Seniors Helping Seniors!
Photo: The SCAC gave funding to Soap for Hope Foundation, which provides laundry detergent to low income seniors. Photo provided by Courtney Bell.
The purpose of the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee is to advise the City Council on matters relating to senior citizens, to promote and support senior-oriented special events and collaborative efforts that meet the needs of seniors, and to serve as an advocacy body on behalf of older adults in the community.
Learn more about the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee.
City of Reno Hosts Olympic Style Games for Senior Citizens
Annual Senior Summer Games held June 19 – 30
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- Location: Various
The Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and older. The event takes place June 19, 2013 through June 30, 2013. The games offer participants over 20 individual and team competitions. Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals. The sports include Archery, Baggo, Badminton, Dance Marathon, Fitness, Go Kart Road Race, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Skeet and Trap Shoot, Speed Golf, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Walk Race (1M/3M), and Weightlifting. Competitions are grouped into mens, womens, coed, or mixed doubles categories.
The registration fee is $15 and covers the Opening Ceremony Lunch, Closing Ceremony Dance, Water Bottle, T-Shirt, and Tote Bag. There is a $5 per sport fee, which includes multiple events within a sport. Some sports such as Archery and Trap Shooting have additional fees. To register, visit Reno.gov/SeniorGames or call (775) 334-2262. Registration packets are available at the following City of Reno facilities: Neil Road Recreation Center (phone number 689-8484), located at 3925 Neil Road; Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (phone number 334-2262), located at 1301 Valley Road; and Teglia's Paradise Park Activity Center (phone number 356-3176), located at 2745 Elementary Drive. For more information, please call Loretta Fox at (775) 657-4643.
The games are sponsored by the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee and Senior Care Plus.