March/April 2018 Program GuideThe March/April Program Guide is now available. Registration for members will begin on Tuesday, February 12 and non-members may register beginning Tuesday, February 20.
To view the newest Program Guide, please click here.
January/February 2018 Program Guide
The January/February 2018 Program Guide is now available. Registration for members will begin on Tuesday, December 17 and non-members may register beginning Tuesday, December 19.
Please note that information regarding "Exercise Classes" has changed since the program guide was printed. Please refer to the program guide posted here for the most recent information regarding the the exercise classes, or simply click on the"Exercise Classes" page.
To view the Program Guide, please click here.
Rummage Sale Table Reservations Begins January 1, 2018
If you are interested in reserving a table to sell the many treasures in your home that you no longer use, please call Jaymi at 847-588-8420 starting January 1, 2018. A $5.00 donation per table is required at time of reservation. All donations will go to the Niles Food Pantry. Space is limited! Table reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Free Tax Assistance
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helps low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers are trained to assist in filing tax forms and certain schedules, including the Form 1040. Taxpayers with complex returns, or in instances where the counselor feels they do not have adequate training or knowledge, will be advised to seek paid tax assistance. Under the Volunteer Protection Act, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers must stay in the scope of the program and do those returns for which they have received training.
Beginning Tuesday, January 30, 2018, appointments can be scheduled for individuals with simple returns by calling the Tax Hot Line, 847-588-8440, between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Appointments begin in mid-February and run through Tuesday, April 10.
Fight Fraud: Guard Your Medicare Card
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare Numbers is becoming more common. Medicare’s here to help by removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each person with Medicare. Medicare will mail new Medicare cards with the new numbers between April 2018 and April 2019.
Here are some important steps you can take to protect yourself from the identity theft that can lead to health care fraud:
• Don’t share your Medicare Number with anyone who contacts you by telephone, email or in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you (unless you ask us to) for your
Medicare number or other personal information.
• Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare Number.
• Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual items and services received.
If you’re looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:
• Remember there are no “early bird discounts” or “limited time offers.”
• Don’t let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to “act now for the best deal.”
• Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds “too good to be true.”
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare Number or other personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft and health care fraud, visit www.Medicare.gov/fraud or contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol (www.smpresource.org).
This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If you have an account and an email address on file at the Niles Senior Center you may now register online for programs and events. Simply click on the "Online Registration" link to the left side of the page for further instructions and to register for events. If you do not have an account or email address on file at the NSC, please call us for assistance.
If you are interested in reserving a table to sell the many treasures in your home that you no longer use, please call Jaymi at 847-588-8420 starting January 1, 2018. A $5.00 donation per table is required at time of reservation. Read on...
FREE Tax Assistance AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helps low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. Volunteers are trained to assist in filing tax forms and certain schedules, including the Form 1040. Read on...
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card. Read on...