BELFAST — Local professionals will be offering free informational talks and answering questions at the Belfast Senior Center in coming weeks.  Anyone 60 or older and fully vaccinated against COVID is welcome to come for some or all of the events.

Following are the dates and upcoming talks that are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays:

On May 17, Belfast attorney Randolph A. Mailloux will discuss the necessity of having a proper estate plan in place, including appropriate documents, both for a will-based estate plan and a trust-based estate plan. Q&A will follow.

On May 24, Sen. Glenn “Chip” Curry, D-Waldo, will talk about recent state legislation that can benefit seniors. Did you know you may be able to defer paying real estate taxes? If you are a full-time Maine resident, you will want to hear more about the $850 relief payment  He will take questions and wishes to hear local concerns.

On May 31, representatives from the Belfast Fire Department will provide information on fire prevention and safety in your home and the great outdoors. Learn about when to check devices in your home and when fire safety equipment expires.

Talks will take place as part of the regularly scheduled Belfast Senior Center gatherings that occur on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Belfast Boathouse, at the foot of Commercial Street. Area seniors are welcome to participate in the center’s activities. Masks are requested but the policy may change. The center is free and for those who sign up by 11:15 each Tuesday, the Belfast Soup Kitchen will provide a free lunch. Come, sit, play a game or do a puzzle and learn from the presentations.

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