AMAC Foundation Newsletter | October 2019
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Aging at Home Expo Coming Together
We hope to see you at our January 29, 2020 "Aging at Home Expo" at the Lady Lake Library! We expect to have a full complement of exhibitors on hand to discuss the important details you'll need to consider if aging at home is in your future. Areas of focus will include personal security, dealing with dementia, services available in the community, veterans benefits available to help, steps you'll need to take to help prepare your home, and more!

We presently have speakers lined up to present half-hour or one-hour discussions that you can join and take part in. There is no need to register for the Expo or the speaker presentations...just drop in and visit!

Keep in mind that this Expo is a joint venture with the Lady Lake Library. Their annual "Wellness Fair" will be presented on the library's ground floor, while our Expo and speakers will be set up on the second floor. It will be one-stop shopping for many of those areas you need to know more about.

Hope to see you at the Library, 225 West Guava Street in Lady Lake. The event starts at 10:00 am and runs until 1:00 pm.

"Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year - the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer."

Peggy Toney Horton, American Author
Foundation Staffer Earns Additional Credential
In a continuing effort to provide quality service to our constituency, Social Security Advisor Sharon Kleczka recently completed a training program provided by the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts (NARSSA). The course, titled "Social Security and Immigrants" was an eight-section program covering the rules and regulations governing "how immigrants - both legal and undocumented - affect and are affected by the Social Security program."

Topics covered in the program range from qualification for Social Security benefits to how Social Security numbers and Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs) factor into the program's benefit and taxation processes. The program explored the use of fake, stolen, or expired Social Security numbers, as well as rules affecting those who retire outside the U.S. Importantly, the material clarified much of the fiction and misunderstandings about legal immigration, taxation of undocumented immigrants, and the overall affect that all immigrants have on the Social Security program.

Considered an advanced level program, its completion has added substantially to Sharon's ability to serve the needs of legal immigrants and those seeking protection in the U.S. We commend her diligence in continued exploration of ways to serve retirement-age workers.

Foundation Staff Braves the Cold to Join Chamber's Outdoor Expo
Seizing on another opportunity to promote local awareness of AMAC and the AMAC Foundation, Sandra Sinagra and Eileen Cook participated in the December 4 annual "Experience Lady Lake Expo" sponsored by the Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce. The event took place on the grounds of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in The Villages, drawing a fairly sizeable crowd of citizens and businesspeople interested in learning more about the variety of commercial enterprises and public organizations serving the local area.

While it was a great opportunity to help us "get the word out" about AMAC and the Foundation and the work we do on behalf of seniors, it was unseasonably cold for early December. Despite the sunshine and bright skies, air temperature in the 50s and persistent high winds dampened visitors' enthusiasm (and ours), although the event was considered a success and worthwhile in promoting understanding of our efforts and projects.

So, how uncomfortable was it? Take a look at the photo of Sandra (below, right), our brave Executive Assistant, as she attempts to appear relaxed and snug in the frigid air. (Those of you in the northern climes are probably chuckling, but you need to remember that down here we've been Floridified.)

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