May 2013


Neighborhood Leadership Forum Event Recap

There are many questions and concerns facing aging adults and their families. On Tuesday, April 23, neighborhood leaders, community managers and city staff attended the Neighborhood Leadership Forum at the Henderson Convention Center. Attendees learned how to navigate through these challenges with an educational presentation on “Henderson Seniors: Caring for our Aging Population.” Representatives from the Clark County Public Guardian’s Office, Henderson Fire Department, Henderson Parks & Recreation Department, Henderson Police Department and State of Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division provided information on services and resources for senior citizens.

Here are some highlights:

Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) One Stop Access- This site has resources for caregivers, seniors, families and individuals with disabilities. The Nevada ADRC program serves as a single point of entry into the long-term support system seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers. For a complete list of ADSD offices such as Advocating for Nevada’s elders, Community Base Care and Elder Protective Services, click here.

Ø  Clark County Public Guardian’s Office -  This office provides two primary services to the citizens of Clark County:

  • Guardianship - For individuals who are legally determined to be incapable of managing their own affairs.

  • Representative Payee - A voluntary money management assistance program for those over sixty. 

For more information on their services or if you are interested in becoming a guardian, please click here.


Senior Assist Program - This program provides additional assistance for senior and disabled adults, based on referrals from Henderson Fire Department personnel. Referrals are forwarded to our City’s Senior Center, where a social worker is assigned to do a home visit. Through the Senior Center, after the screening, clients may be eligible for Meals on Wheels, medical and legal services, placement and additional opportunities. 

Residential Knox Box - Henderson Fire Department would like residents to know about the Residential Knox-Box. This is a high security key safe that only local emergency responders can access.  It is great for elderly individuals that may need emergency responders to respond quickly, without forcing entry. The Fire Department removes your entrance key stored inside and provides medical assistance. Upon leaving they re-lock your door. For more information on how to purchase the Knox-Box, please click here.

Identity Theft Prevention - Here is a compilation of important tips and contact information that can help seniors avoid becoming victims of crime.


Meals on Wheels - Did you know that close to 200,000 meals were served to our senior community through the City of Henderson Nutrition Programs last grant year? The program is funded and made possible through federal grants, local support, donations and volunteer efforts. The program has played a vital role in the health and well-being of Henderson seniors since the 1970s.


  • Meals on Wheels- This program provides delivered meals five days a week to homebound seniors who for physical reasons are unable to leave their homes or prepare a meal. Approximately 300 seniors participate in the homebound program.

For more information, please call (702) 267-2960 or (702) 267-2956. Referral forms are also available at (type ‘meals’ in the search box).

Our panelists had a wealth of information regarding our aging population. We are grateful that they were able to assist us in our commitment to providing valuable resources and programs for seniors.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Leadership Forum in August on the topic of Legislative Updates 2013.

Contact Heather at (702) 267-2026 or by email with any questions.





Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

Streets surrounding the Henderson Pavilion will experience a higher volume of traffic this spring due to several concerts and events at the venue. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and times.       

May 18 Blues Traveler 7pm-10pm


Water Street District Street Closures

The Water Street District will experience temporary street closures to accommodate a variety of special events. Please expect traffic delays.

Art Festival of Henderson

Water Street (Basic to Atlantic) - CLOSED: May 10 at 6am through May 12 at 11pm

Henderson Water Day Street Market

Presented by O Entertainment. Water Street (Basic to Atlantic) - CLOSED: June 1 at 5am-9pm


For more information on road closures and detour routes, please visit or call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism at (702) 267-2171.






HPD - Making a Difference in Our






Recently, Channel 13 ran an informative story on how the Henderson Police Department's cell phone recycling program is benefitting our community. View it here.

And don't forget - officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they can also discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 or visit the CRU website for more information.




Lisa's Landscape Corner

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester


I’m sure your fertilizers are ready for the spring wake up, you’ve checked for over- and under-watering, looked for aphids and shiny residue - now you’re ready for summer!

This month I thought it would be fun to cover a new topic – cacti. These are great desert plants; our dry, hot environment lends itself perfectly to these hearty creatures. Not only that, but they typically have awesome shapes that are showstoppers for any garden.

Don’t forget that cacti need water! Like many plants, they need to be watered and then to be dry. The hotter the location, the greater the need, as the sun takes it from the plant through surface evaporation.

If you have too much sun cacti will scald, which appears as yellowing and cracking. Too little light and they start to develop a pointier head than usual.

Cacti should also be fertilized - not a lot, but at least once a year. There’s not much nutrition in a pot of soil, so you should add a little. Keep in mind slow growing plants need less than others. There's no need to hurry a cactus to grow, they do best with steady growth.

On a side note, if you get the chance, visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, or at least check out their information! There is also our local blog, Xtreme Horticulture,
that has lots of great problem solving information. They have archives too, so you can find the specific question or problem you are having with a direct answer - pretty convenient.

Next time, let's talk about attracting butterflies and hummingbirds!

Get out there, and happy gardening!


Contact Lisa by email to ask a question or suggest a topic for an upcoming article.


Hundreds of Residents Attend Henderson Shines


This year's Henderson Shines was a resounding success! The event, held May 4 at the Henderson Pavilion, attracted over 600 residents who dropped off a variety of items including:


  • 14,870 lbs of paint

  • 975 lbs of oil

  • 840 lbs of batteries

  • 140 lbs of CFLs

  • Over a truckload of TVs, computers, monitors, etc.)

  • 3,000 Books

  • 111 Cell Phones


Free shredding was also provided. Residents dropped off over 4,500 lbs!

A special thank you to our partners!



Didn't make it to the event? Visit our partners' websites to find out how to dispose of your unwanted items.




Residential Building Permit Amnesty Program


In conjunction with Building Safety Month, the City of Henderson is offering an amnesty period throughout the month of May for homeowners with residential construction projects that were performed without a permit. More information is available here.


Additionally, you are invited to the City's Homeowner Night on Tuesday, May 14.


For more information, contact the Building and Fire Safety division at (702) 267-3620 or visit their website.










Become an even greater asset to your community by

taking a free class coordinated by the State of Nevada Ombudsman's Office!



The Office of the Ombudsman offers classes for those who live, work or own property within homeowners associations. All classes are free and open to the public.


For more information, view the class calendar. You may also contact Ken Richardson at (702) 486-4480 or by e-mail.








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  Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services
(702) 267-2000


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