National Volunteer Month and Exciting Events
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? Get Involved!
 
National Volunteer month in the U.S. takes place in April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month. 
 
RSVP engages people in a diverse range of volunteer activities. RSVP volunteers choose when, where, and how often they want to serve, with commitments ranging from a few hours to many hours per month.
 
RSVP recognizes National Volunteer Month and celebrates the power of volunteers to build stronger communities. We honor the selfless volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and energy to improving the quality of life for seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans and all communities in Nevada and across the nation. 
 
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at RSVP visit: RSVP or visit:
NV Volunteers to learn about volunteerism in Nevada.
“The Health Benefits of Volunteering for Older Americans” A Review of Recent Research
 
According to “The Health Benefits of Volunteering for Older Americans”, a 2012 Fact Sheet issued by The Corporation for National and Community Service, a growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits. Older volunteers also report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being.

Other key findings:
  • Older Americans who volunteer frequently live longer and report less disability
  • Volunteering can be part of a healthy lifestyle
  • For those living in rural areas, volunteering can provide an important way to stay connected and active

To learn more visit: Health Benefits
“Reaching For Zero” Draws Veterans, Engages Guests

RSVP gives Special Appreciation to our "Reaching For Zero" Event Sponsors, Silent Auction Donors, Speakers and Volunteers for helping to raise awareness of Veteran issues and provide Veterans with suicide prevention resources, emergency transportation, wellness checks and a wide-ranging support system. The Event was held April 13 th at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion.

The High Sierra Chapter 989 Color Guard opened the Event with a special ceremony, and guests enjoyed a fabulous paella brunch while listening to the unique sounds of Trio West, a Trio Affiliated with the Mile High Jazz Band Association.  

Guests were completely engaged as they listened to compelling testimonials from notable speakers - Kim Donohue, James Bagwell, and Sheriff Ken Furlong, who shared their insights and perspectives on the issues that impact Veterans including war trauma, mental health and suicide prevention, homelessness prevention, and stories of survival. 
 
Pictured (L-R): Bud Southard, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong
RSVP Spring Carnival is Just
Around the Corner

2019 is the 34th Year RSVP will host the Spring Celebration & Carnival in Carson City. Join us for live music, great food, and craft vendors, PLUS the excitement of carnival rides and games designed for all ages! Come on out and treat Mom to a Special Mother’s Day weekend event!

This Year's event takes place at Mills Park and begins on Thursday, May 9th, and runs through Sunday, May 12th. All day carnival wristbands are $30 at the park. $5 Discount Coupons are available at the RSVP Beer booth.

To learn more visit: Spring Carnival. For inquiries, contact Anita Moreno, RSVP Fair Manager, 775-687-4680, x 7, or email: amoreno@nvrsvp.com .
“Friends Day Out” is in full-swing!

RSVP’s pilot project, “Friends Day Out” featuring Java Music Club, offers hands-on fun learning for persons living with Alzheimer’s, other forms of Dementia, Cancer, COPD, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and many other conditions, diseases or disorders. We use a unique combination of themes, photography, music, readings, and a traditional talking stick. Additionally, it offers the primary caregiver support, respite care, referrals, independent living services, and a much-needed weekly BREAK!

Current Schedule and Location:
 
Weekly:
Carson City:Thursdays,1:30-4,St.Peter’s Episcopal Church, 314 N. Division St.
Elko: Fridays, Noon–4, Terrace at Ruby View, 1795 Ruby View Drive
Hawthorne: Tuesdays, 1-4, Mineral County Care/Senior Center, 975 K St.
Pahrump: Fridays, 11-3, Pahrump Senior Center, 1370 W. Basin Ave.
 
Upcoming:
Ely: April 24 th , 9-11, RSVP Office, 1472 N. McGill Highway
Caliente: April 25 th , 1-3, RSVP Office, 100 Depot Ave., #15
Winnemucca: May 12 th , 10-Noon, Boys & Girls Club,1973 Whitworth Way
 
To learn more visit: Friends Day Out
RSVP Seeks Volunteer
Respite Workers

Do you want to be part of something great? 

 The Respite Care Program gives regular breaks to family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones who may be living with disabilities, or chronic diseases and cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Contact us today at 775-687-4680 x123, and learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of caregivers. 
Mark your calendar!

  • RSVP Quarterly Volunteer Training: May 13th, 10-Noon, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Conf. Rm., 2621 Northgate Ln., Suite 12, Carson City.
  • Senior Service Network presents the 21st Annual Senior Celebration Event, May 16th, 9-1, Casino Fandango, Carson City. To learn more visit: Senior Service Network.
  • RSVP Farmer’s Market Coupon Distribution in Carson City: June 13th, 9-Noon, Carson City Community Center.
  • RSVP July 4th Carnival and Celebration: July 4-7, Mills Park, Carson City.
  • RSVP Veterans & Their Caregivers Resource Fair: September 7th
  • Senior Outreach Services Program sponsors free education talks throughout the year on a variety of topics related to elders and aging. Talks are held at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), 604 West Moana Ln., Reno, beginning at 10am (breakfast/networking starts at 9am). To learn more visit: Senior Outreach Services.
Our clients say it best. 
 
Here are just a few of the comments that RSVP clients made in response to our October 2018 survey. 
 
“RSVP helped get me to physical therapy when I couldn’t drive after knee replacement, so I could be independent again.” – Carson City
 
“RSVP services allow me to live in a rural area where I am more comfortable and still have access to the services of medical experts and doctors located 170+ away.” – Humboldt County
 
“I really appreciate the services provided by RSVP. I don’t like to drive myself and am glad to have an alternative in order to get to my doctor and appointments when other transportation is not available. You provide and invaluable service to our community.” – Lyon County
 
"Thank God for RSVP! The rides I get are for my life. To get help from doctors to live a life that I am thankful for.” – Humboldt County
  “No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” – Author Unknown
Mission Statement

To provide Lifesaving Volunteer Programs that Help Seniors Maintain Their Dignity, Self-Respect & Independence