RHA employees dressed up as some pretty scary characters, knocked on doors at our family complexes and handed out candy to kids and their parents on October 29, 2020.
RHA kids have fun, learn skills and make memories—even though Summer Camp was closed due to COVID-19. This year the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) donated helmets, and the Reno Bike Project let us use some great bikes and the expertise of super instructor Meg. From Stead to Raleigh Heights to downtown Reno, RHA Bike Camp taught kids bike safety, the rules of the road—and how to have fun and make friends on two wheels. Thank you, Meg and Reno Bike Project!
Watch for the next edition of Bike Camp, coming during school breaks.
Thanks to Sprouts Farmers Market for generous donations of quality food to help our seniors. And to the local Knights of Columbus who deliver the food to our Silverada Manor senior village every week.
Reno Council-member Oscar Delgado and developers Chip Bowlby and Sherry Wagner of Reno Land help RHA staff members distribute lunch from Los Compadres restaurant to the Residents of Myra Birch Manor on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Bowlby paid for lunch and added art supplies purchased for the kids. Residents with children also received snack and toiletry bags from Horizon Ministries Outreach of Horizon Church.
Residents of the Reno Housing Authority’s Stead Manor receive meals donated by Burger King and children’s snacks and toiletries donated by Horizon Church on Saturday, April 25. Special thanks to Reno Vice Mayor Devon Reese, Councilwoman Bonnie Weber, restauranteur Sanjay Lillaney of Campo and Burger King, Horizon Ministries Outreach of Horizon Church and volunteers for making the delivery!
Reno COVID Volunteers help deliver food from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to residents of Tom Sawyer and Silverada Manors on April 8, 2020. We are encouraging our seniors to stay at home during the COVID-19 exposure period. These volunteers take Food Bank staples right to the doors of thankful seniors.
More than 120 seniors came to the Reno Housing Authority’s first Senior Day event September 20, 2019 at Silverada Manor in northeast Reno. They enjoyed free food, haircuts, manicures, games and even an opportunity to set up email accounts.
The Center of Healthy Aging, a Reno-based nonprofit organization, created the event to encourage interaction within a community known for staying at home. “Isolation is a killer,” says founder and director Larry Weiss. “Hopefully today’s event will help create some relationships that will last so they will come out more often.”
Realtors from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Drysdale Properties donated the time, money and partnerships to make the event possible. “We take one day a year to close our offices and give back to our community,” says organizer Heidi Somhegyi. “And we asked our business partners to help, too—lenders, title companies, inspectors. We have nearly 60 realtors here today.”
Volunteers from Reno’s Paul Mitchell School provided haircuts and manicures. Other local organizations offered raffle prizes and gluten-free food giveaways. All enjoyed the reward of abundant smiles. “These seniors are our lives,” says the Reno Housing Authority’s Elderly Services Administrator, Cathy Steed. “To see so many of our residents having so much fun makes it all worthwhile.”
A special thank you to Holy Cross Catholic Community in Sparks. Volunteers from Holy Cross have been catering Thanksgiving lync for our seniors at Silverada Manor for more than 30 years!
The Reno Housing Authority thanks Bobo’s and the Junior Ski Program for another great year on the slopes! Dozens of RHA kids and their families got to enjoy skiing at Sky Tavern.
The Reno Bike Project brought a big Christmas surprise to some young artists at the Reno Housing Authority. Ten young artists whose winning designs were printed to make thousands of RHA holiday cards and 15 raffle winners each got a bicycle and helmet! It was a perfect Christmas gift after a visit from Santa Claus himself.