Senior Program

Darlene Gardipe, Manager and Title VI Director
34 Reservation Road
Reno, Nevada 89502

Cell phone: (775) 329-9929
Fax: (775) 785-8759
Email: dgardipe@rsic.org

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Senior Program promotes and improves the quality of life for seniors ages 55 and older through a wide variety of educational, cultural and traditional activities as well as health, nutrition and wellness services, assistance and resources.

The Senior Center, located at the corner of Reservation Road and Golden Lane, is open daily except for regular, recognized holidays.  At the Senior Center, weekday meal service for elders, who are ages 55 and older, is available.  A nutritious lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The menu is based on Federal Nutrition Guidelines for seniors and incorporates organic foods.

Senior Center BuildingIn addition, meal delivery is available for all homebound seniors who reside on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony or in Hungry Valley.  Please check with our senior center staff for eligibility requirements, delivery schedules, or additional information about the meal service.

A monthly menu is distributed throughout the Colony and posted at www.rsic.org  Please call the center at (775) 329-9929 to receive or to cancel your lunch delivery order.

The following services are available at the Senior Center to Native American elders, who are ages 55 and older:

  • Lunch served at the Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed holidays)
  • Presentations about social, cultural, educational, safety and nutritional topics
  • Homebound lunch delivery for those living on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony or in Hungry Valley
  • Transportation for shopping, medical needs, paying bills and education classes
  • Referrals  
  • Commodity and food pantry delivery
  • Assistance with paperwork, phone assistance, copies made, faxes services
  • Monthly activities which include: sewing, arts and crafts, movies, bingo, swimming and more
  • Medication delivery with signed authorization
  • Weekly blood pressure checks
  • Information on benefits assistance programs, i.e., housing, medical, commodities, food pantry
  • Computer classes


Regular or Annual events include:

  •   Senior Fun Day
  •   BINGO
  •   Christmas dinner and show

  Day Trips:

  •      Apple Hill
  •      Denio Swap Meet
  •      Lake Tahoe
  •      Pow Wows
  •      Area Tribal Senior Days

The Senior Advisory Committee is comprised of RSIC enrolled seniors and serves as an advisory board to the Tribal Council.  The committee also includes two liaisons from the Tribal Council.  The committee meets the first Monday of every month at the Senior Center, 34 Reservation Road.  Please call (775) 329-9929 for the meeting times and the agenda.

Senior Advisory Committee
Gary McCloud, Chairman
Linda Johnson, Vice-Chairman
Sandy Malone, Secretary/Treasurer
Consuelo Berreman, member