Engaging, Enriching and Connecting People
Community Thread’s vision is a community where all people are engaged, enriched and connected. We leverage resources and volunteers to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our local community. We do this by providing services aimed at older adults, particularly those who desire to age in place, as well as advocating for and supporting volunteers throughout the St. Croix Valley region. Our name symbolizes our belief that each act of service is a thread that ties people, communities and lives together.NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Thank you for the outpouring of support for Community Thread's Holiday Hope program. Your generous contributions have made this holiday a little brighter for more than 380 households who are experiencing challenges this season. Happy Holidays to everyone!
Tax Volunteer Needed
We are currently seeking a volunteer to help administer our AARP Tax Assistance program from February through April 2015. Please see the complete "job" description here. You may contact Sharon Pallarino for more information. Learn more about the tax program here.
AARP Tax Assistance
Appoinments available beginning January 12, 2015
Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the Minnesota Department of Revenue,offer free tax assistance by appointment at Community Thread beginning in Februay 2105. The Tax-Aides will explain tax requirements, answer your questions then complete your tax return (based on the documents that you present) and electronically file your tax return at no cost to you. A copy of your tax return and all original documents will be returned to you. Assistance is free. Learn more about the program.
ACT on Alzheimer's Community Meeting
Tuesday, January 6 - 2-3:30 pm at Family Means
Over the past year there has been a team of residents, community organizations (including Community Thread), healthy care providers, and others working together to make the Stillwater area more dementia friendly. You're invited to learn the findings of a recent community survey and help determine actions the Stillwater area will take to become more informed. The meeting will be held FamilyMeans, not Community Thread. Learn more about ACT on Alzheimer's.
Lunch and Learn - Changes at ISD 834
Thursday, January 22 - 11:30 am
RSVP by Tuesday January 20 by calling Community Thread at 439-7434
The Stillwater Area School District (ISD 834) is considering ways to improve its facilities for students and make school buildings more accessible to the community–and to residents like us! Please join us for a soup lunch on Thursday, January 22 at 11:30 at Community Thread. School district leaders will be on hand to serve us a meal and talk with us about their plans to enhance facilities.
Ebola-Vaccines & other Public Health topics
Tuesday, January 27 - 10:00 am
Register by Friday, January 23 by calling Community Thread at 439-7434
Join Washington County Public health nurse Jennifer Schreifels for an informative discussion about preventing illness and maintaining good health. Learn about vaccines and other preventative measures that will keep you feeling your best. Jennifer will also share information about Ebola and other health threats discussed in the news.
Winter Weather Policy
Community Thread follows the Stillwater Area School District Weather Policy. If schools are closed, Community Thread will be closed and all activities cancelled for that day.
Thank you to our Connecting Partners
for Supporting Our Signature Service Initiatives.
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