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We thank all our SPOTLIGHT Program Members who attended our first Zoom Meeting of the Year on Weds. January 13th!  We express our greatest gratitude to our outstanding SPOTLIGHT Presenters and Community Partners from Veterans LYFE Services and from Dispatch Health for sharing their information with us and for their continued to support for our community of Seniors, Veterans and their families!
We sincerely thank our longtime SPOTLIGHT Member and Community Partner, Sgt. Dixie Thompson, US Army Ret.,Treasurer of Veterans LYFE Services, Executive Board Members of Women Veterans of Nevada, for her very informative presentation for our SPOTLIGHT Members! Founded in 2018, Veterans LYFE Services is committed to their mission - to return veterans to living a full life after their transition from military service.  Their Vision is to be an accessible streamline of collaborative veteran resources that provides life enhancement programs, mentors and coaches, while advancing veterans as productive, contributing members of society. VLS will serve ALL veterans from different eras including their family members and veteran widows. To ensure needs are effectively met - they will inquire about SPECIFIC needs before connecting Veterans with one of our community collaborative organizations or agencies.  If there is a myriad of needs or is in-depth such as being in crisis, VLS will ask to meet with in-person to do an evaluation through a Life Management Assessment.  They take a holistic approach in working with Veterans and they continue to check in with the veteran and family member on a regular basis after their assessments. VLS has a collaborative working relationship with the VA, which helps navigate the veteran or veteran widow through the complicated bureaucratic VA system. Their staff is very knowledgeable on how the VA Healthcare system operates, and can provide the information needed.
Veterans LYFE Services can help with:
- VA disability benefits whether you need to start your
   disability claim, increase your disability rating or
   upgrade your discharge status.
- Veteran Caregivers for disabled veterans have monthly
   empowerment peer group meetings with themed
   activities that focuses on self-care, respite.
- PTSD 12 Step for Veterans & First Responders - Private
   group peer meetings with those dealing with PTSD and
   Substance and Alcohol abuse.  
- Peer to Peer Recovery Coaching is set up for veterans
   that have completed their treatment from substance
   abuse and addiction. It’s designed to help the veteran
   set those personal goals during recovery and to hold
   them accountable to help them keep in check with their
   recovery;especially if they have not found a sponsor
   or are not going to group meetings.  
- Alternative PTSD Modalities available is Music therapy
   and Yoga therapy. For the youth, Play therapy and Art
   therapy is available.

Veterans LYFE Services is committed to making a difference.
Veterans LYFE Services is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization TAX-ID #83-0755274.  If you, or someone you know, may have any questions regarding their services, please reach out to Eva Secchari, Executive Director or Sgt. Dixie Thompson at (702) 497-8744  or by email at

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We also sincerely thank our SPOTLIGHT Presenter and Community Partner, Torrie Brizzie -Business Development and Community Engagement Manager from Dispatch Health for her informative presentation on Mobile "On-Demand" Healthcare in Las Vegas and how they are safely assisting Seniors in their homes!  Since 2017, Dispatch Health has changed the Nevada landscape for Seniors and Families who need Mobile Urgent Care!  For the same cost as an urgent care visit, the Dispatch Health house call team arrives at your door able to test and treat COVID-19 symptoms, flu, strep, mono…treating everything an urgent care can, and more.  

Nevada Families can Stay Home and Stay Safe, and let Dispatch Health come to you:
 -  Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM every day.
 -  Serving Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson,
    Boulder City, Jean, Good Springs and Mt.  
    Charleston areas.
 -  In-network with most insurance including Medicare and
    Medicare Advantage
 -  Currently they do NOT offer the Flu Shot or other
 -  Currently testing for COVID-19  - Testing only
    Symptomatic Patients: Get results in 1-2 days on
    average. DispatchHealth administers either RT-PCR
    test or a lateral flow antigen test.

The Dispatch House Call Team includes 2 providers at your home, including a physician assistant or nurse practitioner, and a DispatchHealth medical technician (DHMT). They can treat complicated health issues for people of all ages – from infants (over 3 months) to seniors: Back, Neck & Joint Pain, Bronchitis, Constipation, Cuts & Lacerations that Require Stitches, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Flu, Food Poisoning, High Fevers, Migraines, Minor Fractures, Sprains-Strains-Bruises,    Pneumonia, Severe Cough & Croup, Severe Skin Infections (Including Cellulitis), Shingles, Shortness of Breath, Strep Throat, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), Viral Infections, Weakness or Fatigue, etc.

To Request a Care Call, please Call (702) 848-4443.
They also have a new Dispatch Health App that makes it easy and simple to connect with them! CLICK HERE to connect with their Mobile App information.
For more information, we encourage our SPOTLIGHT Members to view a short video presentation of their services at this link:  CLICK HERE to watch video!

