Lyon County, Nevada now has an action plan to make way for greater technology use across the community and pave the way for a brighter economic future. The Technology Action Plan was unveiled as part of Lyon County’s participation in the Connected community engagement program through the Connect Nevada initiative. Thirteen Nevada communities are currently involved in some stage of the Connected program.
The occasion was marked yesterday with a public event at Silver Springs Community Center where the Lyon County Technology Team was presented with its detailed action plan for the future.
“Receiving this Connected community Technology Action Plan is a huge step in the right direction for the future of Lyon County,” said General Manager of the Silver Springs-Stagecoach Hospital District and Lyon County Community Champion Kari Larson. “This plan outlines how we will take specific steps to ensure our community is supporting our current residents and businesses by making sure there is access to the global economy and all the educational, health, government, and other countless benefits that quality high-speed Internet allows.”
Participation in the Connected program means Lyon County has gone through an extensive assessment of its overall broadband and technology innovation. The Technology Action Plan sets general community-wide broadband connectivity requirements to be worked toward that will support economic development and residential quality of life. Lyon County’s top goal from the new plan is to increase broadband access throughout the county. The new plan gives the community step-by-step action items to make sure that goal is met. The plan will also support growing digital literacy through future broadband expansion and programs that will ensure the community maintains widespread Internet access, adoption, and use.
“This Connected Technology Action Plan is a big key to success for both the present and the future of Lyon County,” said Connect Nevada Program Manager Lindsey Niedzielski. “Lyon County is paving the way with this Technology Action Plan for a bright and prosperous future. The new plan means this community is serious about making sure it’s ready to benefit from all the economic and lifestyle opportunities that the digital age provides. It’s all part of Nevada’s solid plans for future growth.”
The Connected program is part of the Connect Nevada initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA State Broadband Initiative (SBI) program. Connect Nevada is working to facilitate the access, adoption, and use of technology throughout the state to create a better business environment, more effective community and economic development, improved healthcare, more efficient government, enhanced education, and improved quality of life. Residents are encouraged to get involved by joining their local Connected technology team and using the free Every Community Online program offered by Connect Nevada to get training in computer and Internet skills which makes them eligible for discounted computers and home Internet service.
About Connect Nevada: The Governor’s Office and the Nevada Broadband Task Force are leading the initiative to increase broadband Internet access, adoption, and use across the state. Connect Nevada is a nonprofit organization that was commissioned by the state to work with all Nevada broadband providers, create detailed maps of current broadband coverage, and coordinate efforts with other Federal grant award recipients in the state. Connect Nevada is now supporting the development of a statewide plan for the deployment and adoption of broadband. The goal is to spread high-speed Internet across the state and make sure all Nevada residents have access to its life-changing benefits. For more information visit: www.connectnv.org.
Senior Care Plus Offers Daily Meetings During medicare Enrollment Period
RENO, Nev. (Oct. 15, 2012) – Senior Care Plus, a Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Hometown Health, is hosting daily informational group meetings to assist current and new members during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2012.
During those dates, Medicare eligible beneficiaries can sign up or make changes to their current coverage, including choosing a Medicare managed care plan (Medicare Advantage or Stand-Alone Prescription Drug plans).
With this opportunity to select private health insurance for next year, these informational meetings are designed to answer questions regarding the impact of Health Care Reform on Medicare Advantage. Additionally Medicare eligible beneficiaries will be able to select the right insurance plan, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2013, and complete their Annual Election Form.
“After Dec. 7, members will be locked into their plans until next year’s Annual Enrollment Period,” said Matt Ladich, director of government programs for Hometown Health. “Medicare Advantage plans can offer greater medical, prescription drug, and supplemental benefits in one plan with one insurance carrier versus other arrangements – this allows for lower costs and convenience to the beneficiary.”
Those interested can call 775-982-3191 or toll-free 888-775-7003 to choose from daily sessions held at the 850 Harvard Way offices. Walk-ins are welcome and home appointments may also be available. Additionally, specific meetings will be scheduled in communities outside of the Reno Sparks area at various libraries and senior centers. Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit seniorcareplus.com for more information.
