Do you recognize the signs of physical abuse to an elder?
Where to Report Elder Abuse
Aging and Disability Services Division
Elder Rights Intake Unit
In the Las Vegas Area: 702‐486‐6930
AFTER HOURS CONTACT
Local Law Enforcement (Any police department or Sheriff’s Office. If there is imminent danger involved, contact 911)
Douglas County Community & Senior Center
Douglas County strives to provide the following services to residents 60 years of age or older:
Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Support Services Through Education, Advocacy & Intervention
Suicide Prevention Network offers group settings where one can find help, hope, comfort, understanding and support in a confidential environment with others who are feeling the very same way.
Nevada Rural Counties Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides well-trained volunteers that assist seniors and others in need with lifesaving services.
Our programs include door-to-door escorted transportation, companionship, respite care, no cost legal assistance, Farmer’s Market Coupons, critical food and medicine delivery, homemaker services, personal emergency response systems, Veterans resources and more.
RSVP services help seniors to age in place, remain in their own homes for as long as possible, and avoid costly long-term institutional care.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing public health crisis in Nevada. Without an effective treatment or cure, the impact of Alzheimer’s will continue to rise and the numbers in Nevada are escalating.
The Public Guardian of Douglas County provides guardianship services as mandated in Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 253 and Douglas County Code, Chapter 2.22, and as directed by the District Court Judges.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PO Box 1929
Minden, NV 89423
When an adult is unable to care for himself, or a child’s parents are unable to care for the child, a guardianship may be needed. Read on for more information about the purpose and types of guardianship, where to file for guardianship, and some alternatives to a court-ordered guardianship.
Carson Valley Community Food Closet is a non-profit 501(c)(3)organization providing food to qualifying residents in Douglas County. Basic commodities are provided on a monthly basis to participants to supplement their food supply. We strive to provide participants with a variety of healthy food from each food group.
The Food Closet is supported by donations from local individuals, churches, community service groups and businesses. Many food items are donated directly to the Food Closet while others are purchased in partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Phone (775) 782-3711
Fax (775) 782-4452
1251 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED
*Donations can be dropped off 9 am-4 pm
Douglas County offers transportation to Seniors age 60 or older and disabled rider who seek this curb to curb service.
Scheduled rides for shopping, medical appointments, recreation, Senior Center are available. Please provide as much notice as possible to our dispatcher when scheduling Dial-A-Ride appointments.
Hearing Impaired - Use 711
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living (NNCIL) was founded more than 30 years ago as a 501C-3 by a small group of people with disabilities to help others with disabilities hone the skills they needed to achieve independent living.
Over the years, we’ve brought in experts, gained and shared knowledge, developed programs, embraced technology and expanded our resources exponentially, all in an effort to help Nevadans with disabilities live healthier, more active and more fulfilling lives.
We are committed to growing, adapting and continually responding to the needs of our community in order to serve the needs of our friends and neighbors with disabilities. So, if your needs are not currently being met and you don’t see what you need on this website, please reach out to us. Together we’ll find a solution. Our services and resources are provided at little to no cost through grants and donations.
999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
WEAAD was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly December, 2011.
Help us celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15 at the Douglas County, Nevada Community & Senior Center.
For more information on the luncheon, call Senior Services at (775) 782-5500.