Senior Citizens Programs, Activities and Discounts
for fun and health for Seniors abound in Reno. Reno Locals is pleased
to provide this list of programs, activities and links to more information
for our Senior Citizens.
Senior Citizen Self Defense
are disproportionately victimized and
unfortunately many self-defense guides
don’t take into consideration
the limitations that often come with age,
which is why we wanted to create this specific
It looks at steps to take to avoid becoming a victim
of crime and should you find yourself in a situation
and how to protect and defend yourself.
Center and Sanctuary
Senior Companion Program
Matching people who need dogs...with
dogs who need people.
program focuses on helping
local seniors find companionship
and purpose through fostering or
adopting homeless senior
canines. Many of these dogs have
been through very traumatic experiences
and need recovery, companionship,
and purpose, just like people
do. Ongoing training, education,
and support are provided
for all of our adopters. When you
adopt a senior dog from CRCS,
you also adopt a new family:
us! We love our dogs and
the seniors who adopt them. Welcome
to the family! Adoption fees
are waived; donations in
any amount are greatly appreciated.
Call or e-mail us today,
a new friendship is right around
Canine Rehabilitation Center and
555 US Hwy 395 North
Carson City, NV 89704
Visit their website
Athletic Club Senior Discounts
|Sports West Athletic Club Reno located
at 1575 S. Virginia Street is offering substantial discounts for Seniors.
Get enrolled for $25 (normally $200) and enjoy $10 off the $50 monthly
Amenities include a saltwater pool (one of only two in Reno), racquetball,
basketball, pilates reformers (extra), a full 30,000 sq ft gym, full
service spa, a full schedule of classes including yoga, dance classes,
aqua fitness, water Zumba and more.
Sports West is the only 24 hour gym in reno that is staffed, we are
the only medically supervised gym, and most of what we do is tailored
to the senior citizen crowd. Call 775-348-6666 for more information.
| Vida Senior Resource specializes in
connecting you with senior care specialists who understand your needs.
We will help you find the best home care agency that will allow you
or your loved one to remain comfortable and independent. The Vida
family offers quality senior home care services that are great alternatives
to leaving your home. Our caregivers offer compassionate home care
services, 24 hours a day if needed, and we GAURANTEE OUR SERVICES!
Vida Certified Home Care Agencies offer many elder care services
to keep you or your loved one in the comfort of their home.
Services include but not limited too...
House keeping services
Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming
We are here to help you find resources for paying for elder home
care. We can help you understand the Medicaid eligibility requirements
for home care for seniors in your state as well as what respite
grants may be available for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Our Senior Resource network will provide you or your senior loved
one with many resources to pay for senior care…
Elderly care at home for Veterans
Reverse mortgages for seniors
Longterm care insurance
Our mission at VIDA Senior Resource is to provide senior care resources
and services that will enrich lives and help maintain the most enjoyable
level of living during the twilight of life. Our senior care professionals
have the expertise and support to help you find the senior care
option that will ensure your loved one receives the compassionate
quality care they deserve.
Please call 775-870-3130 for details or go to www.vidaseniorresource.com
City of Reno
for program descriptions.
upon trip location
||The Reno Senior Dance Club host monthly
dances at the Neil Road Recreation Center. Come and join these friendly
active seniors and dance away the afternoon from 2 - 5 p.m.
and a Movie Club
the first Thursday of every month. See a movie after brunch. Registration
is required and the fee is $20
|If you're 50 years or better, come join
the fun! Rolling into its eighth year, the Sierra Nevada Senior Games
have become a popular athletic event for active seniors who want to
compete with others their age. Twenty-three different sports and events
take place both indoors and out.
Park Community Garden
||The community garden features forty-four
ground plots, and four raised accessible beds for the use of members
of the community with disabilities. The program runs from April through
October with plots assigned on a first come, first served basis with
a fee of $10 per plot or $15 for two plots. All participants must
attend a required orientation to learn about the program.
The Best of
the Best Resources in Our Community
From Celebrating Seniors! Newsletter
Senior Resource Network
receive resource information supporting them in finding programs that
fit their needs. Special lists also include Free Food in Our Community
and The Free Prescription Medication Packet.
