Remote Area Medical (RAMâ„¢) is the largest free mobile medical clinic in the country helping underserved and uninsured individuals, children and families. From September 29 to October 1, 2017, RAM will be offering services in Reno in cooperation with the Washoe County Health District and Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities. There will be no cost to patients or taxpayers.

Here is how to sign up for services: Parking for patients will be at the Washoe County Health District, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno. Clinic parking will open at 12 a.m. midnight on Friday, September 29 for patients to begin the check-in process. Ticket distribution will start at 3 a.m. Patients will then be bussed to the clinic location at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows where they will be seen according to their ticket number starting at 6 a.m. The same process will repeat all three days. No tickets or parking will be available at the clinic location.

Medical services at the RAM clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass production, free eyeglasses, women’s health exams, assistance device (walkers and canes) education, osteopathic manipulative treatment and general medical exams.

Volunteers are needed to help with the process. “In addition to general volunteers, we’re seeking to bolster the number of dental and vision professionals so that we can maximize our ability to provide services in these areas,” said Washoe County District Health Officer Kevin Dick. Those interested in being volunteers should email volunteers@ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.

Source: Washoe County press release.

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There are activities through the City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department for all citizens, including specific inclusion and adaptive programs for those with disabilities, plus accommodations to people with disabilities so that leisure and recreation programs, classes, services and facilities may be enjoyed by all.

You can download the latest copy (fall, 2017) of “Adaptive Connect,” Reno’s publication of adaptive recreation news and updates. In the newsletter, you will learn about numerous social, fitness and athletic activities, including things happening in Sparks and other surrounding areas. Some fall, 2017 highlights include…

  • DogFest Walk n’ Roll at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
  • Hangtown Cranker Classic
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Dances
  • Kayaking
  • Services for Veterans
  • Lots more

For more information about the newsletter and other programs, refer to “City of Reno Inclusion and Adaptive Programs.”

Even though it’s still summer, the traditional school year for 2017-2018 begins on Monday, August 7. You can get up to speed on important dates for this session with “Washoe County School District Calendar: 2017-2018 School Year.”

Your student(s) vaccinations must be up-to-date before they can be enrolled with the Washoe County School District. Learn more about vaccination events and other information about obtaining immunizations for your children from “Student vaccinations for the Washoe County School District.” Contact the Washoe County School District for more information.

School or not, there are still a bunch of family friendly activities happening around the Truckee Meadows in August. Among these are Hot August Nights, Reno Aces baseball, music events, Reno 1868 FC soccer, and lots more. See what’s up at “August 2017 Events and Activities in the Reno Region” and on the NewToReno events calendar.