Support will help to fight senior hunger and isolation in Lyon County
Lyon County Senior Centers (Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs and Yerington) announced today that they will be participating in the 18th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and our senior neighbors who rely on the vital service to remain healthy and independent at home. Lyon County Senior Centers celebrations will include various activities throughout the month of March.
”The services we provide are a lifeline for seniors of Lyon County and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Rebecca Williams, Senior Services Division Manager. “Together, we can keep our senior neighbors well-nourished, feeling safer and more connected to our community as they age.”
The Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs and Yerington Senior Centers provided almost 78,000 meals in 2019 through their on-site and home delivered meal programs. The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in March of 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.
Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
“The month of March is a fitting time to not only celebrate the successful history of Meals on Wheels, but also bring us together to support a solution that will strengthen communities into the future,” said Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America. “With 12,000 Americans turning 60 each day, now is the time to invest in these vital programs so that we can provide every senior in need with the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that will enable them to live healthier and independent in their own homes.”
For more information on how you can volunteer, contribute or speak out for the seniors in Lyon County this March, call Rebecca Williams at 775-577-5009 ext. 3304.
March for Meals Fundraising Events:
Dayton Senior Center 320 Old Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton 775-246-6210
March 6th Game Night- 5-9pm
March 7th Fill the Boot @Dayton Smith’s Grocery Store 12-3pm
March 9th 8-Ball Pool Tournament- Starts at Noon
March 10th Benefit Dinner Night @ 1st & 10 Bar and Grill–240 Dayton Valley Rd Ste101
March 14th Craft Fair 9am-2pm
March 28th Bingo doors open at 5:30pm
Fernley Senior Center 1170 W Newlands Rd, Fernley 775-575-3370
March 16th Bingo/Baked Potato Dinner doors open at 3pm
March 21st Father/Daughter Dance 1-3pm
Silver Springs Senior Center 2945 Ft Churchill Rd, Silver Springs 775-577-5014
March 28th Carnival & Raffle from 10am-2pm
April 4th Bingo & Dinner; doors open at 5pm
Yerington Senior Center 117 Tilson Rd, Yerington 775-463-6550
March 14th Bake Sale, 9am-1pm in front of Sylvia’s Quilters Quarters 123 W. Bridge St
March 28 Spaghetti Feed from 3-6 pm (with door prizes, raffle prizes, and a silent auction. Grand Raffle is a new Gun Safe valued at $1,000).