Many Medicare eligible beneficiaries may wait until it is too late to enroll in managed care plans. These plans offer more cost savings and benefits than traditional (fee-for-service) Medicare. Senior Care Plus wants to educate the public about the change and cut down on possible beneficiary confusion and frustration.
Senior Care Plus, a product of Hometown Health Plan, Inc. is contracted with the Federal Government to offer a Medicare Advantage Plan with prescription drug coverage, available to anyone with both Medicare Parts A and B. Hometown Health is pleased to have been awarded another contract with Medicare for 2013 and will continue to offer its plans for a 17th year. Members must be residents of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe counties and continue to pay his or her Medicare Part B premium.
Filed under: > Senior Services Directory - RURAL Nevada, Volunteer Opportunities
Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Inc.
2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6
Carson City, NV 89706, 775-687-4680
Nevada SMP – Senior Medicare Patrol
(702) 486-4341, Please call for information
Senior Companion Program of
1380 Greg Street, Ste. 212, Sparks, NV 89431
775-358-2322, Mary Brock, Director
Lyon, Churchill, Douglas & Carson County
Filed under: > Senior Services Directory - RURAL Nevada, Medical and Health Services
City of Pioche – County Social Services
(775) 728-4477 Lincoln County
Provides various essential programs, services, benefits to assist qualified, needy families, individuals achieve their highest level of
Elder Protective Services (EPS)
State of Nevada – Aging & Disability
Services Agency – Northern Nevada
(775) 688-2964 Washoe County
Elder Protective Services for persons 60 years
old and older who may experience abuse,
neglect, exploitation, or isolation. Elder
Protective Services serves all of Nevada
Eureka Senior Center
20 W. Gold Street, Eureka NV 89316
Referral Services for Low Income Energy
Assistance, USDA, and Medicare
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Senior Center
1885 Agency Rd., Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-7569 Churchill County
Offers meals, trips, traditional crafts, and
other cultural events, caregivers, food bank,
national relief charities program
Kids to Seniors Korner – Saint Mary’s
Community Wellness, Community
(775) 770-6177 Washoe County
Kids to Seniors Korner assists vulnerable individuals and families, with special
emphasis on homeless children and seniors, by linking and providing them with community resources through a collaborative community partnership to increase quality of life 8am-5pm
Lyon County Human Services
1075 Pyramid St., Silver Springs, NV 89429
(775) 577-5009 Lyon County
All emergency services, Senior Services,
Low Income, Employment. 8am-5pm
Nevada Rural Counties Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Pahrump, Amargosa, Beatty, Crystal
2621 Northgate Lane, #6
Carson City, NV 89701
RSVP Program provides free local transportation to doctors, shopping, bank, Respite Care, Caregiver Program (4 hours at a time), Pro Bono Legal Services, Resistance Exercise
Training, Coupons for Farmers Market
(Call program director for information)
NYE/Esmerelda County Community
1 Frankee St., Tonopah, NV 89049
(775) 482-6659. Referral Service, Immunization
flu shots, counseling for women’s/men’s
health, cancer screening
RSVP Program – NV Rural Counties
Homemaker Companions, Donations Welcome
Senior Daybreak Program
Washoe County Senior Services
(775) 328-2575 Washoe County
Daycare for adults age 18 years or older as
alternative to institutionalization, Provides respite care, nursing, day care and social
opportunities for the disabled adult,
Offers group care during the day
Senior ID Card – Douglas Cty Nevada TRIAD
(775) 782-9858 Douglas County
This card is wallet size and should be carried at all times. It contains information that could
save your life in case of an emergency.
CARE TRAK Program.
The Continuum Outreach Program
Nevada Care Connection Partner
3700 Grant Dr., Ste A, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 829-4700 Washoe County
Adult day care, therapy and rehab
Douglas County Nevada TRIAD
Dementia/Senior and Elderly Services
The Evacuation Disaster Program
(775) 782-9858 Douglas County
For those who live alone or are disabled:
in the event of a disaster and would not be able to evacuate without assistance. This program signs you up for immediate
assistance to come to your aid in the event an evacuation request is issued.
