Pictured L - R: Linda Wilson-President of the Emblem Club, Lori Bagwell-Carson City Mayor, Marlene Reite, Vanessa Torres, Molly Walt, Gracie Walt, Kael Walt, Carol Park, Karen Ferreira and Juanita Bergstrom
On November 11th, Veteran's Day, Carson City Elks held a free breakfast for all veterans and their families. RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) sponsored this event and Carson City Mayor, Lori Bagwell, cooked over 100 pancakes and sausages. The Emblem Club #507 was there to help serve the veterans. Also Rebuild was there to supply hand tools along with a checklist of home safety information, decreasing the likelihood of injury from a fall, fire or other accident.
RSVP provides to frail seniors and disabled adults transportation to their medical appointments, shopping, picking up their prescriptions, light housekeeping services, laundry and linen changing. They also have a home companion program to provide emotional support for homebound elderly, which helps them to maintain their independence, as well as exposure to various social events. They provide pro bono legal services and personal emergency response services free for low income seniors, in addition to farmer's market coupons each summer for fresh produce, supplementing senior's nutritional needs. Their Respite Care Program provides caregiving training as well as support by means of a break of 2 to 4 hours weekly to exhausted caregivers. For more info please call 775-687-4680.
(Re)Building Together repairs homes for people in need which helps revitalize our communities. They are affiliated with nearly 100,000 volunteers nationally that repair about 10,000 rebuild projects annually. For more info please call 1-775-395-9808.