NOVEMBER 2016

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. For more information and/or to register for all IVGID Senior Programs call (775) 832-1310 or come into the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way.

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
Reno – November 1, 15, & 29
Carson City – November 8 & 22 

Wednesdays
Local (IV/CB/KB) – November 2, 9, 23, & 30 
Truckee/Local –  November 16                                                                                     

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. 

Upcoming November Topics:

  • November 3: “October Surprises” in November!
  • November 10: If you could have witnessed one event in history, what would it be and why? THANKSGIVING POTLUCK!!**
  • November 17: Current Events
  • November 24: NO CONVERSATION CAFÉ DUE TO THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

**Thanksgiving Potluck to follow Conversation Café on Thursday, November 10th. Participants of Conversation Café, their friends and family are encouraged to join us for the Thanksgiving Potluck from 11:45-1:30pm. Turkey will be provided by IVGID Senior Programs Staff. Please bring your favorite side dish, dessert, or appetizer to share.  

Senior Trips, Tours & Adventures

Join the fall fun and venture out! Travel to various destinations around Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas. Visit places you’ve always wanted to see or see again! Check with IVGID Senior Programs for last minute trip additions. Trip ideas and requests are always welcome!

Sun, December 4 – Nevada City – Victorian Christmas:
Take part in this Nevada City holiday tradition! Carols, gift shopping, vendors, and plenty of cheer! 11:00am – 6:00pm, $37, $30 w/IVGID Pass (+ no host lunch)

Dashing Through the Snow • 55+ Snowshoe Hikes & Lunch

Trekkers of all abilities are welcome to join IVGID Senior Programs for weekly light to moderate level snowshoe hikes at various locations throughout the beautiful Tahoe area. Following the hikes, relax and socialize with fellow snowshoers, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the dining hall on the Sierra Nevada College campus. The weekly fee of $18, $15 w/IVGID pass, includes staff guides, transportation & lunch. Hikes are subject to snow conditions on Tuesdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, December 6th - March 28th (weather permitting). **No hikes on 12/27/16, 1/3/17 and 2/21/17. (Snow shoe treks are weather dependent).

55+ Ski Clinics at Diamond Peak

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hone your skills, master safe skiing, and meet fellow skiers at Diamond Peak! Diamond Peak’s PSIA Certifi ed Instructors provide beginner (Lodgepole), intermediate (Lakeview), and advanced (Crystal) level instruction in these weekly ski clinics. Instruction is designed to help skiers improve, adjust, or modify techniques and encourage skills and habits that support lifelong skiing. Re-entry skiers are welcome! Learn about the latest equipment and skiing technology. Meet upstairs in the Loft Bar at Diamond Peak Main Lodge. Skiers must have a day pass or season pass for Diamond Peak.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 9:30am -12:00pm
Dates: January 4 - March 29 (No clinics Feb 15)*
Fees: $250/10 weeks or $200/10 weeks with IVGID pass
$150/5 weeks or $125/5 weeks with IVGID pass
Drop-in rate: $45 per day or $35 with IVGID pass
*Dates may be adjusted depending on snow conditions. YOU choose the 5 or 10 weeks to attend!

Digital Photography Club

Digital Photography Club - **Note: Meeting dates have moved from the 2nd and 4th Thursday to WEDNESDAYS**.  Join us for one of our regular club meetings on the 2nd and 4th 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. Regular club meeting for November will be only November 9th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Aspen Grove, 960 Lakeshore.  Discussion led by Jim Markle. Dessert is available for a suggested donation of $1.00.  See you there! 

NO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON NOVEMBER 24th due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

November Meeting: WEDNESDAY, November 9th

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.

  • Potluck in November - Tuesday, November 1st              
  • November Catered Dinner - Tuesday, November 15th  
  • Theme: Thanksgiving Feast  

Reservations are required for the catered dinner! Reserve your space by calling Lettie Miller, Reservations Chairman, at (775) 277-0801, or mail a check - made payable to Incliners – to PO Box 3244, Incline Village, NV 89450.  For Incliner membership information contact Membership Chair, Joan Papazian, (508) 380-7014 or via email: incliners1@yahoo.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 wishes you a Happy Holiday Season! In observance of the busy holiday season the IV/CB Vets Club will NOT hold general membership meetings during November or December.  Look for the monthly meeting schedule to resume on January 26, 2017, 12:00-2:00pm, at the Chateau, Incline Village, NV.

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.

Help Diamond Peak celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016-17

Way back in 1966, while the community of Incline Village was still in its defining stages, Oklahoma native Art Wood envisioned a four-season resort community – a “Pebble Beach of the Sierra” as many have said – and hired Austrian ski consultant Luggi Foeger to design and build Ski Incline (as it was then called) as one of the pillars of that vision. After only four months of construction, Ski Incline opened its lifts in November of 1966 with a skier-friendly layout on the lower mountain of the resort. In 1987, ski resort manager Jurgen Wetzstein led the development of the upper mountain with the addition of the Crystal Quad to the top of the peak – an expansion that doubled the resort’s skiable acreage and added more advanced terrain. The addition also spurred the name change to Diamond Peak. 

During the upcoming 2016-17 winter season, Diamond Peak will celebrate its golden anniversary – 50 years of skiing and snowboarding in the most beautiful setting on earth – and we are inviting the entire community of Incline Village as well as our extended Diamond Peak family around the world to help us commemorate this milestone. There are many ways you can contribute to the Diamond Peak 50th Anniversary celebration. Whether you’ve been a season pass holder since that first 1966 season, or you just discovered the resort this past winter, we’d love to hear your stories and see your photos or videos of spending time on our slopes. 

To contribute a story, historic photos, videos, a historic outfit, or anything else to our 50th anniversary celebration, please email your content to 50th@diamondpeak.com or call (775) 832-1120 to speak with Marketing Manager Paul Raymore.

If you would like to mail us any historic materials, we’d love to see them. We will not be able to return all materials by mail, but can hold them for pickup at the resort so please include your contact information. Send those to:

Diamond Peak Ski Resort
Attn: Marketing - 50th Anniversary
1210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451

Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities

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.