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
Clark County Public
Guardian’s Office - This office provides two
primary services to the citizens of Clark County:
For more information on their services or if
you are interested in becoming a guardian, please click
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
Identity Theft Prevention - Here is a
compilation of important tips and
contact information that can help seniors avoid becoming victims of
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.
For more information, please call (702)
267-2960 or (702) 267-2956. Referral forms are also available at
www.cityofhenderson.com/parks (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
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
Water Street District Street Closures
The Water Street District will experience temporary
street closures to accommodate a variety of special events. Please expect
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
HendersonLive.com 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.
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,
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!
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