Nevada Senior Guide – Dennis Pitman

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I’m here to help

When it comes to Medicare-related plans, one size does not fit all. From plans that help cover out-of-pocket costs to comprehensive plans that include additional benefits, you’re sure to find an option that fits your health care needs and your budget. I’m here to help you find a plan whether it’s in person, online or over the phone.

Nevada Senior Guide – Humana

October 31, 2017 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – Humana
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https://www.humana.com/about/humana-in-your-community/nv/8885-w-charleston-blvd-las-vegas

Well-being is at our core

We believe our role in the insurance industry is to shift perceptions and move beyond being simply a provider.

To that end, we work to empower our members and help them live healthy, active and rewarding lives.

Nevada Senior Guide – My Car Lady

October 5, 2017 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – My Car Lady
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www.MyCarLady.com

“With MyCarlady, I offer my expertise and car advice FREE, because I love what I do and want to help people have a great car experience. In a way, I’m trying to teach dealerships how to do their jobs better and help car buyers like yourself, get educated on what is a realistic price to pay. No games, just an honest effort to make my automotive world a better, kinder, safer place for everyone to get along and play nice.”  Sarah Lee Marks

Nevada Senior Guide – Pain in the Drain

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http://www.paininthedrain.com

We have been operating for over 60 years. Created in 1954, the Clark County Water Reclamation District provides wastewater collection and treatment services for the unincorporated portions of Clark County, Nevada, within the Las Vegas Valley, as well as the communities of Blue Diamond, Indian Springs, Laughlin, Moapa Valley and Searchlight. The District collects and treats over 100 million gallons of wastewater each day, utilizing more than 2,200 miles of pipeline, and returns highly treated water back to our environment.  Our role in the Water Care Cycle allows us to extend the community’s most valuable resource, our water.

Nevada Senior Guide – HealthCare Partners

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www.medicareformyneeds.com

What is a Special Needs Plan?

A Special Needs Plan (SNP) is a Medicare plan offered by Humana® that is tailored specifically for people with diabetes or chronic heart, lung, or kidney conditions. It combines the benefits of Original Medicare (Parts A & B) with prescription drug coverage (Part D) and additional tools and resources, including chronic disease management and wellness programs with a focus on prevention.

How does HealthCare Partners help me manage my disease?

Enrolled members with Cardiovascular Disorder, Chronic Heart Failure, Chronic Lung Disorder, Diabetes or End Stage Renal Disease are offered communication with a Registered Nurse or other health professional(s) to assist them with their chronic conditions and how to appropriately manage their symptoms more effectively. They are given a better awareness and understanding of their condition by addressing lifestyle changes, current medication information, and provided support to help prevent complications. All members receive educational materials about their disease. Improved self-management can improve the daily quality of life for members with a specific disease or condition.

Home Energy Retrofit Opportunities For Seniors (H.E.R.O.S.)

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The Governor’s Office of Energy has partnered with Nevada Housing Division (NHD) to provide the Home Energy Retrofit Opportunities for Seniors (H.E.R.O.S.) program. The program assists with reducing energy costs for Nevada seniors by improving the energy efficiency of their home. The program is provided at no cost to income qualified seniors who own their own home.

GOE created the H.E.R.O.S. program and funds it. NHD administers the program through a network of non-profit Service Provider agencies throughout the State of Nevada.

“The H.E.R.O.S. weatherization program offers Nevada’s low-income seniors a way to save money, conserve energy, and live in healthier, safer homes. I encourage all eligible Nevadans to take advantage of this free resource and I thank the Office of Energy for instituting this important program to help serve our senior population,” said Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

Key Benefits

  • Helps low income seniors by making homes more efficient, resulting in lower monthly energy costs for each household.
  • Helps seniors live in healthier, safer homes.
  • Weatherization diagnostic tests help identify dangerous carbon monoxide levels.
  • Improves home energy conservation which is good for the environment.
  • Make home more comfortable thanks to better distribution of temperature in the house.

