Partners & Services
Agency Partnerships & Collaborative Resources
Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) – The State of Nevada's Aging and Disability Services Division is the largest funding resource for the Elko Senior Activities Program. The Aging ad Disability Services Division offers grant funding resources through two federal funded networks, the nutrition grant and the independent living grant. Without the grant resource funding offered through the Division of Aging, the Elko Senior Activities Program would not be able to provide either the Congregate or the Home Delivered Meals on Wheels Programs.
Senior Meal Programs
Congregate Meal Program - Older adults age 60 and older have the ability to access The Terrace at Ruby View Monday through Friday for a nutritious hot meal at a suggested donation of $3.00. The meal begins at 11:30 a.m. and is served until 12:45 p.m. Older adults through the congregate program are able to receive a nutritious meal at an affordable cost. Guests under the age of 60 may also eat at the center for $6.00.
Meals on Wheels Program – Older adults age 60 or older that are homebound due to their health or illness may be eligible to receive meals provided by the Meals on Wheels program. Home delivered meals are provided to residents of the Elko area between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Older adults outside of the Elko area may also participate in the frozen meal segment of the program by purchasing nutritious frozen selections that can be heated at home with minimal effort. The suggested minimum donation for either the home delivered or frozen meal is $3.50, however, no-one will be denied services due to an inability to pay.
Resources & Activities provided at the Center
and in Collaboration with the Center
ZOOM Social / Fitness- During COVID-19 restrictions, we have started Zoom-Social and ZOOM-Fitness as way to connect and keep our community healthy and active. It's still in its beginning stages as we are walking everyone through it, so don't worry if you're worried you wont be able to catch up. Zoom is a portal that allows you to see and talk to one another and share. If you need help setting it up on your mobile device, laptop, iPad, or tablet, give us a call at 738-3030 and our Activities Coordinator will make arrangements to walk you through the steps. (Instructions are also provided at drive-thru)
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, we have social time on a portal called Zoom. We would love for you to join us in conversation and fun!
Monday: 1:00-2:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00-2:00 pm
Fridays: 12:00-1:00 pm
Call the Center for Meeting I.D Number & Password
Bible Study-Tuesday: 1:00-2:00 pm
Tai Chi Classes- Tai Chi has proven to be an exercise with significant benefits in the areas of balance, upper-and lower body muscular strength and endurance. In partnership with the Great Basin College, the Elko Senior Center has been able to provide local community college recreation course offerings for our Members. Members prefer the Terrace setting to the hustle and bustle of a local college campus and have the added benefit of receiving Tai Chi classes from a certified instructor at the Center. Classes are also held outside in warmer weather months further enhancing physical and mental health.
Classes are taught at the Center, Monday-Thursday.
Informational Seminars- Guest speakers from state agencies and the community are often recruited to provide informational seminars on topics that affect seniors. Guest speakers may visit the Elko Senior Center to provide information on identity theft, Medicaid issues, elder abuse, prescription medication do’s and don’t, etc. The mini seminars are an impromptu way to provide seniors with valuable information that they may not otherwise set aside time to attend. The informational seminars are at no cost to Members.
Guest speakers typically stop by the Center between the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, contact the office for more information. (The Center's Newsletter also has a schedule of recurring classes)
Podiatry Clinic- Grant Funding from the EJC Foundation has provided a monthly podiatry clinic for seniors to access. A local podiatrist provides services in the medically equipped room at the Center with a minimum suggested donation of $10.00. Whereas many of the seniors would not normally schedule an appointment with a podiatrist, a large number will benefit from a healthier lifestyle by taking advantage of this opportunity. An average of 25 seniors from Elko and the surrounding counties, benefit from the podiatry services each month.
Podiatry Clinic 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, contact the Center 738-3030 to schedule your appointment
Friends Day Out- "Friends Day Out" is an innovative program designed to provide caregivers a much needed RESPITE break and their loved ones with an opportunity to get out of the house to enjoy the company of others utilizing the Java Music Club program. Java Music Club is facilitated by volunteers and RSVP staff members. Caregivers do not need to stay.
