Senior Notes

Lunch with Bill Moyers

Seniors are invited to have lunch and watch a video of Bill Moyers interviewing people and discussing issues from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. the third Friday of the month at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Caregiving course offered

The American Red Cross will provide a two-hour course on Family Caregiving of Seniors, including information about home safety, handling personal care, medication precautions, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and avoiding burnout.


The class will be at 12:30 p.m. April 27 at the Susi Q Senior Center. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Workshop on change

UCLA clinical psychologist Marion K. Jacobs will lead a workshop on making successful changes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Susi Q.

Jacobs will teach specific techniques such as “Mindfulness Training," “Getting Rid of Dysfunctional Thinking" and the “Overcoming Roadblocks to Change Through the Use of the Downward Arrow Technique."


The cost is $50, which includes a copy of Jacobs’ book “Take-Charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life"¦One Sentence at a Time."

For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

Estate planning series

A free lecture series by local attorney R. Lee Andersen will provide a brief summary of what is involved in estate planning for individuals with modest estates.

The series takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Susi Q. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

?April 22: Living Trusts/Wills;

?May 27: Power of Attorney for Financial Management;

?June 24: Advance Health Care Directives and POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).


Free tax preparation help

The Susi Q Senior Center is offering free tax preparation to the community. IRS-trained volunteers will be available to give basic tax help to those with middle to low incomes who file simple tax returns, with special attention given to those 60 and older.

AARP’s tax-aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 form and the more standard of the schedules, including Schedules A and B. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. All returns will be filed electronically. Tax assistance is offered at 9:15, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 15. Call (949) 497-2441.