Contact:

Kelly Thomas
Energy Program Manager
775-687-1850 ext 7357

Nevada Senior Guide – Len Connell

July 30, 2016 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – Len Connell
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Len Connell, MBA – lenconnell4504@gmail.com

Phone:  702-204-9124

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Carol Ann Kimble – Nevada Senior Guide

July 31, 2015 by · Comments Off on Carol Ann Kimble – Nevada Senior Guide
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www.carolannkimble.com

Carol Ann Kimble is an Impathic Counselor.  She has the ability to feel the feelings of others by bonding with their subconscious mind.  By doing this, she is able to assist them in releasing any blocks or fear that is within the channel of energy that exists between the conscious and subconscious mind.  She calls this ability her “love-energy” gift.  Through her one-on-one Sharing sessions, she is able to connect the individual with their God-self or true beingness to assist them in getting out of their own way!

There is so much revealed during the Sharing session, that Carol Ann always records the session so the individual has total access to their own psychic DNA for a lifetime.  There is not any way that all the information shared could be received and processed at one time.  It is genuinely life changing!  And the best part is, one session is all that is required.  Of Course, she does have those individuals who give themselves the gift of another Sharing session, but it totally is not necessary.

Through the release of fear in your subconscious mind, you will set yourself free to experience life with the benefit of your full potential to overcome challenges you face and to fulfill your own desires.  Again, simply stated, to get out of your own way!  Isn’t it time to get on with it?!

carolann@carolannkimble.com

SNCIL So. NV Center for Independent Living – Nevada Senior Guide

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Southern Nevada Centers for Independent Living (SNCIL)
2950 S. Rainbow Blvd., Ste 220,   Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Phone: (702) 889-4216   Toll Free: (800) 870-7003   Fax: (702) 889-4574
Email: sncil2@aol.com

Mission

We are committed to “Removing Barriers preventing Independent Living” by providing services designed to empower people with disabilities to:

  • make individual choices,
  • assume responsibility to direct their lives,
  • manage their own affairs,
  • fulfill social roles, and
  • achieve independent lifestyles in the community.

Nevada Senior Guide – MyVegas Magazine

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http://www.myvegasmag.com/

Welcome to MYVEGAS Magazine!

MYVEGAS Magazine is a publication that is by locals, for locals.  Based in our eclectic city of Las Vegas, our aim is to focus on community events, networking mixers, local expos, special events, charities, online contests, special offers, local news and prominent figures, and much more!

MYVEGAS Magazine is about the local Vegas lifestyle and all that it entails.  From new places to dine, shop, and where to entertain your family, to features on taking care of your personal health and fitness, attending concerts and special events, MYVEGAS has got you covered. Seasonal articles and locally-grown contributions keep attention on what’s new and exciting in Las Vegas.  Published locally with 20 years of experience in the Las Vegas market, MYVEGAS Magazine has its finger on the pulse of the city, and will become your go to guide for all things Vegas.

Las Vegas is a city that is no stranger to evolution and change.  Expanding from humble beginnings into the innovative and entertainment focused town that it is today, Las Vegas is all about progress.  As a local in our town, you get to experience the best of both worlds:  a strong emphasis on hospitality to the millions of travelers who visit us annually, and an appreciation for our residents with the sense of pride we bring into our cutting-edge community.

MYVEGAS Magazine is all about locals, and we work hard to consistently bring you the most relevant and current material with our publication.  As local publishers for the last 20 years, you may have picked up a few of our publications in the past, including The Best Restaurant Guide, Las Vegas Home & GardenToday’s Health MagazineDine Out, and Las Vegas Woman.  To keep things fresh, we have combined the sentiment of all of these locally focused publications into one magazine; MYVEGAS is your go-to guide for the Las Vegas local!

Every season, we here at MYVEGAS Magazine work hard to bring you the most current news and information on what’s hot in our city.  Editorial features such as “From the Mayor’s Desk” and “Reader’s Choice” allow locals to seek pertinent knowledge on topics pertaining to Las Vegas living.  The “My Business” section covers topics that can help you and your company advance in our current economic climate.  Many other additions to our publication put the emphasis on you, the Las Vegas local.  MYVEGAS Magazine is focused on your interests, your kids, your life, your entertainment, your health, and your Vegas!

As our magazine is all about local living, we are always interested in hearing your feedback and comments.  Tell us what you would like to see in the next issue of MYVEGAS, and we’ll make it happen.  Be sure to subscribe online for more information on our weekly updates, free subscriptions, expanded articles, contests, expos and much more at MyVegasMag.com

Thank you for your support, and for reading MYVEGAS Magazine.

