For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Ciarlo
Reno, Nev. April 25, 2018. May means Older Americans Month and Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services Division, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and the Regional Transportation Commission are launching a fun-filled schedule beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Washoe County Senior Services Center on 9th Street in Reno.
As part of opening ceremonies, Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services is hosting an information fair for seniors, highlighting several programs and services available for our elderly population. With more than 40 local agencies participating, citizens can also learn about ways to volunteer to help seniors.
“Older Americans Month is a great opportunity for our beloved seniors to learn what resources are available to them in our community,” said Washoe County Commission Chair Marsha Berkbigler. “Our seniors have given so much to Washoe County for so long, so I hope the community will join us in showing seniors the love and support they deserve.”
Who: Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services Division
What: Older Americans Month Opening Ceremonies
Where: Washoe County Senior Services Center, 1155 E. Ninth St., building E in Reno
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 10 a.m.
More Info: Contact Senior Services at 775-328-2575.
Media Contact: Chris Ciarlo at Cciarlo@washoecounty.us or 775-337-4500.
Washoe County Senior Services, the cities of Reno and Sparks, along with several partnering agencies, are hosting more than 100 events throughout May as part of this year’s theme to help seniors engage at every age.
Here are just a few free events we encourage the public to attend and help support:
Friday, May 11
KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Donation Drive at Greater Nevada Field from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, May 18
Incline Community Assistance Center Open House from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
Bocce and meet and greet with seniors at Boondocks Bocce at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
View the Older Americans Month Booklet for a complete list of events.
Pick up a copy of the Older Americans Month Booklet at Sparks City Hall, Reno City Hall, Incline Village Parks and Recreation, Sun Valley General Improvement District, and all Washoe County Libraries and local senior centers.
Numbers to Know
376,254 meals a year delivered to seniors through the HSA Home Delivered Meal program.
20,782 Washoe County seniors receive services through various HSA programs during FY 17.
Older Americans Month is made possible thanks to the Washoe County and City of Reno Senior Advisory Boards.
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