Contact for Magnet that holds health info.
Washoe County Senior Services Law Project
1155 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512
(775) 334-3050 Washoe County
Assists seniors of Washoe County with
Social security, supplemental security income, Medicare, food stamps, county assistance, public housing and Foreclosure Info.
Call for hours. 60+
WEARC Program (Waiver for the Elderly in
Adult Residential Care)
State of Nevada – Aging & Disability
Services Agency – Northern Nevada
(775) 688-2964 Carson City County
A home and community based waiver for the elderly in group care that offers individuals a less expensive alternative to supervised care in a residential setting
Filed under: > Senior Services Directory - RURAL Nevada, Food Assistance
Carlin Open Door Senior Center
320 Chestnut St., Carlin, NV 89822
(775) 754-6465 Elko County
Provides daily meals at noon and
transportation, Social Activity, Tax Info
Elderly Nutrition & Transportation
Silver Sage Senior Center
213 First St., Wells, NV 89835
(775) 752-3280 Elko County
Nutritional hot lunches M-F, Meals-on-Wheels,
frozen meals on weekends and transportation provided for errands.
Fannie Komp Senior Center
(775) 468-0466 – Eureka County
The Eureka County Food Pantry distributes TFAP for Emergency Food and Food Pantry & Homebound meals for those with medical and periodic illness, within 5 mile radius of senior center
Hawthorne Senior Center – Mineral County
Care and Share Senior Center – Hawthorne
975 K St., Hawthorne, NV 89415
(775) 945-5519 Mineral County
The Meals on Wheels Program, social activities. Senior service specialist, M-F Lunch at Noon
Lincoln Senior Services – Lincoln County
Senior Services. (775) 728-4477
Provides congregate meals, Meals-on-Wheels for homebound seniors, recreational
opportunities, homemaker program (call for addt’l info)
Mina Senior Center – Mineral County Care
and Share Senior Center – Mina
211 8th St., Mina, NV 89422. (775) 573-2344
Senior Services – Provides congregate meals noon daily, Meals-on-Wheels for homebound, transportation for medical appointments and
shopping, out-of-town trips once a month, Open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. 9am-1:30pm,
Sr. advocate, computers
Older Americans of Lyon County Senior Ctr.
117 Pilson Way, Yerington, NV 89447
(775) 463-6550 Lyon County
Provides meals (call for hours), recreation, exercise, transportation for appointments and errands, gift shop, Meals on Wheels, Advocacy, Legal Info, M-F 7am – 3pm.
Olsen Senior Ctr. – Lincoln County Sr. Svcs.
240 Front Street, Caliente, NV 89008
Provides congregate meals, Meals-on-Wheels, recreational opportunities, and transportation to medical appointments
Pleasant Senior Center
1480 Lay Street, Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-6211 Humboldt County
*Congregate meals, Meals On Wheels, crafts, art lessons, exercises. Senior health
awareness, transportation for medical
appointments and shopping. Elder lawyer, SHIP Program, Social activities. M-F Noon.*
Salvation Army Social Services for Seniors
Salvation Army – Reno. (775) 688-4555
Services, Food, Clothing, Referrals, Adult Rehab, Job opportunites
Silver Springs Senior Center
2945 Ft. Churchill Rd., Silver Springs, NV
(775) 577-5014 Lyon County, Call for Hours
www.LyonCounty.org. Provides congregate meals at the center ($2 donation),
Provides information and referral services,
Transportation to medical appointments in
Carson City or Reno, shopping and special
events, Legal services, Meals-on-Wheels
Washoe County Senior Services
(775) 328-2581. Provides hot meals to seniors
aged 55 or older who are homebound.