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SPOTLIGHT Senior Services Las Vegas exists because of the continued support and participation of our wonderful Community Partners and SPOTLIGHT Program Members.  We are so fortunate and grateful to work together with Veterans LYFE Services and Dispatch Health in providing valuable resources and services to Seniors and their families!  We sincerely thank our good friends Sgt. Dixie Thompson and Torrie Brizzie for their commitment to excellence to improve the quality of life of so many families in Southern Nevada!    

ZOOM Meetings
Stay Connected and let the SPOTLIGHT Program help you to find needed resources for our businesses and for the families you serve. Physical distancing will be in effect for quite a while as Southern Nevada recovers from the COVID-19 spread and vaccine rollout. It is for this reason that the SPOTLIGHT Program will continue meeting virtually on ZOOM until further notice.  ZOOM will enable us to use technology to stay connected throughout the health crisis without jeopardizing each other's health & safety. 

Join us this Month!  Mark your Calendar!

Wednesday FEBRUARY 10th
(10:00 - 11:30 AM)

Wednesday FEBRUARY 24th
(10:00 - 11:30 AM)

We will send out an email notification to all active SPOTLIGHT Program Members with specific instructions for the ZOOM meeting with a Log-in ID and a password to join our conference.  You can view the conference on your computer, laptop, tablet and smart phones.  If you do not have a webcam or a mobile device that has a camera, you will be able to listen in on the conference and/or participate online to view the conference without others viewing you.  Wait for our email with instructions and log-in at the scheduled DAY & TIME.  As Always... this meeting will be available to active SPOTLIGHT Program Members Only.  If you have any questions regarding your Membership Status, please feel free to reach out to us by email and we will assist you.
Making a Difference
in our Community
It's that time again for our SHARE The Warmth Campaign to assist homeless Veterans and their families in Southern Nevada!!!  This is our 8th year supporting Veterans Care Charity with in-kind donations of slightly-used Coats, Jackets, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, new packages of Socks and Underwear and any other clothing donations to support homeless Veterans in our community.  The chilling COLD weather of winter is here... and we encourage everyone to open your hearts and give what you can!  Any companies that want to have a Collection Bin for donations at your office/senior community for your employees to use, can do so!  Veterans Care Charity will drop off a collection bin and they will arrange to pick up your donations at your convenience.

Due to the increase in new COVID-19 cases and a substantial increase in the number of hospitalizations in Southern Nevada, we cannot gather to collect donations as we normally would at our meetings.  We encourage everyone who wants to donate to reach out directly to Bob Martin at (702) 347-7040 or send an email to:

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Attention SPOTLIGHT Members
Get Noticed in 2021!

Enjoy the benefits of your membership by submitting your community events, fundraisers, open houses, seminars, support groups, job board posting, announcements, etc. to be included on our website and our Facebook Group for more exposure and increased attendance to your events! 
Please submit your Event Flyer Images (PDF, JPG, or PNG files only) to:
Our community partners at KTNV Channel 13 Action News and Las Vegas Morning Blend Show have also changed their programming and are now offering remote Interviews on their shows at a reduced rate for our SPOTLIGHT Program Members.

If you are interested in doing a remote interview on the Las Vegas Morning Blend and would like more information, please contact us at:
The Southern Nevada COVID-19 Response Forum is a collaborative effort from the City of Las Vegas Senior Citizen Advisory Board, SPOTLIGHT Senior Services Las Vegas and several community partners in Senior Healthcare throughout Southern Nevada.  Our mission is to work together to facilitate communication with the Southern Nevada Health District and to coordinate a rapid response to a potential COVID-19 emergencies. We will share the most accurate information with all and to provide additional support and resources to Long Term Care Facilities, Senior Living Communities and Care Homes when needed. Our goal is to create a proactive team of community partners who will react quickly to assist a potential COVID-19 emergency with the proper protocols & resources.  We are stronger together and we will save lives together... with a collective rapid response through cooperation and support from community partnerships in Southern Nevada. 

Join us this Month on ZOOM!


3:00 - 4:30 PM

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Information & Resources
You can now find all updated information & links for COVID-19 on our website! We have the latest information and links for Southern Nevada - Current NV COVID-19 Stats, Testing sites, Vaccine distribution & appointments, contact tracing, self quarantine information, etc.


We highly recommend the following national organizations as the most accurate information sources for COVID-19 information: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Community preparedness planning for COVID-19  includes older adults and people with disabilities, and the organizations that support them in their communities, to ensure their needs are taken into consideration. Everyone should be vigilant and follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
We also recommend that you monitor the latest updates from the Southern Nevada Health District for all local Southern Nevada guidelines.  Go to this link for more information:
For specific questions and answers about COVID-19
call their info line at: 
(702) 759-INFO (4636) | Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m
Nevada Health Response: COVID-19

To inform Nevadans statewide, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Governor's Office have created this website to better share information and resources as it pertains to the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within the state of Nevada.
SPOTLIGHT Program Las Vegas
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Recap of Jan 27th Zoom
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Making a Difference
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COVID-19 Resources


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