Partner Updates from Healthy Communities’ Nov Meeting

Beginning this month, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey (HCC) will share links to our partners’ updates, websites, social media, posters, etc. on the Friday after each meeting. Look also for our posts of the meeting minutes on the week following our monthly breakfast meetings. It’s hard to keep up with all of the good things happening, but we hope this helps!

Tues Nov 14th from 1-2pm: A new sub-committee of the Behavioral Health Task Force in Lyon County called “Enhancing Community Capacity,” is chaired by DPBH Lyon County Rural Clinics Director, Daniel Jardine. The first meeting will focus on developing community response to the ongoing opioid crisis. The agenda is as follows: 1. Review scope of the opioid issues in Lyon County and Related data and Stakeholder input. 2. Identify opportunities to respond to opioid issues: Possibilities: Life Change Center; Lyon County Opioid Response kick-off event (THRIVE Conference model); Other suggested goals/ activities. 3. Next steps. The first meeting is November 14th from 1-2pm at the Silver Community/ Senior Center, 2945 Fort Churchill Rd, Silver Springs. Contact Jessica Flood, Rural Regional Behavioral Health Coordinator, for more details: 827-4770.

HCC’s Fernley Stand Tall team presents at the Fernley Chamber on Nov. 14th.

Senior Services in Lyon includes supportive services for homebound seniors. All of the senior centers will host Thanksgiving meals this year. In Dayton, the Senior Center is teaming up with the Dayton Library for breakfast with Santa and a film on Dec. 2. See LCHS directory for senior services contact info:

Quad County Public Health Preparedness Training Opportunity: learn how to be an advocate in emergency shelter operations for our Access and Functional Needs community members. Target audience: those in public health, social work, health care, behavioral health fields; CERT & MRC; and those with experience in serving aging, physical disabilities, vision impairment, deaf and hard of hearing, alcohol and substance abuse; etc. Call Cari Rioux at 283-7905 for more info. Class Nov 15 in Carson City 8:30am-5pm.

HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry: 300 turkeys are needed by Nov. 16th for Thanksgiving dinners. Thank you for considering a donation to help the Pantry purchase turkeys in bulk at reduced prices

Silver Stage High School hosts a Career Fair on Fr. Nov 17th.

HCC’s Fernley Stand Tall team and the Family Resource Center are hosting the 5th Annual Turkey Trot 5K on Nov. 18th at 8:30am at the Fernley High School Cross Country track. We are raising money to cover the annual Stand Tall scholarship and also to support the Family Resource Center. The run will start at the Fernley High parking lot, and will be a trail run up the hill. We will also be offering a one mile fun run for those who do not want to tackle the hill. Details: Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Bring the whole family and start a healthy family tradition.

Stuff a Police Car with Food: Thank you for donating nonperishable items for the Dayton Food Pantry on Nov. 18th from 10am-4pm at Smith’s Grocery in Dayton. Canned green beans, gravy, cranberry and other fruit and soups, and pasta sauce and boxed stuffing, etc. are especially needed.

Flag Raising in Silver Springs Nov 18th with Rotary Club, American Legion, Veterans Healing Camp, etc. Details:

Rachel Leach of SSMS is among those nominated for a statewide Teacher of the Year award. Congratulations, Rachel!

Dayton High teacher Malaynia Wick has been named Art Educator of the Year, AND her art was selected for a new exhibition sponsored by CCAI in Carson City. Congratulations, Malaynia!

Lyon Juvenile Probation and Lyon Human Services’ Parent Project has been successful with 7 families participating and learning success strategies for parenting teens.

Girls Group at Silver Stage Middle School meets on Fridays from 2:45-4:45pm. Contact Rosa Stone at JPO or HCC’s Patty Sanborn (room 101) for more details.

Tobacco Task Force: Lyon and Clark have among the highest rates of youth tobacco use in Nevada, but this can be changed. A new work group will meet on Dec. 5th at 9am at the Silver Springs Community Center.

