Susan Haas, new director of the Nevada Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Carson City, gave a presentation regarding the work

Nevada Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director Susan Haas, left, and local field representative June Taylor, talk with County Commissioners about the local RSVP program. Commissioners approved the request for $16,384 from budgeted funds. (Dave Maxwell photo)

Susan Haas, new director of the Nevada Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Carson City, gave a presentation regarding the work of the program in Lincoln County.

County Commissioners approved the annual budgeted request of $16,384.

Haas, and local field representative leader June Taylor, spoke about the fitness programs RSVP is using for seniors and some of the disabled.

She said, “We provide everything from resistance exercise training to respite care. It allows our 24/7 caregivers who are home with a loved one, a break and allow them to get away and take care of their own needs, and come back to the situation refreshed.”

Haas said the home companion program provides people with “a way to keep from being isolated and alone, to have somebody to talk to, to assist them with the transportation, to doctor’s appointments, to the grocery store, etc., or just visiting. Providing the emotional support that is so necessary for the confined elderly.”

RSVP just opened their new office on Clover Street in Caliente, right next to the Brandin’ Iron Restaurant. An open house was held Aug. 6.

Taylor said the office had been in the Caliente City Hall for over 30 years before making the move.