The Senior Connect is a monthly newsletter that keeps residents current on activities, events and news relevant to older adults. Be sure to read each issue.
Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, the focus is on injury prevention.
Join us for a short day trip or evening trip as we visit sites and cultural activities throughout the Greater Reno Tahoe area. These trips include tours, plays and more. Some tours or events do not include lunch/dinner with the ticket price. See Monthly newsletter for more details. Scholarships apply - except for overnight trips
The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games are a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness and activities for people 50 years and older. The events take place in June (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. The sports for summer games include Archery, Badminton, Baggo, Basketball Skills, Beanbag Baseball, Billiards, Blackjack, Croquet, Go Kart Racing, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf, Pickleball, Golf, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field and Walk Racing. Winter games include Archery, Baggo, Beanbag Baseball, Bowling, Card Games (Cribbage and Poker), Cross Country Skiing, Hockey Slap Shot, Ice Skating, Pickleball, Ski & Snowboard Racing, Snowshoeing, Table Tennis and Water Fitness Racing. Competitions are grouped into men, women and coed or mixed doubles categories.
The one time registration fee - $20 includes, Closing Ceremonies dinner and dance, water bottle, t-shirt and carry bag. The $10 per sport fee makes you eligible for multiple competitions under that sport. Some sports have additional fees for outside services. For more information, visit our web site Reno.gov/SeniorGames, call 775-657-4602 or email SeniorServices@reno.gov. Hope we see you at the games!
Check out our new videos from the 2014 Senior Summer Games! Go to Reno.gov/SeniorGames to view them!
The community garden features forty-four ground plots, and six raised accessible beds for the use of members of the community with disabilities. The program runs from April through October with plots assigned on a first come, first served basis with a fee of $5 per plot. All participants must attend a required orientation to learn about the program.
The Community Garden has been a successful partner with many local groups. The garden also houses an intriguing resident - a six foot, 800 lb. mosaic Scarecrow. This wonderful public art piece was designed and built by local artist and sculptor Victoria Sweedler. Contact 356-3176 for more information or volunteer opportunities.