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“The NV Rural Counties Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Inc. (RSVP) partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide state of the art training for family caregivers and respite volunteers on how to more effectively assist persons suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers” said Janice R. Ayres, Executive Director and CEO of RSVP. The training was made possible by a grant from the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. These training sessions, which were a series of three, gave volunteers and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about how to deal with the devastating disease affecting millions in our country, and assisted caregivers in Carson City and rural Nevada with free respite care from RSVP volunteers. Caregivers received regular breaks for two to four hours per week for several hours at a time.
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im000005_200United States Senator Harry Reid receives recognition from RSVP Executive Director Janice Ayres for his continuing support of Nevada seniors through RSVP programs.








RSVP has received additional funding for our transportation services which now enables us to expand these services to include younger persons with a disability.  RSVP volunteers provide transportation services in Carson City and Nevada's rural communities with the ability to also drive them to urban areas for services they so desperately need.  The Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program has been serving senior Nevadan's for over 40 years.

"We are able to help even more people as we can now provide persons with disabilities aged 18 and over with free escorted transportation services provided by volunteers", said Susan Haas, Executive Director & CEO. "We really need more drivers to help us deliver these services and we provide mileage reimbursement or offer our vans, when available, to transport those in need.  I encourage volunteers to come forward and help fill the gaps for seniors and disabled persons who just need a little help to get to Dr. appointments, grocery shopping and to attend to other errands.  If you can volunteer a couple of hours a week or even once or twice a month you will be providing a tremendous service to your community," said Haas.

Nevada's rural senior and disabled population are provided with escorted transportation services which are so important to the confined elderly and those who are disabled.  This assistance helps to allay the terrible fear that they will not be able to remain independent and in their own homes where their possessions, family and memories all help improve their quality of life.

For more information please call Tannis causey in Carson City at 775-687-4680, ext.7.  For the name of the RSVP representative in your area please go to the 'Contact RSVP' page on our website.