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Reno Senior Citizens Programs and Activities
Opportunities 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.
City of Reno Senior Services

for program descriptions.
Health Walk Moves Outdoors Day: Daily
Time: Monday through Saturday, 6 - 10 am; Sunday, 8 - 11 am
Location: Various
Fee: Free
Reno Senior Travelers Fee:Varies upon trip location
Card Club Day: Tuesday
Time: 9 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Fee: Free
Walking Group
Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 9:30 - 10 am
Location: Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Leader: Joan Richardson
Fee: Free
Senior Ambassador Program
For information call (775) 356-3176.
Reading Group for Seniors Day: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1 - 2 PM
Location: Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Facilitator: Debbie Shanks
Fee: Free
Single Deck Pinochle
Day & Time: Monday - 10 am - 2 PM
Double Deck Pinochle
Day & Time: Wednesday - 10 am - 2 PM
Location: Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Fee: Free
Computer Class for Seniors Day: Friday
Time: 3 - 4 PM
Location: Northeast Community Center
Instructor: Cameran Stolz
Fee: $20 monthly
Resistance Exercise Class
Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Location: Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Instructor: Joan Richardson
Fee: Free
Quilting Bees
Day: Sunshine Quilters - 3rd Friday of each month
Paperdoll Quilters - 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 10 am - 2 PM
Location: Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Fee: Free
Silver State Super Seniors
Dates: Sept - May
Days: Tue & Thur - Northeast Community Center
Location: Fri - Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Director: Art Broten
Fee: $15 per month
The Best of the Best Resources in Our Community
From Celebrating Seniors! Newsletter
The Senior Resource Network
Callers 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.
Washoe County Senior Center
The 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 manner.
Sparks Senior Center
Both 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 more.
The Senior Law Project
Free legal help for seniors. Located at the Washoe County Senior Center
Sun Valley Neighborhood Center
Many 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.
Humane Society
Senior Pet Adoption Program. Call for more information.
Care Chest of Northern Nevada
829-CARE (2273)
Lending medical related equipment and supplies to those in need. Limited prescription help. Diabetic supplies also available. Call for income guidelines.
The Salvation Army Social Services Department
Emergency needs. Monthly clinic, food, clothing vouchers, vision and dental referral, mattress program and prescriptions (antibiotics only).
Must be eligible for Medicaid and need services in the home. Call for more information.
Women's Health Connection
No cost mammograms and pap tests, income guidelines.
Indepth Sock Company
1-516-921-4248 or
Extra 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.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Meetings 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.

House Calls
775-575-2727 or

A 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 call.
AARP Safe Driving Class
Attendance 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.
Family Resource Centers
Call the Senior Resource Center for information on a Family Resource Center near you.
The Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada
Call for information on Alzheimer's or other Dementia challenges. Respite care information is also available.
The Continuum

Caregiver Support Group available for anyone who is caring for a chronically ill or disabled relative.

The Crisis Call Center
Senior Connection

784-8090 or 1-800-992-5757
Offering callers emotional support, crisis intervention and referral information.
Cancer Support Group at Washoe Medical Center
982-4775 (Sally)
Open to patients, family and friends. Meets every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 PM - No fee
The Community Cabinet
359-2222 Extension 159
Helping 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.
Many 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.
Washoe County Senior Services - Marietta Bobba, Director

for program descriptions and more information.

The 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 manner.

Available 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 living.
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.

A Computerized Safe Drivers Traffic School
We offer computerized traffic school courses that can be done online at nevadascheapesttrafficschool.com from the comfort of your own home at your leisure. When you finish the online course all you have to do is go to one of our testing sites to take a short test, get your certificate and pay the low price of $9.95 for seniors age 55 and over and $14.95 for under 55. If you do not have access to a computer at your home we also offer a computer course in our offices for the same low price. You can use this certificate to receive discounts on your auto insurance, no matter who you are insured with, for 3 years. You can also use the certificate to get demerit points off your license. Our testing centers are conveniently located in Sparks, Carson City, and Las Vegas. If you have any questions you can call 358-1011 in Sparks or 883-4587 in Carson City.


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