Below you will find a list of the programs offered for seniors in the Las Vegas area. From AARP and Nevada Care Connection to Dial 221 and volunteer services, there are numerous programs suited for the active adult community.
AARP Nevada offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for 50+ adults, including issue/advocacy volunteers, community service volunteers, 50+ workforce volunteers, driver safety program instructors and coordinators, tax-aide tax preparers, coordinators, greeters, and many more.
(866) 389-5652, www.aarp.org/nv
This easy to remember telephone number provides Nevadans with immediate access to all social and government services, as well as many nonprofit groups.
Simply dial 2-1-1, www.nevada211.org
Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada
Provides resources to groups and individuals to help them deliver creative solutions to community problems through volunteerism. It serves as a key resource for community involvement for southern Nevadans, matching volunteer interests with many organizations.
(702) 892-2321, www.volunteercentersn.org
Nevada Division for Aging Services
This organization provides services to older adults, including but not limited to: home and community based services, transportation, financial and legal assistance, and help understanding Medicare.
(702) 486-3545, www.nvaging.net
Nevada Care Connection
Nevada Care Connection is a comprehensive, up-to-date network of agencies and providers throughout Nevada offering easy access to care-giver resources, support, and information.
(866) 687-6822, nevadaadrc.com
Benefits Checkup is a service provided by the National Council on Aging to help older adults find programs to help pay for the cost of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items and services.
(800) 373-4906, www.benefitscheckup.org
Senior Citizens Law Project
Senior Citizens Law Project provides high quality, free legal counsel and assistance to Clark County residents who are 60 and older. Services include but are not limited to: simple wills, advance directives, small claims help, consumer disputes, and legal advice.
(702) 229-6596, www.law.unlv.edu/pdf/SeniorCitizensLaw.pdf
Making The Move To Assisted Living
Having more and more difficulty with everyday activities? Assisted living facility may be the answer. You can get the daily support and be as independent as possible. The decision to leave your home can be difficult, but finding the right fit and being honest about your needs, you can make the choice that’s right for you.
Seniors' Health Resources
People are living longer than ever before. There are things you can do to stay healthy and active as you age. It is important to understand what to expect. Some changes may just be part of normal aging, while others may be a warning sign of a medical problem. It is important to know the difference, and to let your healthcare provider know if you have any concerns.
Dietary needs change. In your older years, your activity levels may go down, and your metabolism will slow. This means you won’t need as many calories as you did when you were young and active. Learning to eat well for your age can help stave off a number of health conditions.
Moving Tips For Seniors
Moving is a big job, but when you're a senior you have some specific considerations you have to make. You can take measures to reduce the stress of the days ahead. Here's a guide to help you through the process as you get ready to downsize and prep for your move.
Financial Resources For Seniors
Funding / Saving Your Retirement, Estate Planning, and Increasing Your Retirement Income. These articals can help you with these issues and more.
Veterans Benefits For Seniors
The SVSA lists appeals agents, advocates and eldercare services in many areas of the country. These individuals and providers help senior veterans and their survivors understand veterans benefits available to them.
Legal Planning For Alzheimer's And Dementia
When you or someone you love is diagnosed with a progressive disease like Alzheimer's or dementia, you face a number of serious considerations that need to be made quickly before the disease has a chance to progress. In addition to decisions about care, doctors, medical treatments and therapies, this is the time to make some legal decisions to plan for the future.