Find Out About the Senior Center’s Tax Preparation, Parking Permits & the Senior Shuttle

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Town of Watertown Watertown Senior Center

The Watertown Senior Center is hosting a number of events this week, including:

AARP Tax Preparation

The AARP Tax Prep Volunteers will be returning to the Senior Center starting February 8 through April 15 on Tuesdays and Fridays to prepare tax returnsfree of charge with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income and have no rental income. You don’t have to be an AARP member. All of AARP’s tax preparations are done by trained volunteers who must complete training and pass IRS certification annually to assist in tax preparation. This year, tax assistance will be available at the Watertown Senior Center by appointment only, and available options can change on short notice based on COVID-19 conditions. Call the Senior Center at (617) 972-6490 to schedule your appointment.

Senior Parking Permits

Please check to make sure that your Senior Parking Permit is still up-to-date, and call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 to renew by phone or stop in to purchase a new one. Bring your ID, Car Registration and Fee. You must be at least 65 years old and live in Watertown with the automobile registered in your name. The cost is $3 for a 2-year permit. Parking is limited to two hours at the metered CVS and Library lots in Watertown Square and the metered CVS lot in Coolidge Square. Not valid for metered street parking.

Senior Shuttle Bus for Weekly Shopping Needs & Special Trips

The Watertown Senior Shuttle Bus is back on the road for grocery shopping and some special trips. Masks are required on the bus. Rides are door-to-door and are now scheduled by appointment only. Call the Senior Center at 617-972-6490 for more information and to schedule your ride. Suggested donation is $2.00 roundtrip paid to the driver. Trips to Stop and Shop/CVS/Watertown Savings Bank, Market Basket, Marshalls, Roche Brothers, Target and Trader Joes are on the schedule.

Watertown Food Pantry open Tuesdays, 10 AM – 2 PM

The Food Pantry is located at 80 Mount Auburn Street, rear, and is open Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Food donations are received on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM until 2 PM. Masks are required for all visitors to the Food Pantry. Thank you to all who have donated!

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