RSVP Recognizes Caregivers, Volunteers and New Staff!
NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH

Did you know that November is National Family Caregivers Month? RSVP supports family caregivers this month and all year through its Respite Care Program which gives regular breaks to exhausted and stressed caregivers.

O ver 44 million Americans care for a family member, friend, or neighbor. Help celebrate the contribution of volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability. RSVP recognizes the valuable contribution of caregivers and hope you will join us in finding better ways to support them as they care.
 
James Glaser receives the 2018 Caregiver Award              
 
The Nevada Caregivers Coalition recently presented its 13 th Annual Celebration which promotes awareness of lifespan care giving and care partners through recognition, education and advocacy. Visit Coalition site

We are thrilled to announce that RSVP volunteer; James Glaser, is an awardee of the 2018 Linda Carr Caregiver Award in the Caregiver for a Veteran category. James is a compassionate and outstanding volunteer respite provider. His steadfast involvement and commitment to assisting people is an inspiration to all.

Congratulations James and thank you for your service!
Volunteer Information Session for Friends’ Day Out - Dec. 6 

Learn how you can make a positive difference in the lives of elders as a co-host of “Friends’ Day Out”, a new weekly respite program that offers people living with memory loss an opportunity for meaningful engagement and peer support, while offering family care.


For more details or to RSVP contact Char Gustafson,
775-738-3030 or email: dementiafriendlyelko@gmail.com.
Join us in welcoming our newest members of the RSVP team! 
 
Nancy Henry is the Transportation Program Manager for the Innovations Project – Effective Solutions in Rural Transportation for Elders which utilizes technology, service coordination, public awareness and volunteer engagement to modernize and streamline RSVP’s high-quality door-to-door transportation program.

To learn more, contact Nancy at carson@nvrsvp.com .   
Steven Nichols is the Respite Program Director for the Innovations Project – Java Music For Rural Respite . Java Music offers peer support through hands-on learning for elders in a unique combination of researched themes, photography, music, readings, and traditional talking stick. The project will also be a catalyst for caregiver support, respite care, independent living services, and emergency resources.  

To learn more contact Steven at: snichols@nvrsvp.com .
RSVP seeks Field Representatives in Elko, Lyon and Nye/Esmeralda Counties.  

Come be a vital part of our team and make a positive difference in your community. Help our community’s seniors remain independent and at home for as long as possible. You can be a shining star in someone’s life today!

For more info. contact Sandy Severance at 775-687-4680 x6 or Visit our website!
VOLUNTEERS TO BE RECOGNIZED DECEMBER 14

RSVP appreciates its dedicated volunteers that share their lifetime of experience to assist others and help raise the quality of life in our communities.
 
RSVP will honor volunteers on Dec. 14, 11am - 2pm, at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Christmas & Holiday Celebration to be held at the Carson City Nugget. Please call 775- 687-4680, x7 by Dec. 4th to confirm attendance and r eserve your seat, or email: amoreno@nvrsvp.com .
“Reaching For Zero”
A Veteran Appreciation and
Veteran Suicide Awareness Brunch

Now in its second year, "Reaching For Zero" will again feature a fabulous brunch, notable speakers, Color Guard, Live Music, plus an exciting Silent Auction and Raffle with a chance to Win 2 Round-trip Flight Tickets to Any Southwest Airlines Destination!
Proceeds from the event will benefit RSVP’s Veteran’s VIP Program, which provides emergency transportation, wellness checks, and a wide-ranging support system for Veterans throughout rural Nevada.

When:          Saturday, January 19, 2019
Time:           10am – 1pm
Location:      To be announced
Contact:       Sandy Severance, RSVP Veterans VIP Program Director;
775-687-4680 x6 or sseverance@nvrsvp.com .


"There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers."
- Rosalynn Carter
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.