Lyon County Senior Services
Lyon County Human Services (LCHS) operates under policy direction of the Lyon County Board of
Commissioners, with offices located in the communities of Dayton, Fernley, Silver Springs, and
Yerington, Nevada, which serve all Lyon County communities. Its primary responsibility is to provide for the human service needs of Lyon County’s residents, especially those most at risk.
Congregate Nutrition Services: Provides nutritionally balanced meals and related nutrition services to older individuals in a group setting. These services also reduce the risk of isolation through socialization, and help older adults to remain independent and in their home communities.
Home Delivered Meals: Provides nutritionally balanced meals and related nutrition services to older
individuals who are unable to independently leave their homes due to physical or medical limitations. This program is a primary access point for other home and community-based services.
Transportation Services: Transportation services are offered to and from the senior centers for
participation in activities, meals, personal errands, and shopping. Medical transportation services are offered to ensure access to essential medical services.
Health and Wellness Activities: The senior centers offer recreational, educational, and wellness activities for adults over the age of 60. The centers provide a place to gather to meet friends, to volunteer, and to attend presentations. There are also opportunities to participate in fitness classes, games, and interest clubs such as writing, arts and crafts, and support groups.
Supportive Services provide people of all ages with the tools and resources needed to work toward
more stable and productive lives. Through support and encouragement, Human Services staff work
collaboratively with individuals and other agencies to provide services to improve quality of life.
Independent Living Program: Provides case management services for individuals who are unable to
independently leave their homes. A care plan is developed based on an assessment of need. Once
resources are identified the care plan is implemented and monitored by a case worker in order to assist individuals to remain living independently in their homes. An example of service implementation includes home care service in which a client receives assistance with activities such as; housekeeping, grocery shopping, assistance with paying bills and correspondence.
Extended Care: Provides advocacy and assistance to older adults who are unable to continue living
independently. This program supports individuals with eligibility determination and payment for
alternative living environments.
Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC): Provides information, assistance, and access to long-term support systems for older individuals, people with disabilities, caregivers, and those planning for future long-term support needs.
Family Resource Center: Provides case management, information, and referrals for individuals and
families in need of assistance in accessing services and programs that will strengthen and support the family. The FRC’s collaborate with other agencies, schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies to assist families in obtaining needed services.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday:
8:00 am to 5:00