MYVEGAS Magazine
5540 S. Fort Apache Rd, Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89148
702.792.2378

Nevada Senior Guide – Shumway & Van Attorneys

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http://www.shumwayvan.com

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The law firm of Shumway Van has a regionally known and respected litigation practice and a first-class business and transactional practice that is quickly gaining national presence. These general practices are divisible into the more specific practice areas identified to the right. Each practice group is designed to serve each and every client in the most effective and efficient manner possible. To ensure an optimal result, professionals work across disciplines and collaborate together to resolve a matter.

Las Vegas, Nevada

8985 South Eastern Ave. #100,Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

Phone: (702) 478-7770

Fax: (702) 478-7779

http://www.shumwayvan.com

SCOPE Clinical – Nevada Senior Guide

July 15, 2014 by · Comments Off on SCOPE Clinical – Nevada Senior Guide
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www.scopeclinical.com

Introducing SCOPE Clinical

A New Outpatient Therapy Clinic for Seniors in Northern Nevada

scope3 “Our Mission at SCOPE Clinical is to improve each person’s ability to engage, relate and communicate meaningfully and successfully with others…” Vicki Moss, SCOPE Founder/ Director and Speech-Language Pathologist

Northern Nevada has a new resource for Seniors to help them achieve their personal health and wellness goals in addition to providing outpatient rehabilitative services to meet the needs of those in the community who are experiencing limitations due to injury, illness, disability or disease. scope2 SCOPE Clinical is a newly established outpatient therapy clinic providing Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services to adults in Reno and the surrounding communities.

Vicki Moss, a native Nevadan and University of Nevada-Reno graduate, is the Founder and Director of SCOPE Clinical.  Vicki has been providing speech therapy services throughout the Reno community for over 20 years and it was out of her passion for improving the communication and quality of life of individuals across the aging spectrum that SCOPE Clinical was founded. scope-2014-06-25 09.12.56 Vicki’s vision and goals are simple:  to provide Northern Nevada with an outpatient therapy clinic that focuses on the needs of each and every individual to make them their very best.  That is why SCOPE Clinical has a patient centered, multidisciplinary approach to therapy intervention.  By providing speech, occupational and physical therapy to aging Seniors in the community, it is Vicki’s goal that Seniors, following trauma such as injury or stroke, will continue to enjoy everyday activities such as communicating love to a spouse or family member, safely eating a meal, writing letters to loved ones, standing at their grandchild’s wedding or even playing a round of golf. scope-photo SCOPE Clinical has two locations to better serve the speech, occupational and physical therapy needs of Seniors in our community:

Central Reno location:  3195 Mill Street, Reno, Nevada 89502

Northwest Reno location:  9740 South McCarran Blvd, Suite 102 Reno, Nevada 89523

Phone:  775-410-7832

Please visit one of our convenient locations, call or visit our website at www.scopeclinical.com.

We would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have regarding how the therapy services at SCOPE Clinical could assist you in your rehabilitative process.  We look forward to speaking with you!

Nevada Senior Guide – Visiting Angels Reno

April 26, 2014 by · Comments Off on Nevada Senior Guide – Visiting Angels Reno
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www.visitingangels.com/reno

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Visiting Angles, serving Reno, Sparks and the surrounding communities

 

Why Elderly Care by Visiting Angels

At Visiting Angels, we realize it is never easy bringing someone into your home to provide elderly care services.  That’s why we strive to make staying at home a positive experience.  We do this by allowing you to select your caregiver from a group of experienced  elderly care providers, allowing you to maintain your schedule and providing you or your loved one with personalized elderly care services.

 

You Are In Charge – We’re On “Your” Schedule

With Visiting Angels, you’re in charge of everything.  Your Visiting Angels elderly care provider will not dictate to you what your schedule is to be (i.e. what time to get up, when to bathe, meal schedules, etc.).  It is our job to adjust to your schedule and to see to it that you remain comfortable in your home.  Visiting Angels – Senior Home Care at its Best!

 

Bonded, licensed and insured

Your locally owned and operated Visiting Angels office is licensed by the state of Nevada and is insured and bonded.  This can give you the peace of mind that a trustworthy elderly care provider will be in your loved one’s home.

 

Monitoring is essential

At Visiting Angels’ we continually monitor our elderly care providers through our system of continued personalized contacts.  Through telephone check-in’s and home visits, we will be checking regularly with your loved one.  We want to ensure that our elderly care recipients receive the best possible care.