Every Friday from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Center
Blood Pressure Checks- A local Certified Nurse from A+ Total Care, visits the center from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. to record the blood pressure and vitals of seniors visiting the center. This service enables seniors to have a quick “mini” check-up as they work to self monitor their general health. Both health providers offer their services to the Elko Senior Center as a donation.
There is no cost for this service, call ahead to ensure a nurse will be able to make it to the Center.
Senior Resource & Referral Center
ADRC - Nevada Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is designed to assist older adults, persons with disabilities, their caregivers and families in locating supportive services and resources in order to continue living as they choose in their community. If you need additional assistance in locating and accessing appropriate services contact specialist:
Specialists also come to the Center monthly
Legal Services Referrals – The need for legal assistance can be referred to local agencies in the community through the assistance of the Terrace, E.S.A.P. programs. As residents find themselves in need of legal assistance or the need for a power of attorney, they can be referred to appropriate community resources that are professionally licensed and at reasonable cost. Referrals may also be made to legal aid services for those seniors whose financial resources are limited.
Appointments with NV Legal Services available at the Center, call the office 738-3030 for more information.
Problem Resolution & Information Referrals – Nevada residents frequently contact The Terrace at Ruby View for information referrals and problem solving. If you have trouble with your utilities being turned off, unaware of your rights, in need of a vaccination, or in need of housing, you can stop by or contact the Terrace to be referred to any one of numerous resources at 775-738-3030.
S.H.I.P. Medicare Counseling- Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program, offers free, unbiased Medicare Counseling. SHIP Volunteers offer FREE one-on-one assistance with respect to many problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term/short-term options. (New Medicare Beneficiaries-please contact your local SHIP-Medicare Counselor, 3 months prior to your 65th Birthday month for important benefits counseling)
If you need additional assistance in locating and accessing appropriate services contact:
Aging Disability Resource Center - Elko Office
1071 Idaho Street (NEW LOCATION)
Elko, NV 89801
Free Medicare counseling is also offered at the
Center, call 738-3030 for dates and times.
The Terrace Travel Club- Members unite by working together to plan trips to locations that include the islands of Hawaii, to the National Parks, to the castles of Ireland. Planning for the trips is done with our new volunteer Sue and by the members in the club. This is a cost effective way for members to enjoy planning and creating trips to locations of their choice. It is critical to set future goals and the opportunity to plan for future events. The travel club is a cost effective way for older adults on limited incomes to work together towards an inexpensive vacation.
Members meet every Tuesday at the Center, Sue (Senior Center Volunteer)
Bridge Club (Leisure Game Clubs/Game Room)- Members enjoy the opportunity to make use of The Terrace at Ruby View during the evening as well as during traditional business hours. For those living alone, with their adult children, or in a residential home community, the weekly outing provides a leisure evening away from television and isolation to challenge their minds and socialize. In addition, clubs have also periodically included cribbage, scrabble and dominoes as volunteers have taken a lead in arranging new groups.
Each Tuesday, the Bridge Club meets at 6:00 pm to socialize, play cards, & enjoy some time together.
BINGO- Come join us for some BINGO fun once a month at the Terrace!!! You can enjoy all-beef hot dogs, chips, and loads of fun with friends. OPEN to all, must be 21 years or older to play a fun evening of 50/50 Bingo. Proceeds go back to the Center. Game packs can be purchased at the door.
Doors open at 5pm for Monthly BINGO, games begin at 5:30pm
call the Center for more information.
Entertainment & Guest Artists- Members can enjoy a wide variety of musical artists, cowboy poets and local entertainment during their dining experience through a variety of guest artists and musicians. Local community artists, singing groups and dance groups are often willing to donate their time and talent as guests of the Terrace Senior Center. Although brief, the added entertainment provide our members with either an updated memory or a free concert.
Monthly Holiday Celebrations- Great care is taken to have at least one monthly celebration. Monthly party goers can expect to enjoy Cinco de Mayo, Valentine’s Gatherings, St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Halloween & Costume Parties, Thanksgiving and Christmas Celebrations, New Years' Celebrations, Easter Events, and many more seasonal gatherings.
- Every opportunity to celebrate the wonderful milestones of life becomes another way for us to enjoy each other's company.
