Reno Area Senior Services, Resources & Programs
Reno, Sparks, Washoe County, UNR, and the State of Nevada have numerous services and programs for our senior citizens.
Senior Services from the City of Reno
Connecting Seniors Newsletter is a free quarterly publication containing information about community events, programs, classes, and activities of particular interest to local seniors. It is available online at City of Reno Seniors, and can be picked up at many Reno recreation facilities, including Northeast Community Center, Neil Road Recreation Center, Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center, Washoe County Senior Center and the Downtown Reno Library. Stay current by reading the latest copy. For more information call (775) 657-4602. You can sign up online for this newsletter and several other types of information from the city.
City of Reno Senior Activity Locations
Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center
3925 Neil Road, Reno, NV
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center
Washoe County Senior Services Center
City of Sparks Senior Center & Programs are held at the Sparks Senior Citizens Center and offered through Washoe County Senior Services.
Washoe Senior Ride Program - a program that can be used to help cover the cost of taxi rides and tips, helping seniors maintain their mobility and independence. The program is a service of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). (775) 348-0477.
Senior Discounts - What the magic age to qualify for a variety of senior discounts is depends on who you are dealing with. Check this article for some of the senior discounts available around Reno and Sparks.
May is Older Americans Month - In Reno, Sparks, and throughout Washoe County, May has numerous events and activities for senior citizens in recognition of Older Americans Month.
Senior Fest - This free annual event is held in September. Senior Fest features services and local businesses that cater to the needs of senior citizens in the Reno area.
Senior Center Community Library
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Sanford Center for Aging
State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division
Social Security Administration
Medicare - Official U.S. government website for the Medicare program. (800) 633-4227
More Services for Reno Area Senior Citizens
AARP Nevada State Office
Health Benefits Associates - Free help obtaining health coverage, including small business, individual and family, and Medicare. Locally owned business shops every insurance company doing business in Nevada to find the best coverage and price. (775) 828-1216.
SeniorAdvisor.com - SeniorAdvisor is an online resource for finding senior care facilities in the Reno / Sparks area, including assisted living, nursing homes, in-home care, Alzheimer's care, apartments, group living, and more. You can search the listings and read reviews from those who have utilized the services.
Seniors in Service - Provides three programs for seniors in northern Nevada - Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, Seniors in Service Respite Voucher Program. (775) 358-2768.
Reno-Sparks Assistance League Food Pantry - Support with food supplies for qualifying Washoe County seniors. (775) 329-1584.
Food Bank of Northern Nevada - Food distribution for seniors and others in need in northern Nevada. (775) 331-3663.
St. Vincent's Food Pantry - Non-perishable, canned and packaged food products to individuals and families in need at no cost. (775) 786-5266.
Access to Healthcare Network - Numerous health-related services for seniors and others in northern Nevada.
Community Health Alliance - Health care for all, regardless of age or income, insured or uninsured. (775) 329-6300.
Aging Services - Senior RX - Prescription drug assistance through Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division. (775) 687-0539.
Northern Nevada HOPES - Non-profit community health center in Reno. (775) 786-4673.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) - Local help for people with Medicare. 1-800-307-4444.
Care Chest of Sierra Nevada - Free programs designed to fill insurance gaps for underserved populations. (775) 829-2273.
Center for Healthy Aging - Non-profit provides access to quality of life programs. (775) 376-3210.
Daybreak Adult Day Health Care - Services are designed to provide social and health services to adults who need supervision and supportive care outside of the home. These programs also offer respite for caregivers from caregiving demands. (775) 328-2591.
The Continuum - Adult daycare and home modifications. (775) 829-4700.
Adult Protective Services - By the State of Nevada for persons 60 years old and older who may experience abandonment, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation. (888) 729-0571.
NevadaLawHelp.org - Free and low-cost civil legal assistance for those who cannot afford legal help. (775) 284-3491.
Nevada Legal Services - Serves seniors living in Washoe County, regardless of income. (775) 334-3050.
Washoe Legal Services - Non-profit organization that provides free and low cost legal services to northern Nevada. (775) 329-2727.
Nevada 2-1-1 Senior Services - Helping senior connect with the services they need. 2-1-1 or 1-866-535-5654.
Benefits Check Up - Find out what benefits may be available in our area.
Nevada Senior Guide - Information for Nevada seniors about homes, health, services and leisure activities. (702) 269-9290.
Solutions and Resources Associates (SARA) - A service connecting people with needed resources. (775) 742-3288.
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