AUGUST 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 $26.00 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 – August 9 & 23
Carson City – August 2, 16 & 30

Wednesdays
Local (IV/CB/KB) – August 3, 10 & 24
Truckee/Local – August 17

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. 

The preselected topics for this month are:

  • August 4: Marsha Berkbigler: County funding for Senior Programs
  • August 11: TBD
  • August 18: Current Events
  • August 25: Paul Reynolds: Funeral Industry

Senior Trips, Tours & Adventures

Saturday, August 20th, 8:45am - 5:00pm - V & T Railroad Ride & Tour: Travel from Virginia Carson City to Virginia City using century old, ornate, open and closed passenger cars- powered by a hard working steam locomotive. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad is the most famous of all American Short Line railroads. Construction began in 1869 and in the ensuing 74 years the busy mountain railroad hauled millions of dollars in gold and silver ore from the mines deep below Virginia City. Explore the historic town and with all its shops, restaurants, sites, and history!

Fees: $75, $60 w/IVGID Pass

Grover Hot Springs State Park: Friday, August 26

Hike the area around the park and relax in the natural hot springs on site! Open to all seniors and friends. The hike is easy and more of a hearty stroll through the park. Held Friday, Aug 26th, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Fee for the trip and hot springs admission is $37 or $30 w/IVGID pass.

Please register in advance to ensure the event will take place!

Sign up at the Recreation Center or by calling (775) 832-1310.

35th Annual Hot Air Balloon Races in Reno

Join Senior Programs Friday, September 9th at 4:00am for some Hot Air Balloon fun! Meet at the Recreation Center. $37 or $30 w/IVGID pass.

Sign up at the Recreation Center or by calling (775) 832-1310.

55+ Hiking Series

Join IVGID Senior Programs every Tuesday, May 3rd - October 25, 2016 for guided hikes to beautiful Lake Tahoe locations. Meet at the Recreation Center Lobby.

Days/Times: Tuesdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm* (some hikes require more time)
Fees: $13, $10 w/IVGID Pass

Upcoming hikes: 8/2: Paige Meadows, 8/9: Azalea, Flora, Angela Lakes, 8/16: Hope Valley, 8/23: Tahoe Donner Trails, 8/30: Sagehen Creek #2, 9/6: Dardanelles, 9/13: Sugar Pine Point State Park, 9/20: Tunnel Creek, 9/27: Spooner Summit, 10/4: Rubicon Trail #2, 10/11: Upper Galena Falls/Waterfall, 10/18: Incline Flume Trail, 10/25: Mt. Lincoln

Summer Moonlight Hikes with Wine & Cheese Socials

These moderate, 1-mile, paved road hikes to the Crystal Bay lookout are offered in collaboration between 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 either or both ways and enjoy the party!

Fees: $15, $12 w/IVGID Pass

  • Thursday, July 21, 2016: The Buck Moon - depart 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016: The Sturgeon Moon - depart 5:30 pm
  • Thurday, September 15, 2016: The Harvest Moon - depart 5:00pm

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 are determined by individual insurance carrier and based on insured’s driving record). 

Day/Dates/Time: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Location: The Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, Meiling Training Room (948 Incline Way)
Fees: AARP Members $15, Non-AARP Members $20 (pay and register at event location listed above)

Beach Bocce Ball Sunset Socials

Join us at Ski Beach for bocce ball, wine, music, light appetizers and fun. Open to all adults and seniors (21+). Stay afterwards for the optional post-Bocce BBQ. Hot coals provided. Please bring a grill item, side dish to share, your favorite beverage and personal picnic supplies! Valid Beach Access IVGID Pass or Recreation Punch Card required for beach access.

Days/Dates: Wednesdays, June 1 - August 31, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm (BBQ 5:30 until whenever)
Fees: $15, $12 w/IVGID Pass (per week)

Bowling Nights

IVGID Senior Programs wants YOU for some friendly competition at Bowl Incline! No experience necessary. Teams are randomly formed each week. Be prepared to have fun and get some exercise too!

Days: Wednesdays at Bowl Incline, 918 Southwood Blvd.
Upcoming Dates: 8/10, 9/14
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Fees: $15, $12 w/IVGID Pass

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. Discussion led by Jim Markle. Dessert will be available for a suggested donation of $1.00. See you there!  

August Meetings: WEDNESDAYS, August 10 & 24

August Field Trip: Woods Lake, Wednesday, August 10th

Join the fun at Woods Lake in Kirkwood, Wednesday, August 10th from 9am-3pm! Meet at the Recreation Center at 8:45am. Prepare to take beautiful nature photographs. Bring your camera, sunscreen, water and a lunch!

Fee: $19, $15 w/IVGID Pass

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 August - Tuesday, August 2nd     
  • August Self-Catered Dinner - Tuesday, August 16th     
  • Theme: Not-So Hot August Nights

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 IV/CB Veterans Club monthly general membership meeting is Thursday, August 25th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Meet at Aspen Grove for the annual end of summer BBQ.

3rd Annual Community Ball (Hosted by IVCB Veterans Club)

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the 25th Anniversary of Desert Storm. Dinner, Live Music, dancing, prizes. Military or semi-formal attire.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 - 10:00pm

Location: The Chateau, 955 Fairway Blvd.

Fee: $40 per adult (All proceeds help fund support for veterans and their families)

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, or call (775) 832-1310.

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

Classical Tahoe at Sierra Nevada College

Classical Tahoe (formerly known as Lake Tahoe Summer Fest) is a world-class celebration of the arts, and the signature Concert program will offer nine classical music concerts in an acoustical tent on the campus of Sierra Nevada College at Incline Village, in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The concerts take place each Friday and Saturday and 2016 celebrates the 5th season for the inspired musical performances. New for 2016, Chamber music concerts will take place on Tuesday evenings (7:00pm) at the Cornerstone Church in Incline Village.

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.