The longest running event celebrating northern Nevada’s seniors, Senior Fest 2017 will be held September 5, 9-2 p.m. at the Reno “Old” Town Mall. Senior Fest is an annual show that connects people with services and local businesses that improve or enhance independent living and quality of life.
The largest senior outreach of its kind, over 60 businesses and agencies will be on hand offering a wide range of resources for seniors, boomers, and retirees. Sponsored by Renown Health and Senior Care Plus, Senior Fest offers several health screenings along with other health care providers that include hearing, vision, spine, and dental, as well as flu shots, blood pressure checks and diabetes information.
Other resources include health insurance counseling, Medicare and Social Security benefits, assisted and independent living, assistive technology, recreation programs, AARP advocacy, and numerous organizations that provide a variety of services for aging adults in the Truckee Meadows.
Every year several thousand seniors make time to attend Senior Fest, which offers a one-stop shop of resources and one-on-one networking with senior service providers. Oftentimes people wait until the last minute or when there is a crisis to find out what is available in the community. Senior Fest helps create opportunities for aging adults to discuss options with local professionals, and to gather helpful information on which they can make long-term care and support decisions.
Additionally, Senior Fest features outdoor entertainment for attendees to dance and enjoy the day. Live music will be performed by Colin Ross, and Erika Paul and the Swingin Jazz Kats. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Colin Ross plays a large and ever-shifting repertoire of original music, jazz standards and blues classics. He frequently plays for senior gatherings and is enjoyed by all. Jazz Lady Erika Paul is a local singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and instructor whose wide range of music skills showcases the best of jazz classics. With these two great musicians, Senior Fest music lovers will find entertaining performances all day.
The Eldorado Hotel Casino is planning to provide a sneak preview of its showroom entertainment. Broadway/TV Star Adam Trent is bringing his signature brand of magic and illusions to Reno. Produced by the creative team behind The Illusionists, the world’s bestselling touring magic show, Adam Trent - The Next Generation of Magic is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music designed to entertain the entire family.
Parking is available at the Reno Town Mall and the Atlantis Resort parking lot, with shuttle service provided by Lakeside Manor. The RTC is providing travel training to seniors who have never riden a large fixed route bus before. People interested in participating can contact the RTC which will be providing pick up service at the senior centers in Reno and Sparks. Transportation is available to the mall by RTC on route one - South Virginia Street and route 6 - Peckham Lane. Senior Fest is free and open to the public. For more information call Senior Spectrum at (775) 348-0717.
Senior Fest is sponsored by Senior Spectrum Newspaper, Renown Health, Senior Care Plus, AARP Nevada, Dolan Automotive, Lakeside Manor, Lend-A-Hand Senior Services, City of Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, Circle of Life Hospice, Washoe County Senior Services, Northern Nevada Medical Center, Prominence Health Plan, Eldorado, Bonanza, and Atlantis Casinos.
Join Senior Spectrum Newsmagazine for a full hour discussion of senior issues on America Matters Media, 1180-AM, noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday. Listeners can call-in or join the discussion at the Reno Town Mall studio.
Call locally at 775-827-8900 or 844-790-TALK.
Call Senior Spectrum for details - 775-348-0717.
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