Filed under: > Senior Services Directory - RURAL Nevada, Advocacy
Advocates for Elders Program
State of Nevada – Aging & Disability Services Agency Northern Nevada
445 Apple St., S104, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 688-2964 – Carson City County
Advocacy and assistance to frail seniors, RX & Drug Program, Rent & Tax Rebates, Elder Abuse, CHIP, Suicide Prevention, WEARC Program
Human Services Department of Lyon County
(775) 577-5009 x 15. Provides advocacy &
assistance to Lyon County seniors age 60+ in
Yerington, Dayton, Silver Springs & Fernley
Senior Centers, call for information.
Long-Term Care (LTC)
State of Nevada – Division of Aging Services
Northern Nevada – Washoe County
(775) 688-2964, www.nvaging.net
Addresses issues and problems faced by
residents in LTC facilities, also residents
facilities for groups. Protects the confidentiality
of a resident’s records, and ensures that the identity of any complainant or resident will not be discussed.
Crisis Call Center – Washoe County
(775) 784-8090, crisiscallcenter.org
Substance Abuse 800-450-9530 or
(775) 825-4357, Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255, option 1. Provides information and referral
services. Offers advocacy and support to
families of seniors 50 and older. Elder abuse
and neglect reporting, community outreach,
education on self-sufficiency, and community
Northern Nevada – NV Secretary of State
101 N. Carson St., Ste. 3, Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 684-5708, (702) 486-2887
NO COST SECURE way to file living wills and
advanced health care directives for immediate
access to health care providers, Mergers, Business License, Election Div, Notary.
NV Division for Aging & Disability Service
3416 Goni Rd., Bldg. D132, Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 687-4210. Elder Abuse, Senior Rx
Program, Disability Information, Medicaid, Suicide Prevention, Advocacy.
Say HELLO to Senior Dimensions
When selecting a Medicare plan, people have different priorities. Most consider the out-of-pocket costs associated with prescriptions, doctor visits, and hospital admissions. Others may select a plan that’s simple to use with little or no paperwork. For some, staying with their doctor is a must. That’s why Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) offers Medicare Advantage benefits to help fit your health insurance needs.
Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plan is insured through Health Plan of Nevada, Inc., a UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract.
Enrollment Limitations: Enrollment in the plan is available during specific times of the year. Contact Senior Dimensions for more information. You must have both Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in the plan. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, if not otherwise paid for under Medicaid or by another third party.
Senior Dimensions Southern Nevada (HMO-POS) service area covers Clark and Nye counties. Senior Dimensions Greater Nevada (HMO) service area covers Esmeralda, Lyon and Mineral counties, as well as designated zip codes in Washoe County.
HMO members must use plan providers except in emergency or urgent care situations or for out-of-area renal dialysis. If you obtain routine care from out-of-network providers neither Medicare nor Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans will be responsible for the costs.
For HMO-POS members, with the exception of emergency or out-of-area renal dialysis, it may cost more to get care from out-of-network providers.
Pharmacy Network Limitations: Prescription coverage subject to limitations. You must use contracted network pharmacies to access your Part D prescription drug benefit except under non-routine circumstances, in which case quantity limitations and restrictions may apply.
Beneficiary information is available in alternate formats and languages. Please call Customer Service at 1-800-650-6232; TTY: 711 for details. Customer Service hours of operation are October 1 through February 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week. Between February 15 through September 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, Monday – Friday. On Saturday, Sunday and holidays, please leave a detailed message and a representative will return your call within a business day.
At Senior Dimensions, we realize more than ever the importance of offering affordable, quality health care coverage. We understand that people who are eligible for Original Medicare may be looking for better options to meet their health care needs. That’s where Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) can help.
Over 45,000 Nevadans get more benefits than Original Medicare with Senior Dimensions Medicare Advantage plans. We’ve been serving Nevadans for over 25 years. A product of Health Plan of Nevada, an affiliate company of UnitedHealthcare, and Nevada’s first federally qualified health maintenance organization, Senior Dimensions offers members access to a range of plan options and services above and beyond Original Medicare.
Senior Dimensions (HMO/HMO-POS) has a wide range of programs and services to assist you!