 

Tailor your care to your needs

No two people are the same.  Therefore their elderly care needs are going to be very different.  Whether you need respite care, in home care, part time or full time care, or care at an assisted living facility, Visiting Angels can provide an experienced elderly care provider that is right for you.  Our agency tailors your program of elderly care based on your needs.  Your elderly care program is flexible and you can change the program as different needs arise.  We will also work along with any home health agency or nursing agency that may be assisting your loved ones after a recent hospital stay.

 

Visiting Angels Reno

The Visiting Angels office located in Reno Nevada is locally owned and operated by Monica and Robert Pence.  For additional information on how we can help you or a loved one, please contact our office at 775-852-4663 or visit our website at www.visitingangels.com/reno.  We look forward to assisting you with your care needs.

Nevada Senior Guide Taxi Assistance Program

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This program provides discounted taxicab fares to qualified individuals, age 60 and older, and persons with disabilities through coupon booklets that are accepted by all taxicab companies in Clark County. The coupons can be purchased in books of 20 – $1.00 coupons or 4 – $5.00 coupons.  The cost of each coupon book is $10.00.  Clients are receiving $20.00 worth of taxicab fare for half the cost!

Books are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Updated Program Qualifications

To qualify for the Taxi Assistance Program, an individual must be age 60 or older, or have a permanent disability. All participants must also be residents of Nevada and have incomes within the program criteria.  

To demonstrate residence eligibility, all participants must provide a Nevada ID issued from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.  The Nevada ID cannot be seasonal and must display a Nevada address. 

To demonstrate income eligibility, all participants must complete IRS form 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return.

Your annual gross income will determine your eligibility for the Taxi Assistance Program. For example, for the current year, a one person family unit is limited to an income equal to or less than $45,960 per year or $3,830 per month. A two person household is limited to an income equal to or less than $62,040, or $5,170 per month.

Program Registration

Application (PDF)

Registration may be completed by mail or in person at the Aging and Disability Services Division – Las Vegas Regional Office, 1860 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104, between the office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding holidays. Individuals with a permanent disability, who are under the age of 60, must provide a letter from the Social Security Administration or their doctor, stating such, to prove eligibility. 

Purchasing Coupon Books

The purchase of coupon books can be done in person or through the mail. When requested by mail, the client must already be registered in the program. Participants can purchase coupon books at the time of initial registration and may use a check, cash or money order at that time. The program does not have the ability to charge a credit card or debit card. If you will be using cash as payment, please bring the correct amount; TAP staff will not have change. After the initial registration, we request that participants order books by mail. A check or money order (please do not send cash through the mail) can be sent with one business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope for each book requested.  Books must be redeemed by the expiration date and there is a no refund, no exchange policy.

Effective July 2012, the Taxi Assistance Program will no longer issue coupon books to “Authorized Representatives.” Booklets must be picked up in person or ordered through the mail.  Individuals providing Power of Attorney will be able to pick up books for another.  However, married persons may pick up books for their spouses.

For more information, please contact the Taxi Assistance Program:
State of Nevada, Aging and Disability Services Division
1860 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 486-3581
Please Note: The building is located on the northwest
corner of Burnham Avenue and East Sahara Avenue.

Nevada Senior Guide – Out ‘n’ About Services

Concierge Assistance – YOUR time is valuable!

Call:  (775) 772-5373

Email:  outnaboutservices@hotmail.com

 

Nevada Senior Guide – Senior Safeguards – Easier Independent Living

www.seniorsafeguards.net

Senior Safeguard

Senior SafeGuards specializes in Ramping, Handrailing and Independent Living Aids. We are a family oriented small business in the Reno, Sparks area of Nevada. We sell Modular, Suitcase, Multifold, Threshold, Solid, and Van Ramps. We also carry Independent Living Aids and disability equipment.

We are one of the few companies in the area that will install your ramp for you. We also have RENTAL RAMPS available if you are laid up for just a few months.

Give us a call at (775) 359-3889 for a free quote. We look forward to working with you.

Email:  rick@seniorsafeguards.net

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec 7

Nevada-Senior-Guide Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division

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http://www.nvaging.net/

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevadans aged 60 years and older and those with disabilities.

Mission Statement The Aging and Disability Services Division provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan. This allows all of Nevada’s elders, adults and children with disabilities or special health care needs to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Developmental Services

State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD)

Programs/Services

 

Advocate for Elders

Advocacy, assistance, information and referral to frail seniors, who are 60 years of age or older, primarily homebound and living in the community, and their caregivers.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Provides citizen-centered “one-stop” entry points into the long-term support system. Serves individuals in need of long-term support, caregivers, and those planning for future long-term support needs.

