Tax Help For Seniors Held At The Library

SonnyphotoBy Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

The Pennsauken Free Public Library is once again hosting AARP Tax Help sessions. This free service is available in the Library’s Community Room, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tax help runs through April 14. This is first come, first served and priority is given to seniors.

Delaware Gardens Winter Clean Up

Seniors living in the Delaware Gardens section of Pennsauken can receive assistance for leaf raking, front yard clean-up and snow removal. The first appointment is free, with a nominal charge for additional assistance. This service is being provided through the Delaware Gardens Neighborhood Initiative.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call (856) 382-1872.

Tips For Staying Healthy During The Winter

Winter and senior citizens aren’t a great combination, but we shouldn’t resign ourselves to becoming “coach potatoes” and plopping ourselves in front of the TV. Cold weather shouldn’t be used as an excuse to slow down. Rather, the winter season is the perfect time to focus on being fit and healthy.

There are plenty of exercises seniors can do in the comfort of their own home to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Some ideas are “chair aerobics,” toe raises at the kitchen counter, or using a treadmill for cardio if you have one. If you’re looking to get out of the house, join a mall walking club. And don’t worry; if you haven’t begun an exercise program, it’s never too late to start. Just be sure to take it easy when beginning and be sure to check with your doctor first.

Also, don’t let the wintertime be an excuse to not go to the doctor, regardless if it’s a checkup or you’re not feeling well. To get the most out of your doctor’s visits, here are some helpful tips.

  • When they talk to you, doctors can get a little too technical. If you don’t understand, ask them to slow down or explain it another way.
  • Don’t let the doctor leave the examining room until you have a firm grasp of what you need to do next. Make sure you know what the doctor wants you to do and find out if you need to schedule a follow-up appointment.
  • Come prepared. Make sure you have everything you need for your visit, from your insurance card to any recent test results.
  • It can be tough retaining all the important information from your doctor visits. Bring a family member or a friend with you to help keep things straight.

Wishing you good health and happiness. Please say a special prayer for our men and women in the Armed Forces.


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