The RTC is excited to join our regional partners in celebrating our seniors as part of Older Americans Month in May. RTC will be offering three informational sessions to help seniors and their caretakers learn about transportation options in our region, and participating in the Stuff A Bus for seniors donation drive.
“As our seniors age, we want to support their independence and help them continue to have mobility in our community,” said RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson. “There are many transportation options for our seniors, and we’re taking this opportunity during Older Americans Month to go out into our community and teach our seniors how to use these services.”
RTC’s Older Americans Month events include:
RTC Informational Booth at Older Americans Month Opening Ceremonies
May 1 at 10 a.m.
Location: Washoe County Senior Services Center, 1155 E. Ninth Street, Building E in Reno.
RTC staff will outline transportation options for local seniors, offer assistance, and answer questions.
RTC Senior Transportation Options Presentation
May 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way in Sparks
Seniors will have the opportunity to learn about RTC transit services and various transportation options available through our community partners. This includes Washoe Senior Ride (WSR), discount Taxi Bucks voucher program that can be used to pay.a portion of the taxi fare; Access to Health Care transportation to medical appointments; and Lyft Bucks available through the Sierra Nevada Transportation Coalition, among other programs.
ABCs of RTC RIDE: How Seniors Can Ride the RTC Bus
May 10 from 1-3 p.m.
Location: Bus departs and returns to Washoe County Senior Services Center, 1155 E. Ninth Street, Building E in Reno.
Travel with RTC experts aboard an RTC RIDE bus to visit RTC 4TH STREET STATION and the Mobility Center at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA to learn about special programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities, routes and fares. Ask the experts your questions and discover how easy it is to use transit!
KOLO Cares Stuff A Bus Donation Drive for Seniors
May 11 from 4-7 p.m.
Location: Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno
As part of Older Americans Month, the RTC is teaming up with Washoe County, Washoe County Human Services, the City of Reno, the City of Sparks, St. Vincent’s/Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, the Reno Aces and KOLO Cares to fill a bus with community donations for our local seniors. New, unused donations will be accepted at the drive-by donation event. Donors will receive a buy-one, get-one deal for a future Aces game. Needed items include sweatshirts, sweatpants, bus passes, jackets, gift cards, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, adult diapers and more.
For a complete list of all Older Americans Month activities, visit WashoeCounty.us/SeniorSrv.