Assisted Living (AL) Waiver

Assisted living supportive services to eligible individuals in a residential facility as an alternative to nursing home placement.

 

Community Options Program for the Elderly (COPE)

Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement. Similar to the HCBW Program.

 

Disability Rx (External link) Assistance with the cost of prescription medicines to qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Disability Services (External link)The Office of Disability Services provides resources at the community level which promote equal opportunity and life choices for people with disabilities through which they may positively contribute to Nevada.

Elder Protective Services (EPS)

For persons 60 years old and older who may experience abuse, neglect, exploitation, or isolation.

 

Grants

Information for current and/or prospective grantees.

 

Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBW formerly CHIP)

Non-medical services to older persons to help them maintain independence in their own homes as an alternative to nursing home placement.

 

Homemaker Program

General housekeeping, limited meal preparation, shopping, laundering, errands, standby assistance with bathing, and home management services.

 

IDEA Part C Office

Provides oversight of Part C (early intervention services) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

 

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Addresses issues and problems faced by residents in long term care facilities, which includes residential facilities for groups.

 

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The goal of the SMP program is to empower seniors to prevent Medicare/health care fraud through outreach and education.

 

Senior Rx

Nevada’s plan to provide Nevada seniors relief from the high cost of prescription medicine.

 

Senior Tax Assistance/Rent Rebate Program

This program is no longer available.

 

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare Counseling Information

Counseling and assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries in Nevada, utilizing a statewide network of volunteers.

 

Taxi Assistance Program (TAP)

Discounted taxicab fares to seniors and persons with disabilities in Clark County. (Washoe County also has a program of this type.

 

 

Waiver for the Elderly in Adult Residential Care (WEARC)

Non-medical services in a group care setting to offer individuals a less expensive alternative of supervised care in a residential setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Medicine Disposal Program

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PAIN IN THE DRAIN

IN THE COMMUNITY!

Did You Know… …You can dispose of your expired and unused medicine at any Police Department in Clark County?
Drop Boxes are now located in the lobby of the Boulder City Police Department, the City of Henderson Police Department Substations, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department substations, the North Las Vegas Police Department substations and the Mesquite Plice Department substations.

Don’t Rush to Flush!  Dispose of your expired medicines properly!

Only public employees may access public manholes for maintenance or monitoring activities. Other, illegal discharges might result in:

  • Clogged or overflowing sewer lines
  • Disruption of wastewater treatment plant processes
  • Damage to sewer lines and laterals
  • Buildup of toxic gases in the lines
  • Harmful discharges into the environment

An example of an illegal discharge is a commercial vacuum truck dumping its contents of grease interceptors, sand/oil interceptors and septic tanks into the sewer system. Illegal dumping into public manholes is most likely to occur at night and away from major streets. If you see a potentially unauthorized discharge, please contact the Water Reclamation District at 702-668-8354.

Introducing F.O.G.G.

The Clark County Water Reclamation District and the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas have teamed up to ask our residents to Just Can It! and help keep cooking fat, oils, grease and grit (FOGG) out of our community’s sewer systems. These agencies maintain extensive collection systems of several thousand miles of pipeline underneath the streets to deliver wastewater from homes, businesses and schools to the treatment facilities.
We call it wastewater, but it is not wasted at all. We reclaim every drop of this valuable resource by treating it to very high levels until suitable for reuse- for golf courses, soccer fields, industrial cooling and, most importantly, for return to Lake Mead and the Colorado River system for Return Flow Credits. In order to clean the water to the very high standards necessary, these agencies must keep the wastewater flowing through the pipelines to reach the plants for treatment.

F.O.G.G. FAQs

Q:  What is FOGG, and is it a problem? A:  FOGG is made up of fat, oil, grease, and grit, and it is a very BIG problem! FOGG does not mix with water because its components are insoluble and have a tendency to separate from a liquid solution. When fat, oil and grease are poured down the drain, they stick to the sewer pipe walls creating layers of buildup that restrict the wastewater flow. This problem requires pipes to be cleaned more frequently, causes pipes to be replaced sooner than expected, and causes blockages that can result in sewer overflows.