Dec. 5th Health and Wellness Hub Core Team lunch meeting rescheduled: The meeting will merge the November and December meetings for a Tuesday, December 5th lunch meeting from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Silver Springs at the Lyon School District Professional Development Center Training Room. Please bring documentation or sources of funding, programs, or services that are aligned with the work of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students scope of work and Health and Wellness Hub goals. (Include both actual funding sources, like the social work grant, and possible funding sources, such as ESSA). This will result in a financial map to see what programs and services have funding post-SS/HS and where we need to explore new or supplementary funding to keep moving forward. Contact Holli for reservations: 583-8275

Nevada Legal Services offers a wide variety of services for low income Nevadans. They have offices in Yerington, Carson, etc. See

Soroptimists in Yerington are partnering with HCC’s resource-coordinator (Shannon J.) for a coat drive. Contact Shannon at 350-4597 to donate.

Dayton Parent Expo at Dayton Elementary: Dec. 6th.

Central Lyon Youth Connections has been an important asset in our communities for 25 years. Come help celebrate their 25th anniversary with a free pancake breakfast with Santa and photos by Denise Crites on Dec 9th from 8am-11am at 170 Pike Street. Call 246-0320 for reservations.

Autism Canaries is a new nonprofit faciliated by psychiatric pharmacist Meredyth Keast-Devine. More info soon as this new organization gets underway.

Yerington Paiute Tribe sponsors Native Stand and Unity Group for students. Contact Melissa Cossette for more details.

Lyon County DA Child Support Enforcement – Call Bridget Hill, Child Support Supervisor with Lyon County DA at 463-6530.

Lyon County Human Services offers an employment program, Nevada Families First (home visiting), WIC, senior services, medical transportation, etc. See their resource directory for our region at

Carson City Health and Human Services offers flu clinics and more in the Lyon, Storey and Carson areas. See

Medical Reserve Corps is recruiting for additional medical and nonmedical volunteers.

Veteran’s Healing Camp is a new endeavor in Silver Springs. For more information, follow their Facebook page and website:

Community Chest Inc services: See CCI’s website for details about their many services:

Fernley Domestic Violence Task Force meets December 15th.

Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE): Info and notification for offender custody status.

Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans– find out about VARN’s many services for low income Nevadans at their website (Domestic Violence Rural Immigrant Integration Project; Domestic Violence Victim’s Assistance Program; Pro Bono Services; Lawyer in the Lobby; etc.)

Rural Nursing Clinics offer STD and TB testing, well child exams, immunizations, fluoride varnishes, etc. There has been a recent uptick in chlamydia in our region and flu rates are up. In addition, there have been cases of viral meningitis in California and in Carson and Douglas recently.

HCC’s Yerington Food Pantry: The Pantry opened just this spring, but already it’s helping to keep hunger away from about 600 locals every week! The Pantry at 124 West Bridge Street is open weekly on Wednesdays 10am-5 p.m. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.

HCC’s Silver Stage Food Pantry is collecting donations for about 700 children in need of holiday gifts.

Thank you Dick Goodrick and American Family Insurance: Long time Dayton Food Pantry volunteer Dick Goodrick’s moving essay about HCC’s Dayton Food Pantry resulted in a $3,000 award from American Family Insurance!

Community Roots and Shoots: HCC’s nonprofit Community Roots and Shoots is blossoming at its new location at Healthy Communities’ headquarters at 209 Dayton Valley Road. Current hours are Thursday/Friday from Noon-6:00 and Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Holiday centerpieces, house plants, floral arrangements, unique gift items, etc. More:

HCC’s Stand Tall teams in Fernley, Yerington, Silver Springs and Dayton high schools offer peer-to-peer education on tobacco, alcohol, prescription and other drug use prevention. For more info, contact Alisha Moss at 246-7550.

HCC’s Silver Stage Stand Tall team is assisting with the local food pantry’s annual food and gift drive for Shopping with Elves.

HCC’s School-based Resource Coordinators: Shannon Juntunen (Yerington/ Smith); Norma Espinoza and Maria Saavedra (Fernley); Patty Sanborn (Silver Springs/ Stagecoach); Terri Gahr (Dayton/Mound House/Silver City area). Contact each for info about help with locating area resources such as vision exams and glasses; dental/ medical services; food; counseling; clothing; etc. Contact info:

AmeriCorps and VISTA’s: HCC has 10  hard working AmeriCorps and VISTA’s serving in schools, food pantries, community gardens, elders, etc. this year. Contact Jenny at HCC for more details: 246-7550.

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