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If you have an event or activity that you would like posted in the next publication of Adaptive Connect, Please Contact April Wolfe at: 1301 Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89512 Phone: 775-333-7765 Fax: 775-321-8338 WolfeA@Reno.Gov

Next Deadline is January 26, 2018 Inclusion/Adaptive Recreation Staff Therapeutic Recreation Specialist April Wolfe 775-333-7765 Inclusion Coordinator Toni Benton 775-657-4661 Behavior Specialist William Wynn 775-657-4659 Adaptive Technician Anthony Goulet 775-334-2262

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a vital part of the City of Reno Inclusion/Adaptive Recreation program. Volunteers will gain rewarding experiences through assisting Parks and Recreation staff with a variety of programs or providing additional support for participants. We are currently seeking volunteers for our upcoming programs!

CITY OF RENO RECEIVES $25,000 GRANT TO EXPAND ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT RENTAL PROGRAM What do you do when you want to play but don't have the toys, you rent. The City of Reno has made our adaptive recreation equipment such as handcycles, recumbent trikes, and sports wheelchairs available to rent. Renting makes it affordable for participants to try before they buy, be a weekend warrior, gain skills, and be involved in more than one sport. Funding received from the Craig H Neilsen Foundation will be used to purchase new equipment for the program, offer adaptive equipment clinics (stay tuned for 2018 dates), and offer rental scholarships to persons with spinal cord injury/disease.


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SPORTS WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL December-April Saturdays @ 3:30-6pm—$35 Plumas Gym—475 Monroe St.

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Are you interested in the extreme challenge of wheelchair basketball? Wheelchair basketball is a sport for everyone - people who use wheel chairs for mobility and people who don't.

WHEELCHAIR RUGBY December-April Thursday @ 2-5pm—$35 Saturday @ 12-3pm—$35 Wheelchair or Quad Rugby is a fast paced and competitive sport for individuals with physical disabilities that affect all four extremities. Players use

special “Rugby Wheelchairs” to play the sport. These chairs are very maneuverable and can take a hit or two. Rugby players must be able to push their own wheelchairs.

ACHIEVE TAHOE LESSONS: Alpine Meadows Daily 10am-12:30pm or 1:30-4pm Squaw Valley Daily 9:30am-12:00pm or 1:30-4pm $95 per lesson includes:  Lift ticket (during lesson)  2½ hr. private instruction Northstar Daily 9:30am-3:30pm $250 per lesson includes: 333-7765333-7765 | Reno.Gov/Adaptive | Reno.Gov/Adaptive | @CityOfReno | @CityOfReno

 Lift ticket and equipment  5 hr. private instruction RESERVATIONS: Call - 530.581.4161x206 Email - Info@AchieveTahoe.Org Reservations are required. We suggest calling four weeks in advance to book the dates you desire.


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SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ARTS AND CRAFTS CLASS Thursdays @ 4-5:30pm—$5 per month Larry D. Johnson Community Center—1200 12th St. Sparks NV We've teamed up with Arts for all Nevada to provide Weekly Wonders. Participants (16 yrs. or older) will develop their artistic abilities through a variety of fun projects.

Save the Date

BOWLING Wednesdays @ 2:45 Coconut Bowl, Sparks NV—$2 per game Bring your friends and come out to practice your game and have a great time too. We keep track of scores to average for the Special Olympics tournaments. No preregistration necessary.

CITY OF SPARKS PARKS AND RECREATION For Sparks programs, call Shauna before each event to confirm dates, times and fees. Shauna 775-353-7815 4

NOTE-ABLE MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES Note-Able Music Therapy Services is a nonprofit organization with a primary purpose of providing inclusive music programs and music therapy services for children and adults of all ages and disabilities. Our mission is to create lasting change in the lives of people of all abilities through music. For more information contact Manal Toppozada at 775-324-5521.

SIREN SONG MASQUERADE Hosted by the Note-Able Music Therapy Services. Slip Atlantis Resort into the belly of a sunken and Casino ship and become enchanted by the siren’s song. Dance 775-324-5521 away the night at the bottom of the sea where decadent sweets, strange creatures, and bubbling champagne await! Save the date, snap up your table, and start planning your costumes! Please call Sarah Toney with any questions or ideas! February 10, 2018

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VETERAN PROGRAMS PROJECT HERO: CITY OF RENO Founded in 2008, Project Hero is a groundbreaking combat the national mental health emergency posed national non-profit organization dedicated to helping by PTSD and TBI. Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI For our weekly ride/event schedule follow us on and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilFacebook at Project HERO Hub City of Reno ience in their daily lives and increasing awareness to

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTERS OF AMERICA Evelyn Mount Community Center (EMNECC) 2nd Thursday of each month from 2-4pm Do you have questions about veteran’s benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs? Do you

need to apply for VA benefits? A veterans service officer can help.

