AARP Tax Prep cancelled for 2021
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, AARP will be unable to provide tax prep service to our seniors this year.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we wanted to let you know as soon as we did so you may make other arrangements to have your taxes done.  The only place we are aware that they may do some tax prep is at the Warminster Library, Central Bucks Senior Center and Bucks County Opportunity Council.  We also have a member who may be able to help.  Go to the Newsletter section of our website and click on January/February Newsletter and more info can be found there.

Important message to all persons 60 and over:
We are all in this together! Feeling isolated? The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging is offering a telephone assurance service to any Bucks County senior (60+) who is feeling isolated and would welcome a chance to connect with one of our volunteers. Staying socially connected is essential to good health and has been especially challenging since the onset of social distancing practices. This program allows Bucks County residents to connect with someone new, get to know one another, and share their experience through the course of this pandemic. To join this program, call 267-880-5700 and ask to be registered for the telephone assurance program. It’s amazing the difference a little togetherness can make!
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Doylestown Health Connections is offering FREE virtual health & wellness programs to the Ben Wilson members. They will be sharing blogs monthly
and you may find information and programs that will help you stay healthy.  Virtual programs will be presented by doctors, healthcare providers & nutritionist affiliated with Doylestown Health. These virtual health & wellness programs are free for the community, giving access to quality education with a place to ask questions and get answers without making an appointment.
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Bucks County YMCA NEWS
LIVING ACTIVE EXTENDED is available to all seniors ages 65living in Bucks County. The program enables participants to come together virtuallyas well as in-person at our branchesand provides opportunities for physical activitywellness supportand purposeful conversations through ongoing communication among peers and Y staff.
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SPAGHETTI (Provided by Board Member John R.)

For several years, a man was having an affair with an Italian woman. One night, she confided in him that she was pregnant. Not wanting to ruin his reputation or his marriage, he paid her a large sum of money if she would go to Italy to secretly have the child. If she stayed in Italy to raise the child, he would also provide child support until the child turned 18.

She agreed, but asked how he would know when the baby was born. To keep it discrete, he told her to simply mail him a post card, and write ‘Spaghetti’ on the back. He would then arrange for the child support payments to begin.

One day, about 9 months later, he came home to his confused wife. ‘Honey’, she said, ‘you received a very strange post card today’.

‘Oh, really? Let me see…’, he said. The wife gave it to him and watched as her husband read the card, turned white, and fainted. On the card was written: ‘Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti. Two with meatballs, one without. Send extra sauce.’
During our closure we will post some fun things on the home page for your enjoyment.  We will update weekly.

TRAVEL with us during our closure!
This week lets explore Lake Tahoe.
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Lake Tahoe, California

This image was taken at Stateline, NV looking toward Mount Tallac in Lake Tahoe. Winter scene.

This year-round destination shines in January — or is it the sparkle of sunshine on the fresh powdery snow? Winter sports fans love the beauty of the blue lake, rugged mountains, and cozy apres-ski time. The first month of the year is the snowiest in Lake Tahoe, perfect for outdoor fun or beautiful views from indoors. Daytime temperatures reach the mid-40’s, and nights can dip to the mid-20’s. With fresh mountain air and outdoor space, it’s ideal for healthy exercise and social distancing. On the southern shore of the lake, Edgewood Tahoe is minutes from Heavenly Mountain, with 97 trails, 28 chair lifts, and two terrain parks — something for everyone. Skiers will want to check on COVID-related safety guidelines and look into an EPIC pass for reservations. Edgewood Tahoe is teaming up with Veuve Clicquot for “Clicquot in the Snow” and non-skiers can get into the fun with “Snowshoe to the Champagne Chalet,” with indoor and outdoor seating by the fire or ice skating on a rink complete with a Veuve mobile bar. The quaint downtown of South Lake Tahoe offers shops, restaurants, and breweries. In North Lake Tahoe, nestled mid-mountain at Northstar California, The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe offers luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and seasonal spa treatments. The ski valet manages skis and gear, and Northstar offers ski-in/ski-out access. Shopping and dining are conveniently located nearby in the Village at Northstar and in historic downtown Truckee. 

Check out these top 5 locals only restaurants in Lake Tahoe!
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DRIVERS WANTED…Is your New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer more in the Community? 

Image result for driver clip artDrivers needed for MEALS ON WHEELS in Warminster.  Week day mornings only.  Flexible with hours & days.  Gas & mileage reimbursed.  Drivers also needed for pick up of baked goods & bread.  Call the Center and ask for Amanda for pick up times, locations, etc.

CHESS CLUB looking for players!  All levels welcome.  We have all levels of chess on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm and Intermediate/Advance on Wednesdays 9am-Noon.  Please stop by and give it a try.  We have an on site chess class leader to help you learn the game or improve your game.

What’s going on this month: 

  • For all regular activities, check out our activities section!!

Drivers for Meals on Wheels and Donation Pick Ups.  Kitchen volunteer needed Wednesday mornings 8am-1:30pm.  Call Amanda Gershanick at the Center for further info. 

BWSAC asks for your help….
PLEASE participate in our fundraisers, donate $, merchandise or your time, keep up with your membership payment, or mail a check to the Center or stop by the Center to make your donation.  Every dollar counts!  No amount is too small or to big!!!  Make checks payable to Ben Wilson Senior Activity Center.  Much thanks and appreciation for your support.

BWSAC and it’s projects, activities and programs are funded in part by the County Commissioners, through the BCAAA and the PA Department of Aging.