Douglas Senior Center to fully reopen May 10

Not all the seniors were driving through for the Easter celebration at the Douglas County Senior Center.

Not all the seniors were driving through for the Easter celebration at the Douglas County Senior Center.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

On May 7, the Douglas County Senior Center will be hosting what could be its last drive-through celebration of the coronavirus outbreak in honor of Mother's Day.

That's because three days later the senior center will be fully open along with the dining hall.
The Mother's Day menu features chicken tenders on a bed of greens and a fresh  mixed melon salad.   The drive through event is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., in front of the Senior Center.  Suggested donation is $3 per meal for seniors 60 years and older, $7 per meal minimum rate for those younger than 60 years old.

The Douglas County Community & Senior Center, located at 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville will fully open the Senior Center doors to all seniors and the public on May 10. 

The Senior Center will open with safety precautions in place to help keep residents and guests healthy and safe and in a clean environment. The reopening plan requires:

1) Temperature checks when entering the building

2) Mask wearing when entering the building and while in public spaces unless actively exercising, eating, or drinking

3) Senior participants are encouraged to be vaccinated, however being vaccinated is not required.

Senior Center Programs & Services

In-person congregate dining will resume May 10 at the following locations:

  • Gardnerville: senior lunches will take place noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday  in the Grandview Dining Room at the Community & Senior Center
  • Topaz Ranch Estates: congregate dining at the TRE Community Center in south county will take place on noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Indian Hills GID Boardroom/Center: will open for lunches in north county on noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Other re-opening news includes:

  • All class and meeting rooms will operate at up to 100 percent of occupancy
  • Programming such as senior ceramics, senior bingo, and senior exercise and several more, will be restored on May 10

"The Community Services Department will continue additional sanitation protocols and cleaning measures," center officials said. "The staff is eagerly preparing for the much-awaited reopening of the Douglas County Senior Center and thoroughly excited to welcome back all the Douglas County seniors, families and guests into the facilities."

It is strongly advised that if a person does not feel well, please stay home.

For additional information, please call the Douglas County Community & Senior Center at 775-782-5500 option 3.


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