Exciting News for the New Year
Dear Friends:

The last year has been an impactful year for RSVP!

We continued the long standing tradition of presenting RSVP’s Carnivals & Celebrations in May, July and October; launched E-News – our first digital newsletter to bring you important monthly updates; added 2 new events to support our Veterans – Reaching For Zero and Veterans & Their Caregivers Resource Fair; presented 6 Respite Education & Support Tools Trainings (REST) to 64 caregivers, volunteers, and community members; hosted a Dementia Friends Information Session reaching 57 caregivers and citizens in 5 communities; issued a Call to Action utilizing local newspapers, social media, Radio PSA’s, and television commercials to help grow our number of volunteers and create awareness for the Transportation and Respite Programs; and most importantly - RSVP’s team of volunteers and project staff provided more than 8,500 seniors and other clients with a myriad of lifesaving services to help them maintain their independence with dignity.  What a busy year! 

We sincerely thank all of the volunteers, family, friends, clients, businesses, grantors, and other supporters who have helped in bringing RSVP’s valuable services throughout rural Nevada.
Java Music Club starts in January. A unique weekly program that offers hands-on, fun learning for persons living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia or care recipients with a variety of other disabilities such as Cancer, COPD, Parkinson's or Diabetes. Additionally, it offers the primary caregiver support, respite care, independent living services, and a much-needed BREAK!

Carson City: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division St. Thursdays, 1:30 – 4

Pahrump: Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 W. Basin Ave.
Fridays, 11am-3 pm

To sign up or if you have questions, contact: Steven Nichols
775-315-7615 or snichols@nvrsvp.com
RSVP welcomes Marc Sabella to the team

We are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Marc Sabella to the position of Controller in our Carson City office.
Marc earned his BS degree in Accounting Business Administration from Cal State University Northridge in 1988, and for over 25 years has served as a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. Marc has distinguished himself as an expert in financial information, services and transactional accounting, investing, tax preparation and other financial services. “I’m looking forward to being part of making a positive difference in the communities and the industries in which I live and serve, and to help Nevada’s seniors and others in need” said Marc Sabella.
Marc can be reached at (775) 687-4680 x5 or msabella@nvrsvp.com.         
Participate in an Older Adult Study Today 
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, are examining older adults’ emotions and social networks and are asking for your help to complete a confidential online survey that will take about 20 minutes.

If you are age 65 or older and would like to participate, please follow this link to complete the survey: Older Adults' Emotional Survey

As a way to say Thank You for completing the survey, you could win 1 of 4
$10 Amazon gift cards!

What's Happening in Pahrump

RSVP’s Pahrump Field Office is partnering with NyE Communities Coalition (NyECC) and other groups to bring valuable information, activities and learning opportunities to support elders, veterans, caregivers, persons living with dementia, and others in need. 
Friends Day Out – held every Friday, 11am-3pm. Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 W. Basin Ave. 
Dementia Friendly Pahrump Community Action Group – held the 2 nd Friday of each month, 1-3pm, at NyECC Campus, 1020 E. Wilson Rd., Rm 32.

Art 4 Seniors (Art and Craft Classes) – held the 1 st and 3 rd Thursday of each month, 9:30am-Noon, in the NyECC Campus, Rm 32. $10 donation. 

To sign up for these events, or to learn about RSVP’s volunteer opportunities in Pahrump, please contact Jan Lindsay, RSVP Field Representative, at: (775) 751-5282 (Transportation Program) or (775) 253-5791 (Respite and Homemaker Programs), or via email: pahrump@nvrsvp.com .
Client Testimonial in Pahrump Shows Impact!

"Dear Jan, Thanks for assigning Joanne as an RSVP volunteer for my aunt Pauline. This gave Polly a new friend and really brightened her last days, and it gave me peace of mind and freedom because of the respite care to go downtown and leave her in such good hands. May the RSVP program continue to flourish. Here is a small contribution in my aunt's memory."
- Caregiver/Family Member on behalf of RSVP Client

Come hear the latest information on affordable housing options in Nevada, presented by Stephen Aichroth, Administrator at Nevada Housing Division .

The event is hosted by Senior Outreach Services, and takes place on Tuesday, February 12th, 9-11am.

Event Location: University of Nevada, Reno, Pennington Health Sciences : Room 227.

If you plan to attend, please contact Sina Ward at 775-784-7506, or email: sinaw@unr.edu by Feb. 8th. 
   The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
— William Shakespeare

Mission Statement

Nevada Rural Counties RSVP program, Inc. (RSVP) is dedicated to helping frail, homebound, and low-income seniors remain independent by providing high quality programs which allow them to stay in their homes with dignity. 

Additionally, RSVP coordinates a volunteer network of seniors who use their skills and talents to provide support to community agencies and address community needs through service.