. Income requirement of 75k or less. • The required documents and paperwork needed will be given at the time you make an appointment. • Location: 3105 Willow Pass Road Bay Point, CA 94565 • Phone Number: 925-252-2331 • Hours of Operation: Monday—Friday from 9:00 am—12:00 pm and 1:00 pm—3:00 pm.

 

AARP Tax Aide 

AARP Tax-Aide program in Brentwood will not be taking any additional appointments at this time.  As a result of the pandemic, the program has limited resources and will only be offering the services to people who have already called and have been placed on an appointment request list.  If you have contacted AARP Tax-Aide or the Brentwood Community Center and been placed on the appointment request list, please be patient and know that an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer will contact you.  We appreciate your patience, and if you have questions, please contact Karen Nunez at 925-989-7482. 



VITA - FREE TAX Preparation

IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCA) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
VITA - This free service is on a drop-off basis only and you must make an appointment; call 925-252-2331. This service is located at 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point, CA 94565.
DOCUMENTS YOU MUST BRIGN WITH YOU TO YOUR APPOINTMENT ARE AS FOLLOWED:
1. ID for you and your spouse
2. SS card or ITIN for everyone who will be on the tax return
3. All W2s, 1099s, SS retirement, 1098s and other tax forms
4. If you are self-employed, you must total your income, expenses and business mileage before your appointment
5. Health coverage form 1095A ONLY, they do not have to have B or C
6. Mortgage interest statement, mortgage insurance, and property taxes
7. Medical expenses & donations
8. Savings or checking account and routing numbers for direct deposit
9. Last year's tax return
10. Childcare provider information

Alzheimer's Association Services

24/7 Alzheimer's Association Helpline: 800-272-3900
Alzheimer's Association is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialist and master's-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families, and the public.
Contact the helpline day or night to:
Speak confidentially with master's-level care  consultants for decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on  issues families face every day.
Learn about symptoms of Alzheimer's and all other dementias.
Find out how to attend local programs and services like education programs and support groups, all  currently being offered by phone or webinar.
Get general information about legal, financial and care decisions, as well as treatment options for managing symptoms.
Receive help in your preferred language through our bilingual staff or translation services, which accommodate more than 200 languages.
Access support through our TTY service (TTY: 866-403-3073) if assistance is required via teletype device.

Online Education Programs - Alzheimer's Association
Please click the flyers below for English and Spanish classes throughout February: