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May is Older Americans Month

May means Older Americans Month and Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services Division, city of Reno, city of Sparks, and the Regional Transportation Commission are launching a fun-filled schedule beginning with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Washoe County Senior Services Center on 9th Street in Reno.

As part of opening ceremonies, Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services is hosting an information fair for seniors, highlighting several programs and services available for our elderly population. With more than 40 local agencies participating, citizens can also learn about ways to volunteer to help seniors.

Washoe County Senior Services, the cities of Reno and Sparks, along with several partnering agencies, are hosting more than 80 events throughout May as part of this year’s theme to help seniors Connect, Create, Contribute.

Events in Sparks include:

  • May 3, Ice Cream Social 11:15 am, Sparks Senior Center, 97 Richards Way, Sparks.
  • May 7 from 9 am to 2:00 pm, seniors are encouraged to attend the Remembering When: Fire and Fall Prevention Faire at Baldini’s Casino, 8665 S. Rock Blvd, 2nd floor, Sierra Room. This free event, sponsored by Baldinis and the Sparks Fire Department, will have many information booths, food and giveaways.
  • May 11 is Senior Day at the Sparks Museum where seniors can learn about the history of downtown Sparks. The walking tour includes 18 buildings and spots that have played an important role in the history and development of Sparks and Nevada.
  • May 16, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks and Chief Investigator Michelle Bays will be guest speakers at the Sparks Library (1125 12th, Sparks).
  • May 22, Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen will chat with seniors from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the Larry D. Johnson Community Center (1200 12th) about how the Sparks Police Department can assist them.
  • May 23, Sparks Fire Inspector James Recob will discuss fire protection and fall prevention at the Sparks Library, 1125 12th, Sparks.
  • May 30, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam will speak to seniors from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way.

View the Older Americans Month Booklet for a complete list of events.