We have started making Tax appointments on February 1st.  We will do the best that we can to serve you.  Please come prepared as there are many rules that we must abide by.  The following items will be required:

· Picture I.D. (Drivers License or State I.D.

· Social Security Card

· Last Years income Tax Return

· Annual Income Statements (W-2)

· Social Security Benefits Statements

· Pension (1099)

· All Interest and Dividend Statements

· Property Tax Bills (Winter & Summer)

· Rent you paid (Landlord  name and Address)

· Heat paid in your name

· Health Insurance Premiums

· 1095-A,B or C Affordable Health care statements

· Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received

It is important that you have all of the above in your hands when you make an appointment  Please call 469-4556 for an appointment

A Note from Tim

Thank you for your understanding during our closings due to bad weather  and all the rescheduling of Transportation, Taxes, Foot Clinic and other services and activities.

Also Phase III Construction of the Lower Level will be completed this month and it will be reopened for events and activities. This was the final phase of the renovation and includes the entire lower level.  The Board approved up to $168,134 to complete this phase and unlike Phase l and Phase ll the funding came from a construction loan.  The lower level  includes full length windows, handicap restrooms, new kitchen, new lighting, ceiling, walls, and floors.

Now that our renovation is complete, we ask everyone to help keep it clean and maintain this facility at a high level.  Please don’t hesitate to notify the staff or me if you see something that needs attention. 


River Valley Senior Center



Text Box: Volume 19, Issue  3                      					                         March 2019

Health News

By Kathy Steinke


Heart failure doesn’t mean that your heart has failed or stopped beating, it just means it isn’t working as well as it should.  Essentially it isn’t pumping enough blood and oxygen to meet your body’s needs.  You may feel ok when you’re just sitting or resting but when you’re up and around you may become short of breath and fatigued.  The most common cause of heart failure is that the muscle on the left side of the heart becomes weak or stiff.  This is usually caused by coronary artery disease or high blood pressure.  It is important to work with your doctor to treat the cause of your heart failure.  It won’t cure it but it can help take some of the stress off your heart so it doesn’t have to work as hard.  Because the heart is a pump, if it doesn’t pump enough blood out of the heart, blood and fluid can back up and pool in the lungs.  The fluid pools in the little air sacs and makes it hard to breathe well, especially when lying down or during physical activity.  Fluid may also build up and cause swelling in the ankles, feet, legs or belly.  With heart failure you may:  feel very tired, be short of breath (especially with physical activity or when lying down at night), have swollen legs or ankles, have a dry cough, have trouble sleeping, not feel like eating much, feel sick to your stomach, have to urinate (pee) more at night, gain weight.  You may have any of these problems together or individually at different times.  You might have good days and bad days.  No matter what, keep taking your medications and see your doctor regularly. 


Board Of Directors Meeting

Wed, March  20th, at 9:00


The River Valley Senior Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting in the upper level of the Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month.













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