County Senior Center
Mission of Washoe County Senior Services is to offer continued opportunities
for the community`s older adults to maintain dignity, to maintain
independence, and to enhance the quality of their lives through the
provision of direct and indirect services in a quality, cost-effective
Senior Centers have Social Service Departments. They give free assistance
on a number of programs such as food, food stamps, meals on wheels,
energy assistance, housing, Medicaid and utility rebate programs and
Senior Law Project
legal help for seniors. Located at the Washoe County Senior Center
Valley Neighborhood Center
activities for seniors, such as Tai Chi, adult lap swimming and many
grandparent friendly activities for you to enjoy with your grandchildren.
Give them a call for updated information.
Pet Adoption Program. Call for more information.
Chest of Northern Nevada
medical related equipment and supplies to those in need. Limited prescription
help. Diabetic supplies also available. Call for income guidelines.
Salvation Army Social Services Department
needs. Monthly clinic, food, clothing vouchers, vision and dental
referral, mattress program and prescriptions (antibiotics only).
be eligible for Medicaid and need services in the home. Call for more
cost mammograms and pap tests, income guidelines.
large, non-binding, wide socks for man and women. Especially good
for people with diabetic or cardiac challenges. Call for an order
form or more information.
Raising Grandchildren Support Group
held the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 PM at the
Washoe County Senior Services Building, 1155 E. 9th Street.
computerized Monitor Service that assists people in maintaining their
independence. Suggest donation, but no one is turned away because
of inability to pay. The only qualification is a need for the daily
Safe Driving Class
in the Safe Driving Class can lower
the cost of your insurance premiums.
There is a $10.00 fee and they are now
conducting classes for all ages in several
new locations. Call between 4 and 6 PM
the Senior Resource Center for information on a Family Resource Center
Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada
for information on Alzheimer's or other Dementia challenges. Respite
care information is also available.
Support Group available for anyone who is caring for a chronically
ill or disabled relative.
Crisis Call Center
784-8090 or 1-800-992-5757
callers emotional support, crisis intervention and referral information.
Support Group at Washoe Medical Center
to patients, family and friends. Meets every Thursday from 11:30 am
to 1:00 PM - No fee
359-2222 Extension 159
people in need by supplying basic hygiene supplies. All supplies and
services are donated to The Community Cabinet. Call the same phone
number to donate.
thanks to the newsletter, Celebrating Seniors, Post
Office Box 14514, Reno NV 89507 for supplying the above resources
to RenoLocals.com. You may subscribe to Celebrating Seniors
by writing to the above address or calling 775-329-5709 - it's FREE.
Senior Services - Marietta Bobba, Director
for program descriptions
and more information.
of Washoe County Senior Services is to offer continued opportunities
for the community`s older adults to maintain dignity, to maintain
independence, and to enhance the quality of their lives through
the provision of direct and indirect services in a quality, cost-effective
programs at Senior Services include:
Benefit Assistance - A staff of licensed social workers
is available to provide assistance with applications and to answer
any questions regarding availble resources in the community.
Daybreak - The Daybreak Program offers group care during
the day in a safe, comfortable environment for disabled persons.
Homemaker Program - Provides assistance in the performance
of activities related to housekeeping and with activities of daily
Nutrition - The nutrition program provides one meal per
day at two senior centers and five satellite sites; home delivered
meals; assessment and screening; and nutrition education.
Senior Law Program - Provides consultation and representation
in legal matters, excluding criminal, divorce, bankruptcy, trusts,
and fee generating cases.
Recreation - Activities are held throughout the month at
both senior centers to encourage socialization and physical activity.
Special Events and New Activities:
SHIP - SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance
to Medicare Beneficiaries in Nevada involving a statewide network
of volunteers. SHIP includes Project NEON (Nevada Elders on the
NET), a statewide network of Internet access points for seniors.
|Hands of Hope Food
Bank - Supplying seniors in need with
food on a weekly basis.
Visit their website here.