Seniors and friends are invited to participate in a whole month of activities during May, 2018. “May is Older Americans Month” and various organizations around the Truckee Meadows are sponsoring quite a variety of things to do.

The theme of the 2018 celebration is “Engage at Every Age,” emphasizing that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities. Among other things, participants will enjoy nutritious food, music and stage performances, classes, learn how to get involved, or just come out for some good old fashioned fun.

The opening ceremonies for Older Americans Month begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Washoe County Senior Services Center, 1155 E. 9th Street in Reno. This event is free.

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There are plenty of events and activities during May, 2018. Things get started quickly with a huge first weekend. Here are some of your many choices for the first few days of May.

These are only a sample of things to do during May. Learn about even more from “May 2015 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”

Learn how to take charge of your own money and estate at these free workshops. Experts will help you navigate fundamentals of estate planning – wills, probate, and trusts; estate, gift, and transfer tax; responsibilities of trustees and executors; and more.

Attend any or all of the workshops. The series is underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, along with a number of other community sponsors.

All sessions will be at the Sierra View Library, 4001 S. Virginia Street (inside Reno Town Mall). They will be on Wednesdays, March 28 through May 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m. For questions or more information, call the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at (775) 333-5499.

  • Week 1: Quiz and Planning Guide
  • Week 2: Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • Week 3: Wills, Probate, and Trusts
  • Week 4: Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, Executors, and Successor Trustees
  • Week 5: Advanced Estate Planning
  • Week 6: Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, DNRs, and Ethical Wills
  • Week 7: Protecting Digital Assets / Customize Your Planned Giving
  • Week 8: Overview of Medicaid and Health Insurance, Wills Planning Guide

For more information about the wide variety of free activities and events at our Washoe County Library, refer to “Free Events and Programs at Washoe County Libraries.”

Source: Washoe County press release.