NEWS FOR OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

On May 3rd President Biden proclaimed May 2021 as Older Americans Month. As we work to put COVID-19 behind us, RSVP’s goal is to continue to ensure that seniors living in the rural, frontier and wilderness communities of Nevada - can live independently, and age with dignity.    

We hope everyone will join us this month as we honor our senior citizens, learn from them, and offer support to help improve their quality of life and their futures.

To learn more about Older Americans Month visit:  Older Am Mo
RSVP Presents 28th Annual Award Winning
July 4th Fireworks, Celebration & Carnival

ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE… The 4th of July Fireworks Event will be held July 1-4, 2021 at Mills Park in Carson City. Enjoy four days of family fun and party in the park in our state’s Capital city!

The event features a stunning display of Fireworks on July 4th at sundown and new VIP Tent Experience, live music, great food and craft vendors, and the excitement of carnival rides and games designed for all ages! 

To learn more, donate towards the 4th of July Fireworks, purchase a sponsorship package, or sign up as a vendor, please visit: July 4th Celebration
Exciting sponsorship packages offered! Contact Molly Walt, RSVP CEO, 775-687-4680 x2, or mwalt@nvrsvp.com for more information.
AARP Offers Free Caregiving Virtual Seminar on May 22nd

Join AARP’s free caregiving virtual seminar on May 22nd at 11am PT to learn how you can care for your loved ones and yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Topics include:

• Create a caregiving plan
• Gather a support network
• Use technology to keep connected
• Take advantage of telehealth services
• And more

To register visit: Caregiving
DONOR SPOTLIGHT

RSVP gives a special shoutout of gratitude to the NV Energy Foundation for the grant to help Nevadans impacted by COVID-19. 


The RSVP Emergency Response Services for COVID-19 Recovery project supports independent living strategies with the delivery of door-to-door escorted transportation for access to medical care; dissemination of Personal Protective Equipment for clients, care recipients and volunteers; and COVID-19 resource information. 
 
This lifesaving project provides senior citizens, Veterans and adults living with an illness or disability who are social isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic with critical services to help protect their health, safety and quality of life. 

Thank you NV Energy for your partnership and community support! 
Volunteers Can Help Reduce Client Waitlist

The gap between clients needing services and volunteers available to provide the service is growing larger. RSVP’s client wait list currently includes 221 individuals who have been deemed eligible for services in areas such as: homemaker, companions, transportation, and personal emergency response systems. Volunteers are needed and appreciated! Join our team of volunteers, help reduce this waitlist, and make a positive difference in service to others and your community.
 
To learn more and for a Volunteer Application visit: Calling all Volunteers
To register for Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body visit: Healthy Living
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution visit: Immunize NV
Nevada Care Connection Revamps Website
 
The Nevada Care Connection Website has been revamped and the Nevada Aging & Disability Services Division (ADSD) wants feedback on how users feel about it. Visit the website at: Care Connection

Take a brief 1-3 minute survey to help ADSD gather feedback about the new site.  Visit: Website Review.

Thank you for your time and for sharing your feedback!
OUR MISSION

Provide lifesaving volunteer programs that help seniors maintain their dignity, self-respect and independence.