TEAM RWB RENO Our Mission Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. A new chapter of Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) has opened in Reno! Team RWB aims to enrich

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veterans’ lives through social and physical activities. Check out our other events on our Instagram and Facebook pages, or email our Chapter Captain, Christopher Rosa (, for more information. We look forward to growing the Team RWB community in Reno!

MILITARY TO THE MOUNTAINS March 11-18, 2018 The City of Reno and the High Fives Foundation in Truckee, CA have once again teamed up to host a program called Military to the Mountains. Seven Injured US Military Veterans are trained for nine weeks at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center and Double Diamond Athletic Club, preparing them for a week of skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in

California. During the week on the mountain, this program will bring together a similar group of Veterans training with the Adaptive Training Foundation in Dallas, Texas and all adaptive skiing instruction will be conducted by Achieve Tahoe. For more information about the program visit the High Fives Foundation Website.

SKY TAVERN DISABLED VETERAN SKI CAMP Sky Tavern receives VA Adaptive Sports Grant to host Ski Camp for Disabled Veterans February 28March 2, 2018 For more information and to register contact : Greg Park 775-815-3110

Day 1: 9-11 - assessment - equipment fitting & dry land training 11-12:30 lunch - equipment adjustments 12:30-2:30 - on snow lesson 2:30-3:30 - evaluate & home Day 2: 9-11 - lessons & ski 11-12:30 lunch - equipment issues

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12:30-2:30 - lessons & ski 2:30-3:30 - evaluate & home Day 3: 9-11 - lessons & ski 11-12:30 lunch - equipment adjustments 12:30-2:30 - NASTAR Race 2:30-3:30 - award ceremony & home



TEAM RIVER RUNNER Sundays 12-2pm Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center (EMNECC)

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775-303-2328 It's time to start paddling again. Team River Runner (TRR), established in August 2004 in the Washington,

DC area, is an all-volunteer organization run by kayakers. Through white water kayaking on various rivers, lakes, and the ocean, TRR promotes health, healing, and new challenges for healing Veterans and their families. Team River Runner Reno is looking for Veterans and disabled active duty members to participate in weekly pool sessions at EMNECC.

MAKE THE CONNECTION Hear inspiring stories from Veterans who have dealt with personal challenges, and explore sources of support at Whether you are a Veteran or have a Veteran in your life, can help you learn about signs and symptoms you’re concerned about, find and

access local resources, and share this valuable information with your family members, friends, and community. @VeteransMTC

FIT BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Thursday @ 5:30-6:30pm Friday @ 10-11am EMNECC—1301 Valley Rd. The City of Reno is offering our disabled veterans weekly fitness classes in our facility weight room. Classes will cover orientation to equipment, assess-


ment of fitness level, proper technique to develop strength, endurance and flexibility, and discuss fitness goals. Upon completion of our four classes participants will be eligible for a FREE all inclusive facility membership good for one year.

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NEVADA PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA This program is dedicated to improving the quality of life for veterans and our disabled community with spinal cord injury or dysfunction. Nevada PVA offers an active sports and recreation program for our

members, and the disabled in our community. This organization sponsors programs in Northern Nevada that provides health benefits, support, opportunity and camaraderie for all involved.

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RENOWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL Renown Rehabilitation Hospital provides a full range of rehabilitation services for these conditions: brain injury, stroke/neurological diagnoses, spinal cord injury, fractures, joint replacements, multiple trauma, cancer, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, heart

and lung disorders, amputation, and worker’s compensation injuries. At Renown, patient outcomes exceed national benchmarks, thanks to the team of rehab specialists.

ARTS FOR ALL NEVADA Arts for All Nevada’s mission is to provide quality arts the Lake Mansion as a cultural and historic site. opportunities for ALL focusing on children and adults who have a disability, are disadvantaged, Contact 775-862-6100 at-risk, or under-served by the arts and is responsible for the thoughtful preservation and year-round use of

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