Q:  How does fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) create a sewer blockage? A:  Fat, oil, grease, and grit in a warm, liquid form may appear to be harmless since they flow easily down the drain. However, as the liquid cools, the FOGG solidifies and floats to the top of the other liquid in the sewer pipes. The layer of FOGG sticks to the sewer pipes and over time, the flow of wastewater becomes restricted and can cause a backup or overflow. The gritty particles, including coffee grinds, eggshells, aquarium gravel, grain, rice, seeds, etc. get trapped in the greasy buildup, accelerating the problem rapidly.
Over time, FOGG accumulates in the sewer system in much the same way that cholesterol accumulates in our arteries. As FOGG builds in the pipes, wastewater becomes increasingly restricted. Suddenly, sometimes without warning, a sewer pipe backs up and overflows, similar to a heart attack. The result is a home flooded with sewage, or sewage overflowing in the street, where it flows – untreated – into area waterways.

Q:  What products contain fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) A:  Fat, oil, grease and grit are natural by-products of the cooking and food preparation process. Common sources include food scraps, meat fats, cooking oils, lard, baked goods, salad dressings, sauces, marinades, dairy products, shortening, butter and margarine, coffee grinds, eggshells, grain, rice, seeds, etc. Anything put through the garbage disposal adds to the buildup.

Q:  What can I do to keep fat, oil, grease, and grit (FOGG) out of the sewer and help prevent a grease related sewer overflow from occurring in my house or on my street? A:  Everyone plays a role in preventing FOGG from damaging our sewer system. The following easy tips can help prevent a sewer overflow in your home or neighborhood.

  1. Fat, oil, grease, and grit should NEVER be poured down the sink. Sink drains and garbage disposals are not designed to handle these materials properly.
  2. Before washing, scrape and dry wipe pots, pans and dishes with paper towels and dispose of materials in the trash.
  3. Pour fat, oil, grease and grit into a disposable container, such as an empty glass jar or coffee can. Once the liquid has cooled and solidified, secure the lid and place the container in the trash.
  4. Disconnect, or at least minimize use of the garbage disposal to get rid of food scraps. The garbage disposal chops up food into small pieces, but can still cause a blockage in the pipe. Use sink strainers to catch food items, and then empty the strainer into the trash.

Q:  Why is it important to dispose of FOGG properly? A:  Sewer system maintenance in neighborhoods that experience sewer blockages and backups due to fat, oil, grease, and grit is expensive and can contribute to the amount that customers pay for sewer service. A sewer blockage or backup can also result in expensive repairs to the home.

Q:  What should I do if I experience a sewer blockage or overflow? A:  Call your sewer service provider at one of the following numbers:

  • Clark County Water Reclamation District: 702-434-6600
  • City of Las Vegas: 702-229-6594
  • City of Henderson: 702-267-2500
  • City of North Las Vegas: 702-633-1275

Pain in the Drain | Why Flushing is Bad

Why Flushing is a Bad Idea When you flush medication down your drain, it ends up at one of our treatment facilities. These ingredients can remain in the treated water when it is released into the water cycle. Handful of PillsWhen prescription or over-the-counter drugs are flushed down the sink or toilet, their chemical components may be added to the water supply. The presence of these substances in the environment is emerging as an important national and international issue. Although the concentration levels of these products in the environment is very low, research and monitoring are continuing worldwide.
Putting medications down the drain is not just a local concern. Increasingly, prescription and non-prescription medications, many of which are not effectively destroyed by sewage treatment plants, are finding their way into streams and drinking water supplies. A study conducted by the United States Geological Survey found that 80 percent of the 139 streams sampled across 30 states detected very low concentrations of chemicals commonly found in prescription drugs. While the concentration levels of these products are very low, they may be enough to cause adverse effects in the environment and to human health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nevada-Senior-Guide Helping Hands of Vegas Valley – Las Vegas

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www.hhovv.org

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SERVING SENIORS in SOUTHERN NEVADA

No Cost Services Assist Seniors to Remain Independent

  Established in 2000, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide free, assistive services to senior citizens in Southern Nevada, allowing them to maintain their dignity and independence while improving health and daily living.

Our services include:

  • Transportation
  • Food Pantry
  • Respite Care Vouchers

Volunteer at your convenience!

SERVICES

We are a community agency providing the following free services to seniors 60 and over in the Las Vegas Valley.

