By Cozette Eldridge

W.P. Co. Field Representative

In small, isolated communities such as Ely, volunteers are the very lifeblood of organizations, providing a myriad of essential services throughout our county.

RSVP is a non-profit service organization which has been helping senior citizens throughout rural Nevada for more than 40 years.

Our programs include housekeeping, respite care to relieve 24/7 caregivers, home companionship to visit with homebound seniors, transportation, Lifeline medical alert service, and a senior exercise program twice a week at the Senior Center. All our programs are designed to improve the quality of life and to help seniors remain independent and in their own homes with dignity.

RSVP volunteers also help at food banks, CASH, the pound, Senior Center, and Art Bank, to name a few. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact me at (775) 289-6323. As a volunteer can pick the programs you are interested in, also the days and hours you would like to help. Giving a helping hand is very much appreciated by those in need. We need your help to maintain and hopefully expand our programs.

Becoming the RSVP field representative for White Pine County has been one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities I’ve undertaken. I am honored to work with our volunteers. Their dedication makes it possible to continue with our programs.

If you are looking for a part time job, have basic office skills, AARP will hire someone to work with a host organization (RSVP) 20 hours weekly. To apply you must be 55 years or older. Income can’t be over $15,175 for one person or $20,575 for a two-income household. Please call (775) 289-6323.

SENIOR CENTER MENU

JAN. 21 – 25

MONDAY: Closed for Martin Luther King Day

TUESDAY: Herb Baked Pork Roast, Au Gratin Potatoes, Vegetables, Mixed Fruit

WEDNESDAY; Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Zucchini, Colorful Salad, Bread, Fresh Orange

THURDAY: BBQ Chicken Thighs, Potato Salad, Spinach, Peas, Carrots, Bread, Fruit

FRIDAY: French Dip, Potato Wedges, Carrot Raisin Pineapple Salad, Fruit, Birthday Cake