ONLINE REGISTRATION

SEPTEMBER  2017

Seniors can enjoy a wide array of activities and social events during the year. Subscribe to the Senior Moments email newsletter, check the online calendar or pick up flyers in the Rec Center foyer to see what fun events are coming up. 

To register, or for more information on any of our Senior Programs, please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Check out local Senior Clubs: Incliners & IVCB Veterans Club

55+ Senior Transportation Program: Scheduled & On Demand

Catch a ride with the 55+ Senior Transportation Program! The suggested roundtrip minimum donation per senior (55+) rider is $5.00.  All reservation requests can be made by contacting the Recreation Counter at (775) 832-1310 and require a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. 

Special request “On-Demand” Transportation is available for a fee of $30 per senior (55+) rider.  Fee includes same day roundtrip transportation and one half hour at the destination.  An additional fee of $5 will be charged for each additional half hour.  Requests must be made Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm, 72 hours prior to the travel date and time.  Approval for On Demand requests will be made within 24 hours following the request and are subject to driver and vehicle availability. 

Tuesdays: 

  • Carson City – Sept 5 & 19
  • Reno – Sept 12 & 26 

Wednesdays: 

  • Local (IV/CB/KB) – Sept 6, 13, 20, & 27    
  • Truckee – Sept 20                                                              

Conversation Cafe

Conversation Café– Ongoing every Thursday, 10:00am-11:15am     
Meet at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd for the next Conversation Café. Lively discussion, interesting people & good food make this the most talked about senior activity in the Village! A nutritious continental breakfast is served for $2.00 per person. Breakfast scholarships are available. Call (775) 832-1302. Don’t forget to bring your topic ideas! Do you have a Conversation Café topic for the group?  If so, please contact IVGID Senior Programs at (775) 832-1310 or email ideas to jennifer_moore@ivgid.org. Please note- Participant suggested topics are subject to change.

September 7:  How can we make the Bonanza and other local information sources better?

September 14:  Dating & Romance later in life…what’s in store?

September 21: Current Events

September 28: Living without vs Living with too much: where is the balance? 

55+ Hiking Series

Join IVGID Senior Programs every Tuesday for guided hikes to beautiful Lake Tahoe locations.  Bring water, lunch, & sunscreen (camera and hiking poles optional).  Wear appropriate shoes and clothing and meet at the Recreation Center lobby at 8:45am.

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm *(some hikes require more/less time).

Fee: $14, $10 w/IVGID Pass

Location: Meet at the Recreation Center Lobby at 8:45am

Our Upcoming 2017 Hikes:

Sept 5: Dardanelles
Sept 12: Lake Winnemucca
Sept 19: Ellis Peak
Sept 26: Rubicon Trail # 2
Oct 3: Spooner Summit
Oct 10: Incline Flume Trail
Oct 17: Snow Valley Peak
Oct 24: Sugar Pine Pt State Park
Oct 31: TBD

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Trips, Tours & Adventures!

International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City

Camels, ostriches and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else. Join the fun at the 55th anniversary of this event in historic Virginia City. Enjoy the VIP experience with tented seating, plenty of shaded tables and a BBQ buffet with a drink!

Day/Date: Friday, September 8th:

Time: 8:45am - 4:30pm

Fee: $75, $60 w/IVGID Pass

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Amador Winery Trip

Bring a friend and explore the extensive wine region of Amador County. Sample wines from 4-5 wineries and enjoy a no-host lunch in a beautiful fall setting. Many of these wineries offer free tasting, however, some may charge a nominal fee and apply it to a purchase. Meet at the Recreation Center at 9:00am and return at 5:30pm. 

Day/Date: Wednesday, October 4th: 

Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fee: $37, $30 w/IVGID Pass (+ tasting fee if applicable – many have no tasting fee - and no host lunch)

Apple Hill 

Join us for pre-holiday fun! Enjoy vendors, holiday shopping, apple products, and great food

Day/Date: Wednesday, November 15th 

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $37, $30 w/IVGID Pass (+ no host lunch)

Nevada City – Victorian Christmas

Take part in this Nevada City holiday tradition! Carols, gift shopping, vendors, and plenty of cheer

Day/Date: Sunday, December 3rd 

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Fee: $37, $30 w/IVGID Pass (+ no host lunch)

Space is limited...register today! 

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine & Cheese Socials

These moderate, 1-mile, paved road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout are offered in collaboration with the National Forest Service.  Participants are encouraged to wear warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Transportation, wine, cheese and snacks are provided. Sign up and enjoy the views, friends, refreshments and fun!  If you would like to participate, but are unable to hike either or both ways, you may ride the van and join the group to enjoy the views and the fun!  Meet at the Recreation Center at 4:30pm for prompt departure at 5:00pm.

Fee: $17, $14 w/IVGID Pass

Upcoming Dates/Hikes:

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017 - The Harvest Moon

Register online with the link at the top of the page!

