The Senior Connect is now a quarterly (beginning July 2018) newsletter that keeps residents current on activities, events and news relevant to older adults. Be sure to read each issue.
May is Older Americans Month
There are more than 80 events throughout May as part of this year’s theme to help seniors connect, create, contribute. Here are just a few events our valued seniors are invited to attend:
- Opening Ceremonies and Information Fair, May 1, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Washoe County Senior Center, 1155 E. Ninth St.
- KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Donation Drive on Thursday and Friday, May 23, 24, from 3- 7 p.m.
- Older Americans Month Closing Ceremonies on Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
View the Older Americans Month Booklet for more information and a complete list of events.
Pick up a copy of the Older Americans Month program at Sparks City Hall, Reno City Hall, Incline Village Parks and Recreation, Sun Valley General Improvement District, and all Washoe County Libraries and senior centers.
Senior Connect Newsletter
- 4th Edition Quarterly Newsletter (April, May, June) 2019
- 3rd Edition Quarterly Newsletter (January, February, March) 2019
- 2nd Edition Quarterly Newsletter (October, November, December) 2018
- NEW quarterly newsletter (July, August, September) 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017 (special edition)!
The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness and activities for people 50 years and older. The events take place in August (Summer Games) and in February (Winter Games).
The Senior Games offer participants numerous and diverse games to compete in. Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver and bronze medals.
Summer Games includes Archery, Badminton, Basketball Skills, Beanbag Baseball (team), Billiards, Bocce Ball, Bowling, Card Games, Climbing Wall, Croquet, Fitness, Fly Casting, Go-Karts, Golf Tournament, Go Kart Racing, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Obstacle/Ropes Course, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field and Walk Racing.
Winter Games includes Archery, Bocce Ball, Basketball Skills, Beanbag Baseball (team), Billiards, Bowling, Card Games, Climbing Wall, Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing, Fitness, Fly Casting, Go-Karts, Obstacle/Ropes Course, Pickleball, Shuffleboard, Ski & Snowboard Racing, Swimming and Table Tennis.
Competitions are grouped into men, women and coed or mixed doubles categories.
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC)
The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee meets monthly to discuss issues relating to seniors and plans for special events and programs that meet the needs of Reno seniors. The Committee supports a variety of projects through advocacy, requests for special funding and member involvement. More information regarding meeting and funding requests.
Senior Discovery TV (SDTV)
Senior Discovery TV (SDTVreno) was created and sponsored in Spring 2014 by the City of Reno's Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, which itself is under the auspices of the Reno City Council. Because of Reno's increasing senior demographics of those aged 50+, SDTVreno's shared vision is to promote and to empower the City's creative senior citizens to become involved as city-volunteer TV Production Team members of the group for the purpose of producing creative video movie content with the credo "TV by seniors, for seniors, about seniors."
SDTVreno programming content is for distribution and broadcast on the City's public television channels via its current/future cable provider (Charter CH 192/194), as well as for the City's YouTube-based Senior Discovery Channel and any other social media platforms that may become applicable in the future. To view content on-demand, just go to the Senior Discovery Channel. Or you can view programs on CH 192/194 at noon daily, plus at other periodic unscheduled times on various days.