Tax preparation assistance for people over 60 or for anyone with a moderate

income begins Monday, February 3 at the Senior Center in Bemidji. Tax counselors

will be available from 9:15 to 2:30 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from February 3

to Monday, April 13. During this time, clients will be seen on a first come first served



Clients need to bring photo ID, social security cards for all individuals on the

return including dependents, copies of all forms of income including tax exempt income,

information on health insurance coverage and last year’s tax return. Both husband and

wife need to be present if possible to efile a joint return. If applying for a renter’s credit,

the certificate of rent paid (CRP) is also needed.


Individuals wanting to only file a rent rebate are encouraged to wait until March.

MN does not process property tax/rental rebates until August.


This free service is provided by the Senior Center, AARP, IRS, and MN Dept of

Revenue. For further information, please call the Senior Center at 751-8836.

“Our Family” Direct Your Labels Program

Please help the Bemidji Senior Center by donating Our Family brand labels with the bar code attached.  You can drop them off at the hostess desk of the Bemidji Senior Center or in the donation can located near the hostess desk.   The Bemidji Senior Center is located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.

Look for this brand at Lueken’s Village Foods, Marketplace Foods and Teal’s Market.  500 labels/barcodes equals $25.00 for our Center.  Every little bit helps!

Mahjong Mondays

Come join us at the Senior Center every Monday at 12:30pm to enjoy playing Mahjong, a fun tile-based game. If you don’t know how to play, this is a great opportunity to learn.  You can also enjoy putting together a puzzle or just drink coffee and visit with other seniors in the community.

Laptop/Tablet Question and Answer Session

Tuesday, March 3rd from 1:00-2:00pm there is a free LIMITED SIZE question/answer session on your specific laptop/tablet questions at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW.

  • Class size is limited to 4 participants.
  • Call the Center at 751-8836 to sign up….please do not email to sign up.
  • Must bring own laptop/tablet and specific questions for instructor to answer.


The Bemidji Senior Center’s monthly Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 8th from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.  The “Best Pancakes in Town” are just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The meal includes juice, coffee and two sausages in addition to the pancakes.  The Senior Creations Gift Shop will also be open.  The Bemidji Senior Center is located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.



Thanks for helping us get the word out!

Michelle Crow

Bemidji Senior Center Manager