Fall Training and Events
RSVP to Host the 2019 Annual Volunteer Program Seminar

We are excited to present RSVP’s Annual Volunteer Training Seminar October 8 and 9 at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino in Reno.

A lineup of excellent speakers will share best practices in the field of aging, and valuable information on topics that include working with a special clientele, recruiting and retaining volunteers, technology resources, and documentation and reporting. 

RSVP volunteers will have opportunities for networking, roundtable discussions, and receive vital information to help deliver lifesaving services to elders, Veterans and persons living with a disability.

To learn more, contact Susan Haas, Executive Director & CEO, at 775-687-4680, ext. 2 or shaas@nvrsvp.com.
Volunteer Spotlight! 

RSVP shines a special light on Jan Lindsay, RSVP Field Representative in Pahrump. Jan has been an amazing volunteer since 2005, giving more than 7,100 hours of volunteer service to benefit seniors, veterans, caregivers, homebound elders, and countless others in need.

Additionally, Jan’s leadership has helped support special projects and Initiatives including Dementia Friendly Pahrump, Dementia Friendly Library & Resource Center, Friends Day Out featuring Java Music, Art 4 Seniors and Art Cares. 
 
While Jan plans to leave her post with RSVP at the end of October, her positive impact on the community is now part of RSVP’s rich history. Thank you Jan for your selfless service and for making a difference!  
Elder Abuse Training for Volunteers

Nevada Adult Protective Services will present an overview of Elder Abuse for RSVP Volunteers on Friday, October 18 th , 9am – noon, at the UNR Cooperative Extension, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 12, Carson City. 

The Mission of Elder Protective Services is to: “Assist older persons, age 60 and over, who are abandoned, abuse, neglected, isolated, or exploited by investigating and providing or arranging for services to alleviate and prevent further maltreatment while safeguarding their civil liberties.”

To learn more visit: NV APS or contact: Alex Wampler, LSW, Social Work Supervisor, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division | Adult Protective Services: (775) 687-0559, or email: AWampler@adsd.nv.gov. 
Free Community Training Programs

The Sanford Center for Aging/Nevada Geriatric Education Center is offering free community training. The two topics are “ Is it dementia, depression or delirium? How can you tell?” and “Are you managing your Meds or are Your Meds Managing You?”
 
The expert presenters are Dolores Ward-Cox, M.S. and Leslie Baker, Pharm D., BCGP. For more information, visit: NGEC, call (775) 682-8470 or email:  dmwardcox@unr.edu.

Dates & Locations:

Winnemucca : Monday, October 14, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Pleasant Senior Center, Multipurpose Room, 1480 Lay Street

Elko : Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 9 to 11:15 a.m. - The Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive

Fallon : Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - William N. Pennington Life Center, 952 S. Maine Street

Carson City : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Carson City Senior Center, Joshua Tree Room, 911 Beverly Drive

Pahrump : Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 West Basin Avenue
 
Nevada Day Carnival is Just Around the Corner!

A benefit for RSVP’s volunteer driver program, respite care, homemaker services and other lifesaving volunteer programs that help seniors maintain their dignity, self-respect & independence.

For more info. call (775) 687-4680, ext. 121 or visit:
Nevada Attorney General’s Office offers pro bono legal assistance

The  Nevada Attorney General’s Office of Military Legal Assistance (OMLA)  provides pro bono legal assistance and representation to active duty, reserve and National Guard service members in a wide area of civil law matters. The OMLA also currently provides assistance to veterans with wills and powers of attorney.

The OMLA is the first ever, attorney general-led program offering our military communities access to pro bono civil legal services. Additionally, the program seeks to educate Nevada’s communities and create policy aimed at addressing issues affecting our state’s military families.

To learn more visit: NDVS.
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To provide Lifesaving Volunteer Programs that Help Seniors Maintain
Their Dignity, Self-Respect & Independence