Putnam Patter for Nov. 15, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dine With a Doc lets seniors discuss medical issues with doctor

A Dine with a Doc event is set for Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at First National Bank, 1128 Indianapolis Road, Greencastle.

Dine with a Doc is a free event that welcomes local senior citizens to hear a presentation and enjoy a complimentary lunch.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. James Hartill, O.D., of the Columbus-based Tavel Optical Group. He will discuss such issues as cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes and diabetes.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling Senior Education Ministries at (877) 223-6109.

Group provides support for those who lost loved ones during holidays

No matter how long it's been since a loved one died, grief can make the holidays a painful time -- but there's hope. Join the Surviving the Holidays group 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Greencastle Christian Church, 620 Primrose Lane.

There is a $5 registration fee, and scholarships are available.

Surviving the Holidays is sponsored by Greencastle Christian Church and Horizon Hospice Care. For more information, call 721-2695.

Church hosts community outreach Thanksgiving Dinner

Greencastle Christian Church will host a community Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25.

Dinner will be served at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided if needed. Box dinners will also be available to be picked up at the church or delivered to shut-ins.

Anyone who wishes to participate should call 653-5816.

Putnam County Giving Tree applications distributed

Applications for this year's Putnam County Giving Tree program are now being distributed at local public schools.

Families will be able to pick up gifts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the University Service Center, located at the corner of Hill and Jackson streets on the DePauw University campus.

Tax Aide seeking volunteers

The local AARP Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers who enjoy helping others and the challenge of completing tax forms. All volunteers will be provided with training materials, as well as assistance in completing the test required by the Internal Revenue Service.

Once training is completed, individuals will have the knowledge necessary to prepare most tax returns.

All tax preparation will be done at the Putnam County Public Library.

Volunteers are asked to be available at least four hours per week.

All tax preparation is done by appointment, and volunteers will always work with a partner.

The season begins Feb. 1 and concludes on April 15.

Those who are interested in becoming tax prep volunteers can visit www.aarp.org

At the site, click on "Money, taxes," then "AARP Tax-Aide."

For more information, contact Karen Shillings at 653-6577 or karenfs1@comcast.net

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