Rural Nevada’s Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be occupying one of the booths at the health fair, hoping to bring awareness to the many programs they offer and are available to Lincoln County residents.
June Taylor, long-time Field Representative of RSVP said, “There are so many residents that are unaware of the many programs we have to help the seniors of our community.”
“We have many local volunteers who can be called on for home companion, respite, homemaker, or drivers, all who have been screened through RSVP.”
Home companions are merely friendly visits to lonely seniors as often as needed. Respite is basically 20 hours a month relief for the caregivers of local residents Homemakers offer three hours of weekly house cleaning to all seniors, free of charge with no income requirement.
The program also has drivers for all residents of the community who need assistance with transportation to doctor appointments, shopping etc.
“You will find some of our volunteers at the Caliente Thrift Shop and the Historical Boxcar Museum, here in Caliente,” Taylor said. “We are always looking for new volunteers for various service in Lincoln County.”
Besides the many volunteer programs, RSVP is also the place to sign up for Lifeline, a popular medical alert service.
The program also has an Emergency Food Pantry.
RSVP is now located at the Depot, second floor – Room 15. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be reached at 775-726-3126/775-962-1290.