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Senior Notes

March 24, 2011

Depression in women

The Susi Q has received a small grant to provide senior women with free counseling for depression by a skilled therapist either in their own homes or at the Susi Q, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach. For more information, contact Kathleen "Kay" Wenger at the Susi Q, (949) 497-2441.

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Computer classes on tap

Beginning in April, the Susi Q will begin six new computer classes, one a week for eight weeks. Monday's class is an introduction to Macintosh personal computers and the basics of e-mail. Tuesday's class is an introduction to Windows personal computers and an Internet basics class. Thursday's classes include Getting Started with Facebook and Fun with Photos. Each class is $95 for the series. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Tax preparation help

IRS trained volunteers are available from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays to provide free basic tax assistance to those with middle to low income and with simple tax returns. Tax-aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 form and the more standard schedules including A and B. For an appointment, call (949) 497-2441.

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Beginning Bridge lessons offered

Ann Cressman, instructor and Silver Life Master, will teach beginning bridge starting April 29, for eight consecutive weeks at a cost of $100. Each session will start with a lesson on basic bidding techniques and responses. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Supervised Bridge play lessons

An eight-week class in supervised Bridge play will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting May 2 is designed for players who want to brush up on their skills. The class will include discussion of hands and scoring. Registration and pre-payment are required. The cost is $100. For more information, call (949) 497-2441.

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Free estate planning advice

Attorney R. Lee Andersen is available once a month to assist individuals with questions pertaining to elder law, estate administration, estate planning, Medi-Cal and conservatorships. Call (949) 494-2441 to make an appointment.

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Computer assistance available

Marianna Spoelder is available on a drop-in basis at the Susi Q from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays to help with computer questions, including e-mail, the Internet, word processing, digital photos or how to use various functions of the keyboard. Bring in your laptop. Wi-Fi is also available. The cost for a two-hour session is $10, or $20 for three sessions.

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