Coming soon to a community near you: Tax help for seniors and low-income folks will again be available in our communities — and it’s free. 

Feb. 16 — April 13: Free tax help at the Ocean Park Library, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 5 — April 16: Free tax help at the Ilwaco Library, Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (For more information, contact Yvonne Howell at 665-5845.

In North County: Feb. 10 — April 14: Free tax help at the Raymond Library, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Be there before 2 p.m. for help that day). For more information, contact 942-2408.

And a reminder from last week: Feb. 8 — Open House at the new DaVita Dialysis Clinic in Long Beach, from 4:30 p.m. to        7:30 p.m. It’s located at 101 18th Street on the highway. You can contact them at 642-3442.

Folks are still receiving assistance in their homes with personal care. Home delivered meals are still being provided. 

Minor home repairs still occur for qualified families. Family caregivers are still getting support. Relatives as Parents can still get once-a-year help. 

Energy assistance, transportation, and a myriad of other services remain in place. 

Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP) provides home delivered meals and is working on increasing transportation options, and you can contact them for more information — or to volunteer as a driver — at 800-828-4883. While you’re on the phone, ask what other services they may be able to provide.

Both CCAP and Catholic Community Services (CCS) provide in-home care on both a private-pay basis and Medicaid In-Home Care basis. 

CCS can be reached at 360-637-8784 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday or at 360-580-2540 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Need some minor home repair? For seniors and low-income folks, Rebuilding Together is active in South County and can be accessed through our office in Long Beach.

How about becoming a member of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) Advisory Council as a minority representative? O3A is looking for a regional minority representative to assist in coordinating senior services in our service area (Pacific, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam counties). For more information or an application contact Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863 or e-mail her at


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