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Volume 42, Issue 9
FROM THE DIRECTOR: The Senior Center is recruiting for a volunteer with special talents – the talent of exploring new and old places. The social trips at the Senior Center have grown to new heights and we are in need of someone who wants to help plan and attend the social trips as the point of contact. This person would help develop the itinerary (with the assistance of myself and others), be entrusted to pay for the tickets and admission fees (using Center funds), and ensure that all participants have an excellent time. As lead, the chaperone receives complimentary admission/ticket and lunch, plus gets to plan trips to destinations of interest! Training and assistance will be provided. Please contact me if you are interested at (775) 883-0703, [email protected]
or stop by my office.
Sign up for our Social Trips for September! Wednesday, September 14: Reno Air Races We will depart the Senior Center at 10:00am to watch the Opening Ceremony and start of the Reno Air Races. Tickets are $20.00 per person, paid in advance to the Finance Office. Seats will be in Reserved Grandstand – bring sunscreen a hat, and cushion or stadium chair. Bring money for concessions and souvenirs. We will leave following the conclusion of the event (approximately 5pm). Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat.
Wednesday, September 21: Sierra Safari Zoo We will depart the Senior Center at 9:00am for a day at the Sierra Safari Zoo and a picnic lunch. Optional lunch provided or bring your own. Tickets are $8.00 per person, paid in advance to the Finance Office [free for zoo members]. Bring sunscreen, hat and water. We will leave the zoo at 1:00pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat and optional lunch. Monday, September 26: Errands in Reno (Only one trip in September) We will depart the Senior Center at 9:30am and head to Reno for “errands.” We will make stops at Social Security, Meadowood Mall, the VA, and locations in the area. Bring money for lunch and any purchases on your own. We will leave the Mall at 2:30pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat. Wednesday, September 28: Harveys, South Lake Tahoe We will depart the Senior Center at 9:00am for a day at Harveys and South Lake Tahoe. Bring money for lunch and any purchases on your own. We will leave Harveys at 2:00pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat.
Upcoming Events Senior Dance with Don & Nadine Friday, September 2, 2016 Admission is $5.00 per person paid at the door. Doors will open at 5:30pm. We need volunteers please to sell tickets, set up or clean up. Extra hands make light work!!
Resource Contact Information Nevada State Information Service 211 Aging & Disability/CHIP 687-4210 Alzheimer Association 786-3509 Care Chest 829-2273 Carson City Health & Human Services 887-2190 Crisis Call 784-8090 Day Labor 684-0436 Elder Care Law 687-4680 Elder Protective Services 688-2964 Energy Assistance 687-0703 Food Bank 331-3663 HUD (Nevada Rural Housing Authority) 887-1795 JAC (Jump Around Carson) 841-7433 Medication Management Program, Universty of Nevada, Reno 784-1612 Nevada Legal Services 284-3491 Nevada State Welfare 684-0800 Northern NV Center for Independent Living 353-3599 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) 687-4680 Ron Wood 884-2269 Sanford Center on Aging 784-4774 Senior Companion Program 358-2322 Senior RX 687-7200 -SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) 1-877-385-2345 Social Security Administration 1-888-808-5481 Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-877-885-4673 Veterans Administration 786-7200 VA Medical Benefits Information 328-1293 VARN (Volunteer Attnys for Rural NV) 883-8278 Weatherization 887-1795, X124
Page 2 Plan Ahead - October Trips
Monday, October 3: Tahoe Salmon Run. We will depart the Senior Center at 9:00am for an education experience watching the salmon run at Taylor Creek. Prepare for a ½ mile walk that is paved and wheelchair accessible along the Rainbow Trail. Optional lunch provided or bring your own. Bring sunscreen, hat, water, and sturdy walking shoes. We will leave the Taylor Creek at 1:30pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat. Monday, October 10: Errands in Reno We will depart the Senior Center at 9:30am and head to Reno for “errands.” We will make stops at Social Security, Meadowood Mall, the VA, and locations in the area. Bring money for lunch and any purchases on your own. We will leave the Mall at 2:30pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat. Wednesday, October 19: Scheels/The Outlets at Sparks We will depart the Senior Center at 9:30am for a day at Scheels and the Outlets at Sparks. Bring money for lunch and any purchases on your own. We will leave at 2:00pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat. Monday, October 24: Errands in Reno We will depart the Senior Center at 9:30am and head to Reno for “errands.” We will make stops at Social Security, Meadowood Mall, the VA, and locations in the area. Bring money for lunch and any purchases on your own. We will leave the Mall at 2:30pm. Please sign up in the binder found in Reception to reserve your seat.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP (www.alz.org)
September 11th and September 25th
Barbara Singer, Facilitator Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month 1:00—2:30 p.m. Carson Tahoe Cancer Center Conference Room 1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City
CARSON CITY COMMUNITY BINGO
Alejandra Pulido, Family Care Associate – Rural Outreach Support Group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month 2:30—4:00pm
Bingo is played the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Buy-In is $10. All Specials are $1 each or 3 for $2. Cash Ball $1 per pack. Cash Ball pays 100%. Early Birds/Night Owls $3 each or 3 for $6.
