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Commissioner Hosting Special Senior Luncheon Friday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is organizing a special lunch for seniors and service groups for Friday.

The Fiesta Latina Senior Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 205 North Eastern Avenue.

Clark County Senior Services, Nevada HealthLink, Nathan Adelson Senior Services are just a few of the groups expected at the luncheon.

Seniors will get a chance to learn about services available just for them and allow people to connect with social opportunities in the Las Vegas valley.

Lunch will be provided by Leticia's Mexican Cocina and music will be provided by Las Vegas Salsa y Son.

Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

Free Tax Help for Seniors and Lower-Income People

 

Seniors and lower-income people needing help preparing their income tax returns can find free help at City of Las Vegas senior centers through April.

Volunteers from AARP will offer residents age 50 and older free assistance with personal income tax form preparation and electronic filing at four city active adult and senior centers beginning in February.

Participants in the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer similar free help to Nevada residents at the Doolittle Senior Center starting Feb. 19.

Income restrictions will apply to qualify for assistance. Advance appointments are required at all locations. Bring a copy of your 2011 income tax return and all of your applicable 2012 paperwork to the appointment. Call a center below between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to schedule an appointment:

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

New Sidewalk Ramps Coming to Older Neighborhoods

 

New sidewalks ramps are coming to older neighborhoods of Las Vegas.

The city of Las Vegas has started installing new ramps in two residential areas in an effort to improve the quality of life for people living in that part of the community.

The first area is bounded by Decatur Boulevard, Meadows Lane, Valley View and Charleston boulevards.

The second area is farther east and is bounded by Marion Drive, Charleston Boulevard, Stewart Avenue and the Las Vegas Wash.

The 150 new ramps will improve the look of the neighborhoods and make the areas compliant with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Crews will also be upgrading 25 existing ramps.

The city is using in-house construction staff to complete the work over the next five months. 

Low-Income Senior Apartments Slated for November

 

A new housing community for very low-income seniors is scheduled to open next month in east Las Vegas.

The Tonopah Lamb Apartments, 4250 E. Tonopah Avenue in Las Vegas, will  provide 34 one-bedroom apartments to qualifying low-income households with at least one household member 62 years old or above. Rent is based on 30 percent of household monthly income, with rental assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Income limits apply, but no minimum income is required. Additionally, rent includes water, sewer, and trash/snow removal. Applications are now being accepted for housing; there is no application fee, and applicants are not obligated to move in by applying.