Carson City Health and Human Services

Phone: 775-283-7217
Fax:
Address: 900 Long Street
Carson City, Nevada 89706
Website: http://www.carson.org/
Our mission remains the same today as it has been since its founding: to assist individuals age 60+ with questions, problems, and concerns by providing assistance and access to a comprehensive range of services.

We offer many services at the Carson City Senior Center, including Meals on Wheels service, onsite dining, Medicare counseling, tax preparation service, blood pressure clinics, AARP driving services, senior support groups, along with our Social Work Program Manager who can help our seniors connect with the services that they need.  We also have a bilingual Case Manager.  We encourage you to read the service description to get a better idea what is involved and who the point of contact person is.  Simply click on any of the listed items to read the service description.

Do you need to have your blood pressure checked?  About one in every four American adults has high blood pressure.  The bad news is that many people are unaware their pressure is high.  The good news:  it can be treated and controlled!

High blood pressure is responsible for 35% of all cardiovascular problems like heart attacks or strokes and 24% of preventable deaths.

A reading below 120/80 is considered normal, according to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

Blood Pressure is taken by a registered nurse on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:30am - 11:30 am. 

There is no charge, however donations are accepted. 

Medicare Advisors

SHIP Medicare advisors are available to answer Medicare questions, free of charge, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center on the following days:

        Tuesday, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. by appointment

        Thursday, 10:00 to 1:30 p.m. First-come, first served basis

The SHIP volunteer advisors can assist anyone with questions or concerns relating to Medicare and/or Medicare products.  SHIP services are designed to help explain Medicare, health insurance, health service plans, and other options for financing health and long-term care services in an objective and unbiased manner that supports your independent decisions.

The counseling services are provided by SHIP-trained Volunteer Advisors who are acting in good faith to provide information about Medicare health insurance policies and benefits to you.

The State Health Insurance Assistance program (SHIP) is funded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division.

There is no fee for this service.

Carson City Senior Center has a licensed Social Work Program Manager available by appointment, to assist you with any problems or concerns you may have.  We also have a bilingual Case Manager available to help with your needs.

Please call the Senior Center at (775) 883-0703 to schedule an appointment with our social worker.

cial Work Program Manager