An annual highlight to the area social calendar is the annual Spaghetti Feed and Bingo Bash and Silent Auction for Sierra Senior Services. For 14 years now, this event brings together a sell out crowd of locals ready to have a good time for a great cause. This event has grown over the years from modest beginnings to selling out the last seven years.
The event will be held at the new Truckee Community Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, on January 31st , with doors opening at 6pm and bingo beginning at 7pm. There is also a silent auction with fabulous items on which to bid, ranging from exotic vacations and dream days – like being a NASCAR driver for a day – to a guitar of Paul McCartney’s. You can check out the list of items here.
Sierra Senior Services is the worthy beneficiary of the event’s proceeds. They serve at-risk individuals 60 years of age or older in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe area since 2001, providing home-delivered meals by caring and dedicated community volunteers Monday through Friday. Volunteers bring food and friendship along with a daily wellness check to isolated seniors. As of July 1, 2014, they estimate over 30,000 meals have been served.
Their delivery area is unbelievable – approximately 850 square miles, from Incline Village to Tahoma on the West Shore, and up Donner summit, and from Highway 89 to Hirschdale Two-thirds of the seniors are home bound, 83% live alone, 68% are renters, 52% are disabled, 75% are over the age of 75.
Sierra Senior Services Also Offers:
- Daily Wellness Checks. Delivery volunteer drivers bring a hot meal, some conversation and a daily health check to home-bound seniors.
- Safety Net Checks to be sure people are okay and safe in their homes.
- Library Assistance
- Monthly Blood Pressure Clinic
- Fun Activities and Socialization
- Health & Wellness Seminars
- Resources and Referrals
Get your tickets at the Sierra Senior Services site, www.sierraseniors.org and at my office, Dickson Realty, 11836 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. They are also for sale at the Truckee Plumas Bank branch. Ticket prices are $20 per person, and should there be any left for sale at the door, they will be $25 per person there. You can bring purchase wine at the event, or bringyour own wine for a $5 per bottle corkage fee.
So join me, and countless others, to help our area’s senior citizens win big – and maybe do the same, yourself!