Office hours Tuesdays 9:00am – 4:00pm Carson City Senior Center For more information call 775-786-8061
Minden/Gardnerville– Deb Cash, Facilitator Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 2:00—3:00 pm Coventry Cross Episcopal Church 1631 Esmeralda Place, Minden For more information, call 775-786-8061 National Alzheimer’s Hotline 1-800-272-3900 Available to you 24/7.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Healthy Living is a fun and informative hour-long program that uses current research and practical information to encourage people of all ages to age in a healthy and happy way.
“Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels”
Doors open at 11am and the games start at 12:30pm. You must be 21 or older to play. A snack Bar is available. As of August 28th the Progressive Letter X was at $1199. We will be celebrating “National Grandparent Day” on September 11th. Thank you to all the Bingo Volunteers. We hope to see all our loyal Bingo fans this month, and we welcome all new players. Come have a fun afternoon of Bingo and support our Meals on Wheels Program in Carson City, NV. Please call the Senior Center at 775-883-0703 for information about the Bingo, If you happen to see Sashi—congratulate her on her BIG WIN! She happens to be one of our loyal fans. She was very happy and surprised when she walked away with the Cash Ball amounting to $1,019.
Tuesday, September 13th 2:30-3:30 Carson City Senior Citizen Center Zephyr Room 911 Beverly Drive Carson City, NV 89706 Registration Requested at 1.800.272.3900 or apu-
Submitted by Marie Borgo
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Hearing Care of Carson City
Brett M. Weeks, Au.D. Mark Weeks, M.C.D. Doctor of Audiology CCC Audiologist _____________________________________________
Hearing Aids & Audiology
408 North Roop Street, Carson City, NV 89701 775-885-9888
Congratulations to our August Birthdays!! QUEEN
Applications for the Senior Tax Assistance Rebate Program must be filed with the State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division by SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. The program provides up to a $500 rebate on property taxes paid by seniors (age 65+). Please review the application requirements and see if you might qualify. Applications are available in the Elder Resource Advocate or Case Manager offices. To contact the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division please call (775) 687-4210 or visit their website at http://adsd.nv.gov/.
Submitted by Warren Bottino, Elder Resource Director Arlene Noble, 86 years young
GIVE YOUR HEART SOME LOVE. Are you at risk for stroke or heart disease? Get a HeartSmart Screening and gain peace of mind. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), and plaque build-up in carotid arteries are all treatable when caught early. Take charge of your health through low-cost screenings today.
Paul Froehluh, 89 years young
Total cost is $50, includes Bilateral Carotid Ultrasound, Aortic Ultrasound, EKG and Ankle-Brachial Index for PAD. Appointments are required. Register online at CarsonTahoe.com/HeartSmart
to reserve your spot today.
Appointments available as shown: Minden Office September 27th Carson Tahoe Cardiology, 925 Ironwood Drive, Suite1108 Stateline Office October 10th Carson Tahoe Cardiology, 276 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 101 Dayton Office September 29th 901 Medical Center Dr. - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS), in partnership with Carson City Senior Center, are offering the seasonal flu vaccine again this year on October 7, 2016. The clinic will be held at the Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive Carson City, Nevada, in the Joshua Tree Room, 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The flu shot costs $25.00, for private pay; however we will bill Medicare, Medicaid and several private health insurance plans. Please bring your health insurance card with you on the day of the clinic. The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Everyone 6 months and older should get
Barry’s Trivia Question of the Month Barry R. Bjorkman, Former Advisory Council Chairman SEPTEMBER TRIVIA QUESTION What is the difference between a business card and a calling card? LAST MONTH’S QUESTION AND ANSWER.. Q. What was the capital of Siam? A. Bangkok
FREE Medical Resources for Qualified Northern Nevadans. Durable Medical Equipment Diabetic Testing Supplies Prescription Assistance Liquid Nutrition
We are coming to Carson! Senior Center
October 7th, 2016
911 Beverly Drive
Carson City, NV
What to Bring: Nevada ID Proof of income Proof of residency A prescription if needed
7910 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89506 775-829-CARE
THRIFT STORE NEWS!! SPECIALS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER Monday— Kid’s Clothes $2.00/ bag AND—1/2 off Toys and books Tuesday—50% off Tools and Electronics Wednesday—Senior Day 20% off Thursday– Boutique 50% off and flower vases 25¢ Friday– Kitchen items and bedding 50% off Saturday—Everything 50% off (excludes furniture & boutique) EVERYDAY—$3.00 CLOTHING BAG SALE (excludes furniture & boutique)
Paperback Book Bag Sale—$2.00 bag Donations Needed: small appliances, dishwar e, pots, pans and furniture. PLEASE TELL FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT WE ARE IN NEED OF DONATIONS AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO PICK UP THE ITEMS!!! All proceeds help to feed our homebound seniors!