AARP Safe Driver Course

Find out how to adjust your driving to age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time in this AARP course. Course completion will result in insurance discounts from all Nevada based insurance companies (discounts vary by individual insurance carriers and may be based on insured’s driving record).

Dates: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd.

Fees: AARP Members $15, $20 for Non-AARP Members (Pay at the door at Aspen Grove)

To pre-register please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.  Pre-register with the link at the top of the page!

Digital Photography Club

Learn how to get the most out of the latest technology used in digital photography!  Participant-driven agendas, instructions and activities may include: Regional field trips for photo shoots, step by step instructions on the use of your camera, artistic techniques, technical tricks, photo enhancing options, and basic editing.  Weekly focus areas and interesting presenters share their knowledge, skills and creative tips.  Bring samples of your work to share!

Digital Photography Club - Join us for one of our regular club meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore. Please bring recent photos, either digital or prints, to share and discuss with the group, and any questions you might have.  Discussion led by Jim Markle. Dessert is available for a suggested donation of $1.00.  See you there! 

Upcoming September meeting:  Wednesday, September 13th

Day/Dates: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Fee: FREE -  Dessert is available for a suggested donation of $1.00. (field trips & special workshops may require fee) 
Location: Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore Blvd.

The Incliners

IVGID’s first senior program provides social and educational opportunities for seniors 49+. The club meets at the Chateau from 5:30pm-9:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. For this month's newsletter, download here.                           

  • September Potluck & Bingo - Tuesday, September 5th 
  • September Catered Dinner - Tuesday, September 19th (Theme: Oh-So Italian)   

Reservations are required for the catered dinner!  Reserve your space by calling Lettie Miller, 775-548-6313, Reservations Chairman, or mail a check - made payable to Incliners – to PO Box 3244, Incline Village, NV 89450.  For Incliner membership information contact Membership Chair Sandy Scott (314) 368-2346 or via email: incliners@hotmail.com - Membership is $20 per person, per year. Dues may be mailed to PO Box 3244, IV, NV 89450. Please mark DUES on the envelope.

The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans Club

The Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veteran’s Club will be meeting at the Chateau on the last Thursday of the month from 12:00pm-2:00pm.  Join us for this lunchtime meeting on Thursday, Sept 28, for lunch, camaraderie, and a special guest speaker!

Fitness at the Incline Village Recreation Center – 55+ Classes

Please pick up an up to date weekly 55+ Fitness Schedule in the Recreation Center Foyer or download here.

Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Incline Village Library Senior Events

Lifescapes: First and Third Fridays @ 2 - 4pm.  Writing program where Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno.

Food for Fines at the Library:  Helping to Feed the Hungry

Washoe County Library System is proud to partner with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project Mana for the annual “Food for Fines at the Library” event.  Patrons can bring in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item.  (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials).  Everyone is welcome to participate in this food drive that has delivered thousands of pounds of food each year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Experts Wanted! Many of the Senior Programs’ successes can be attributed to the utilization of peer volunteers who help facilitate, instruct or create our Senior Programs. Do you have a talent, skill, special interest or hobby that you would like to share with others? Would you like to help make your community an even better place to live by sharing your special talents? Contact us by phone at (775) 832-1310 or by email at seniorprograms@ivgid.org and get involved today!

Nevada SMP – Senior Medicare Patrol – Help Blow the Whistle on Medicare Fraud!  Are you a senior or caregiver that would like to know more about Medicare and healthcare fraud, errors and abuse? Especially how to recognize it and how to report it? Or maybe you would like to know more about how to protect yourself, your parents or other family members. We are looking for volunteers throughout Nevada that are interested in becoming presenters, and/or one-on-one counselors. The SMP’s primary mission is educating Nevada’s Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of Medicare and healthcare fraud, how to protect their personal information, and how to report any suspected fraud, errors, or abuse.  Training is provided, and is available both in-person and online. Volunteers may be asked to travel locally, and mileage reimbursement is provided, dependent on grant funding.  If you are interested, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-838-7305 or smpinfo@adsd.nv.gov.  Whether you are interested in volunteering or would like to report suspected fraud, errors, or abuse, please call us!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Be a Reading Mentor at Incline Middle School! You can make a difference in the life of a child! Invest 30 minutes a week to read with a student on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 11:54am – 12:24pm. Contact Liz Harrell at lharrel@washoeschools.net or (775) 832-4220.  

IVCBVB Ambassador Program – The Incline Village / Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau is looking for part time volunteer help for the summer, June-August.  Volunteer work shifts are sought for Tuesdays-Thursdays, 11:00am to 3pm. Shifts would consist of friendly conversations with customers, tidying up the gift shop and being an extra hand on site to help with summer visitors. For more information or to volunteer your services, call Jessica Hutchison at the IVCBVB - 775-832-1606.