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Thursday, February 22, 2007

MEALS ON WHEELS and other stuff

The Nicollet County Committee on Aging met Feb. 21. Information was presented on the Meals on Wheels and Congregate Dining services available to folks in the Nine County Area. These services are now being provided by Lutheran Social Services. The Nicollet County services include congregate meals at Johnson Plaza in North Mankato and at the Senior Center in St. Peter. Home delivery is also available in the cities and in the rural area. Call Nicollet County Public Health at 931-6800 or 1-800-247-5044 and ask for Sylvia Perron. In other counties, contact your public health offices for access to this service.

Senior citizens and others are also being offered free tax preparation. People from the Region 9 area can get the service from the Minnesota Valley Action Council offices at 464 Raintree Road in Mankato. This service is limited to persons with a low income i.e. $28,000 for individuals or $38,000 for a family; senior citizens; people with disabilities; or people who speak limited or no English. The times are Feb. 6- April 14 on Tuesdays 5:30 to 9:00 and Saturdays 12 – 4:00. Call 507-345-6822 or 800-767-7139.

Other sites for folks to get help with taxes are: Summit Center, 518 S 5th Street, Mankato. Call 507-345-5262 for an appointment. And at the St. Peter Community Center, 600 S 5th Street, St. Peter. Call 507-934-3048 for an appointment. All of these sites are handicap accessible. End

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