Transportation

Transportation

HHOVV has two Para transit buses that can accommodate wheelchair clients. Rides are provided for medical appointments, grocery store shopping and other errands.

HHOVV volunteer drivers provide transportation to and from medical appointments, shopping trips and errands. All volunteers receive orientation training and a background check.

New clients meet with HHOVV’s intake coordinator for an assessment and must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and display a need for assistance. Individuals needing services are typically alone and frail, chronically ill, homebound, and/or dependent on a primary caregiver. Reassessments are completed on an annual basis. HHOVV does not charge for these services. Volunteers and staff do not accept tips, gifts, fees, loans or anything of value from clients.

To be added to the waiting list for transportation services please contact Myrna or Nichole at 702-633-7264 x29.

Respite Care Vouchers

Respite Care Vouchers

The HHOVV respite voucher program is funded by the state Aging and Disabled Services Division and provides temporary relief for caregivers. Individuals who do not take time off while caring for a loved one may compromise their physical and mental well-being. Utilizing respite services is one way to reduce stress, allowing individuals to be more effective caregivers. Also, using respite services may delay early institutionalization

Food Pantry

Food Pantry

HHOVV also keeps a food pantry stocked with non-perishable items and delivers a free bag once a month to clients who meet eligibility requirements. Clients must be 60 years of age or older, show proof of Nevada residency and proof that their annual income is at or below 150% of current poverty guidelines. To become a pantry recipient a senior may call 702-633-7264 x22 and leave their name and phone number.

The organization accepts donations of non-perishable food items at a warehouse office in North Las Vegas. Donations are always appreciated!

If you are interested in holding a food drive for HHOVV please contact Lorri Highet at 702-633-7264 x30.

An organization serving the Seniors of Las Vegas.

2320 Paseo Del Prado #B112

Las Vegas, NV 89102

702-633-7264

E-mail: hhofvv@aol.com

Nevada-Senior-Guide The Way Out Christian Fellowship

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Support Services 

www.thewayoutcf.com

The Way Out Christian Fellowship

Senior Pastor Earl Kennedy

My name is Earl Kennedy, I came to the Lord in 1991 leaving behind a lifestyle of drug addiction and witchcraft.  I was lost and broken with no hope in life when God came to me.  He sent me back to the streets that I came from to help others.  We now have sober living homes for people who want help.  They are able to start their lives over again with the Lord leading the way.

Ministry

Recovery Homes

We have both men and women recovery homes up and running.  The homes are set in a family atmosphere to give people something many are not used to.  We have people staying anywhere between one month to 2 years. When they are ready to leave , then they go. Our goal for everyone  who comes to us is that they never have to be addicted to anything again.  Most are also restored to their own families.  Above all else they leave with a relationship with the Lord that solves all their problems.  This is a 24 hour a day job and the blessings that come with watching lives change in this manner are not measureable.  God has blessed the houses and those who live in them.

Lionheart Academy

We are in the process of opening a boarding school in the Las Vegas Valley.  It is a place for children rescued from slavery.  Most people know about this as child trafficking.  Housing both sex and labor trafficked children, we will take children from preschool age through 17 years old. We will also take them from anywhere in the US or internationally.  www.LionheartAcademy.org

 

Mission

The purpose of THE WAY OUT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is:

“For the equipping to the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.  As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love”.  (Ephesians 4:12-16)

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit , equal in power and glory; that this tri-une God created all, upholds all and governs all.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through the SON, Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth.  His sinless life, His miracles and teachings, His death for our sins according to the Scriptures, His burial, His bodily resurrection, His finished work on the cross, His ascension into Heaven, and His perpetual intercession for His followers.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit and all Biblical callings.

We believe that all People are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, are under condemnation and therefore, in need of salvation and regeneration.  We believe that eternal life and salvation is only by God’s grace through faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe in the True Church, the living spirit body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.  “And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”.  (Ephesians 1:22-23NKVJ)

  • Senior Industry Network Group Events

    Monthly SING Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at our NEW location below:

    Desert Canyon - HealthSouth
    9175 W. Oquendo Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89148

    S.I.N.G. Agenda:
    - Coffee and bagels will be served
    - A time to show gratitude by thanking those who have sent you referrals
    - Announcements around the room
    - One minute commercials
    - Open Discussion on topics of Self Empowerment

    * When? The 1st Thursday of every month. Networking starts at: 8:00am | Meeting starts at: 8:30am

    * How Much? It’s free!