- In addition, each month a specific day is set asid to celebrate the birthdays of those seniors who have been enrolled at the Center during the year. Birthday celebrations include cake and ice-cream and the traditional round of verse. On Father’s Day and Mother’s Day flowers and other gifts are provided by the generosity of the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.
- Local schools groups often come to The Terrace to entertain us and are always welcome to stay and visit with the members.
Elko Senior Games- The Elko Senior Activities Program has been coordinating with the Elko Senior Games as a local sponsor for the past five years in order to help promote the health and fitness lifestyle for everyone over age 50.
2020 Senior Games have been canceled due to COVID-19.
Elko Senior Games Board Members use the Terrace Senior Center to meet and plan the annual event. The Terrace is obviously a strong recruiting site, with the ability to recruit and sign-up seniors as participants for the local games. In addition, the Elko Senior Activities Program participates in the event as a host site for the Senior Games opening ceremonies. By participating as a host sight, seniors in the community have the opportunity to attend even a small part of this annual event, even if they themselves have not registered to participate. The Senior Games has more than 17 events that range from golf to weight lifting and has had upwards of 200 participants per year. This annual event for seniors, encourages them to remain active in their community and competitive.
G.E.T. My Ride Transportation Services- The Terrace at Ruby View is a designated stop for Elko County's G.E.T My Ride. Members who wish to utilize the ongoing meal programs and senior services through the Terrace, can call for front door pick-up service by giving the transportation system a 24 hour notice. The G.E.T. My Ride bus has been an asset by providing transportation services to otherwise homebound older adults who may not have transportation or no longer like to drive. Bus services also feature handicap accessible busses. New riders need to register 24 hours in advance.
For rides call 777-1428
Senior 2 Senior- This project started in 2020 when the COVID-19 Pandemic forced the School Districts to close their doors and threatened to cancel an aged-old tradition of the Senior Walk. During Spring Break of 2020, the mandate had closed our school doors and left the Senior Class in limbo, class, sports, extra-curricular activities, etc. A right of passage, known as Senior Prom was taken, so as a community we came together to honor our Senior Class with a project we call "Senior to Senior". We offered words of wisdom, with the help of the Elko Broadcasting Company. Our "seasoned Seniors" have experienced so much and we knew we had to share our words of wisdom with the Graduating Senior Class. These messages played weeks before graduation, before the modifications of graduation were finalized and finally during the Graduation itself. Congratulations from our Seniors to your Senior Class!
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Weatherization Program- If you need help reducing your utility bills or are looking for resources, contact Elko Senior Center staff for assistance.
Marketing & Community Outreach
Flyers of Interest - New membership is critical to any organization and for the Elko Senior Activities Program it becomes critical that we not only serve the seniors who utilize the resources daily, but that we recognize that as each year passes, a new pool of potential seniors becomes available. It is also unfortunate but noteworthy that attrition rates for senior programs are accelerated by the very nature of the population we serve.
Flyers of interest were created to help recruit new senior members. A variety of senior volunteers post the flyers at local markets, housing and rental complexes, trailer complexes, Hispanic services, the VFW, medical offices, etc., in an effort to keep local seniors updated on the activities available to them through the Elko Senior Activities Programs. The flyers are an economical approach for media outreach that we hope will generate interest and potential membership.
Monthly Menu – In addition to the flyers that are being distributed, the monthly menu is published in the local newspaper and is posted at numerous locations in the community. Great care is made in the selection of the menu to meet nutritional guidelines and still offer an appetizing array of menu selections that can withstand the most discriminating of palettes.
The menu is also utilized as a monthly newsletter of current events. The large volume of copies offers a second side which is used to highlight new events, advertise upcoming events and services, promote new programs, and provide contact information for senior resources available through the Terrace E.S.A.P. Inc. or its affiliated programs.
Outreach publications are being targeted toward the baby boomers who seem to have an aversion to associating themselves with anything that identifies them as a senior citizen. Our newest outreach activity, aimed at the boomers, is to promote our facility as follows: The Terrace Senior Center – Where active adults meet for great meals, travel, entertainment and more.