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Free Pre-Retirement Workshop Upcoming

Free Pre-Retirement Workshop Upcoming

The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center will hold a free pre-retirement workshop from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5.

Experts on Social Security, Medicare and Medicare gap/supplement programs will be on hand to answer such questions as:

  • What are your retirement options?
  • When are you eligible for Medicare?
  • What benefits are available under Medicare?
  • How do you plan for gaps with Medicare?

The center is located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. Additional pre-retirement workshops are planned in May.

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

Local Red Cross trained 115 people at Gabrielle Giffords Save-a-Life Saturday

This Saturday was the 'Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life Saturday’ event, hosted by the American Red Cross. Here in Southern Nevada, 115 members of the community participated, learning how to perform hands-free CPR.

“Neighbors helping neighbors is the first line of defense in any disaster or tragedy,” says Scott Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Nevada Chapter.  “We now have an additional 115 people in our community who have the skills to save a life.”

For community members interested in learning more about the event or hands free CPR, videos can be found online at www.redcross.org/savealife, or call 702-531-0237 to enroll in a class.

Downtown Salon Raises Money for Children's AIDS Group

Downtown Salon Raises Money for Children's AIDS Group

Globe Salon's recent benefit cut-a-thon on March 13 raised a total of $2,718 for the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA).

The total amount raised will be donated to the AFCA, in support of Globe Salon hairstylist Samantha O'Brien's upcoming trek to Kilimanjaro with the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. Details on the trek and the AFCA can be found at http://www.helpchildrenwithaids.org.

The successful fundraiser was supported by Globe Salon’s bodega neighbor at SoHo Lofts, Resnick's Grocery, which provided complimentary beverages and donated a portion of sales made during the event. Also supporting the event was Johnny McGuire's Deli (located at Town Square), which generously provided complimentary sandwich platters to serve guests of the event.

Relay For Life seeks participants

Relay For Life seeks participants

The American Cancer Society is looking for participants for its Relay For Life fundraiser in April and May.

Ten relays will take place in southern Nevada during the next two months and ACS will hold a number of "Paint the Town Purple" recruiting events from April 4-7. During these events, relay committee members and team captains will be visiting area businesses encouraging community members to participate. In addition to Relay’s purple posters, volunteers will distribute purple lollipops, because "CANCER SUCKS."

Those events include: 

  • Cheeburger Cheeburger Fundraiser – Monday, April 4, 5-9 p.m., 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd.

 

  • CiCi’s Pizza Las Vegas Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 6, six locations, all day/night – 10-20 percent of sales go to ACS.

 

  • Beer Tasting Benefit - Thursday, April 7 at Freakin Frog, 7-10 p.m., 4700 S.

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

New health center on tap for West Las Vegas

Nevada Health Centers, Inc. (NVHC) will break ground with the City of Las Vegas on a new community health center at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28. Groundbreaking activities will take place at the new facility’s site located at the corner of Mount Mariah Drive and Stella Lake Street in West Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Tom Chase, chief executive officer of NVHC, will preside at the ceremony.

"The new building will bring more jobs to the city at the same time that we will provide better access to health care," Chase said. 

NVHC is planning job fairs that will be held in September and November of this year. More information about the upcoming job fairs can be provided by calling 775-307-5414, ext.

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

Blood Drive March 12th at Liberty Tax Service

This Saturday, Liberty Tax Service will be hosting a blood drive at the location in the Saver's Shopping Center. United Blood Service will be on hand with their mobile unit to collect blood. Currently, Southern Nevada needs 250 donors a DAY to meet the needs of local hospitals, and USB is hoping 100 people will donate at Saturday's drive.

The Blood Drive is geared to be a family friendly event, with refreshments, cotton candy, and a jump house to entertain kids while parents give blood. Three Squares will be on hand to collect food donations, and other community partners will be holding giveaways. All blood donors will also be entered into a raffle, and receive a ticket for a free Lake Mead Midday cruise.

The blood drive will take place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday March 12th at the Liberty Tax Service in the Saver's Shopping Center, 3131 N. Rancho Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas NV 98130

Free Flu Shots in Downtown Las Vegas

Free Flu Shots in Downtown Las Vegas

While flu season peaks in January and February, it does continue throughout the spring and people are advised to be protected by flu shots. This is particularly important when people are in contact with young children, the elderly, work in the health care field, or have chronic medical conditions. To assure that all Las Vegas Valley residents have access to flu shots, the Southern Nevada Health District is offering free flu shots at public health centers and at several clinics.

Residents of Downtown Las Vegas can find flu shots available at the following locations and times: