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.


If you are a senior living in the Reno area, there are quite a few services and activities designed with you in mind. The City of Reno has a number of programs for older citizens offered through the Department of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services. In addition to ongoing programs, Reno publishes the Senior Connect Newsletter updated with activities and happenings during that month. The newsletter is available online and printed copies are available at senior activity locations around town. Starting in July, 2018, this will become a quarterly publication.

Sparks, Washoe County, and the University of Nevada, Reno also have programs and activities just for senior citizens. How about senior discounts? There are lots of those available if you know where to look. For more information and links to these resources (and many more), go to “Reno Area Senior Services, Resources & Programs.”

You are “Never too old for Gold” at the Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games. The Games feature a series of competitions organized in Olympics fashion, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers in each event. The Winter Games will run from January 30 through February 14, 2018. The finale is a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno. Participants compete by age group and must be 50+.

Registration is now open for both individuals and teams. The basic fee is $30, plus an additional fee for some events. The Valentine’s Day party is included. Get more details about registering from “Reno-Tahoe Senior Winter Games.” Here are the events…

  • Opening Games Social at Toll Brothers Regency Clubhouse – January 30, 2018
  • Archery
  • Basketball Skills
  • Beanbag Baseball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Card / Chance Games
  • Climbing Wall
  • Escape / Puzzle Room
  • Fitness / Weight Lifting
  • Fly Casting
  • Go Karts
  • Ice Hockey / Ice Skating
  • Obstale / Ropes Course
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Skiing / Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table Tennis
  • Valentine’s Day Dance and Dinner at the Eldorado Hotel Casino – February 14, 2018

The goal of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Games is to promote fitness programs and activities for Reno area seniors. Sponsors are the City of Reno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, Senior Care Plus and the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee.