Free Tax and Retirement Planning Seminar
There will be a blood drive and free tax/retirement planning seminar on Wednesday, February 27th at Community Blood Services
The blood drive will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center at 970 Linwood Avenue West. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gilman & Ciocia, Inc., one of the country's largest tax preparation firms located in Washington Township, will sponsor a seminar in the center's conference room on how to reduce your taxes while increasing your retirement income.
Featured speakers Kathy Travis, CPA and Mary Tom, LLC will speak on the new tax law changes and estate planning. They will discuss how to reduce or eliminate taxes on Social Security; how to pay less tax utilizing the 2001 tax law changes; and how to maximize requirement income with minimal risk.
The combined blood drive and seminar were set up to attract blood donors because the blood supply has again dropped to the dangerously low level that was experienced before September 11th.
Currently the center has only a two-day supply of blood. Ideally, it should have a 5-to-7-day blood reserve in order to meet the growing needs of the hospitals it serves.
Anyone wishing to donate and attend the seminar should call 201-251-3703. Appointments are required.
A not-for-profit organization, Community Blood Services provides blood and blood products to 30 hospitals and medical centers in Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex and Hudson counties in New Jersey, as well as in New York City and Rockland and Orange counties in New York.
Whole blood donors must be 18-75 years old (17 with parent's permission), and weigh at least 110 pounds.