Don’t forget—Pick up for donated items is FREE! HOURS: Monday—Saturday, 10am -3:30pm Submitted by Opal, Thrift Store Manager
Memoir Fall Seminar starts September 21 Everyone has a story to tell. Join instructor and retired WNC professor, Charles “Charlie” McGranaghan to put your story into a memoir. Activities will engage your memories and develop the content of your story. This is a 16 week free seminar, all materials included. Seminar meets Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:00am starting September 21. Space is limited. Sign up at the Reception area at the Senior Center to reserve your seat.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH Cindy Somers is our Volunteer of the Month. Cindy comes to us from McKinleyville, California. She retired after 34 years of being a Clerical Secretary. She has been a resident of Carson City for the past two years and has been a volunteer for the Senior Center since moving here. She has ten years of past volunteer experience as well. Cindy’s clerical skills come in handy when she volunteers in the reception office. She also helps with the lunches by cleaning tables and anything else needing to be done. She became a volunteer because she enjoys working with people and being involved in the community. She encourages others to volunteer because she says “It is a very rewarding experience to get involved in the community.” Her favorite thing about volunteering is helping others. Cindy’s hobbies include reading, exercising, and word puzzles. Become a volunteer today and be one of those people who make a difference. See Shirley in the reception office for an application .
A big Thank You goes out to Lapidary for their generous donation of $200 to Meals on Wheels.
5-week course |Thursday, September 8 | 11:30am-1pm Cost is $20 Health & Wellness Institute 1470 Medical Parkway, Suite 250 What is intuitive eating? It's a revolutionary program that can help you create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. Through these groundbreaking classes, you can make peace with food, free yourself from chronic dieting, and rediscover the pleasures of eating. Call (775) 445-5169 to sign up now. Kim Mason, RD and Renee Bauer, RD
HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS Classes/Counseling, Lectures, Screenings
Carson Tahoe Health & Wellness Institute proudly offers multiple ways people can stay educated, participate in healthy activities and receive preventative screenings throughout the year. Please contact us at (775) 445-5169 with any questions or comments.
OUR “MOST WANTED” All Game Systems, Autos, Bicycles, Boats, Chainsaws, Coins, Collectibles (most collectibles—call first), Computers/Laptop/Desktop, Costume Jewelry, Electronics, Generators, Guns/Rifles, iPods/iPads, Jewelry, Lawn/Garden Equipment, LCD TV’s, Motorcycles, Music Instruments, Scrap Copper, Scrap Gold, Silver, Snowmobiles, Stereos, Tools, Trailers We will pay top dollar for your items. You could have cash in your pocket today, so don't delay. CAN’T COME TO US? WE WILL COME TO YOU! Call 775-882-8882. Ask for Teresa or Charlotte.
We are licensed and bonded and take all kinds of items, so please give us a call and let us see what we can do for you. We have been voted #1 in the Nevada Appeal's Reader's Choice Awards for many years. CAPITOL CITY LOANS 5951 Hwy 50 East Carson City
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Senior Center (775) 883-0703; FAX: (775) 883-2869 9:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday
ADVISORY COUNCIL Laurel Stadler, Chairman—9/17 Vi Bibee, Vice Chairman—9/16 Pete Dupre, Council Member—9/17 Diane Hathaway, Council Member—9/17 Marie Borgo, Council Member—9/16
Lunch served 11:30 -12:30 Suggested donation $2.25—Seniors; $6.00—under 60
Barbara McCumber, Council Member 9/16
Gift Shop: (775) 283-7982 10:00 - 3:00, M-F
Jane Wong, Council Member—9/17
Thrift Store: (775) 882-0151 10:00 - 3:30, M-Sat. Newsletter Editor Sandy Gray [email protected]
cell: (775) 772-3176
Cindy A. Somers, Council Member—9/16 John C. Wilson, Council Member—9/16
SENIOR CENTER DIRECTOR
Courtney Warner DEPARTMENT BUSINESS MANAGER Dawn Beck ELDER RESOURCE ADVOCATE Warren Bottino
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