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When Friends Become Too Much May 2019 Update

"From Caring Comes Courage." - Lao Tzu  

Preventing Financial Scams Convening 

We are calling all individuals who care to join us in discussing ideas about the issues of Financial Scams. There are many kinds of financial scams. Strange calls asking for your Social Security Number. A romantic partner controlling your finances. Caregivers exploiting the elderly. Predatory loans. Someone claiming you have been scammed and they need to verify your bank account number. We will also discuss and share ideas on how we can help prevent elderly exploitation from becoming a prevalent target for predators and scammers. 

This free gathering is going to be held at the Nevada Discovery Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

When our community comes together, good things happen. We want to hear from you.  If you or someone you know has experienced a financial scam, please spread the word and join us. 

Register here.

Community Presentations 

The Community Foundation's Nick Tscheekar and Luiza Benisano went to the Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, the Association of Homecare Owners of Northern Nevada, and the Washoe County Senior Services to discuss the Caregiver Support Initiative. They also distributed copies of the guidebooks.

Our upcoming presentation is going to be held on September 23 at the Veterans Guest House We are open to presenting and discussing to all groups/organization that will benefit from learning more about Caregiver Support Initiative. For more information, please call the Community Foundation at 775-333-5499. 


Vicki Railton of Forgive & Forget wrote a blog on "When 'Friends' Become Too Much" which talks about being cautious and taking breaks from individuals who are toxic to have a healthy mental headspace. She says in her blog that everyone's path is important, and that is healthy for all individuals as human beings to have boundaries and self-respect to protect it. Read more here: 

Common Questions for Caregivers 

There are plenty of common questions that caregivers may have along their caregiving journey. You can find other caregiver questions at

Question: "What is a geriatric physician?"

Answer: A geriatric physician, or geriatrician, is a physician that is specially trained in the aging process. They are knowledgeable about the unique needs and problems specific to aging.

To learn more about the many other local resources listed to help caregivers, please visit