AARP Offers Free Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — The countdown is on to file those taxes. If crunching numbers makes you nervous, don’t worry. You have a few free options. Signs at the Eugene Public Library were up Thursday, directing people to the AARP’s annual free tax aide service. The line started early for the first come, first serve help. … Continue reading »

Interview: AARP Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready to file your 2013 state and federal taxes? ¬†Free help is available, starting this weekend. Certified AARP volunteers can help you navigate the new rules. Local AARP coordinator Len Lewandowski joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us about the nearest AARP … Continue reading »

AARP Wants Silver Alert Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association are asking lawmakers to create a Silver Alert program in Oregon. Modeled after Amber Alert systems for missing children, Silver Alert systems enable authorities to notify the public when a vulnerable adult goes missing. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about three in five people with … Continue reading »

Interview: Author Tim Prosch

You may have heard of “the talk” that parents have with their kids, as in the “birds and the bees.” But as you get older, experts say families need to have another¬†talk, about the later years of life. Tim Prosch, author of “The Other Talk: A Guide to Talking With Your Adult Children About the … Continue reading »

AARP Provides Tax Help

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Time is ticking to file your taxes. Luckily, AARP is helping hundreds of people across Lane County get those tax forms turned in. The AARP has set up locations for residents to get free help in Eugene, Springfield, Junction City and Cottage Grove. Tax aide coordinators say they’re primarily trying to help … Continue reading »

Local Groups Offer Tax Assistance

EUGENE, Ore. — April 15 is just more than two weeks away, which means you don’t have a whole lot of time to get your taxes filed. The AARP offers tax assistance sites around Lane County, including one at the Campbell Senior Center. With just two weeks left, aides are really pushing folks to get … Continue reading »

AARP Preps Women on Retirement

EUGENE, Ore. — As women live longer these days, there’s more years of retirement and health care to pay for. The AARP held a conference Saturday to prepare women for their long term future. There are more than 500,000 women in Oregon from the baby boomer generation. Hundreds of them showed up to the Valley … Continue reading »

AARP Offers Tax Assistance

EUGENE, Ore. — Free tax help attracted an early morning crowd at the Eugene Public Library. It’s one of 10 locations in Lane County where trained AARP volunteers are assisting with tax returns. Senior citizens as well as low and middle income residents can sign up for an appointment. It’s first come first, first serve. … Continue reading »

Interview: Preparing Your Taxes

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2013 tax filing season is open. You can now file your 2012 tax return. Typically the season kicks off on Jan. 22, but that was delayed due to the fiscal cliff. Millions of taxpayers will have to wait to file until late February or March because of tax law changes made … Continue reading »