The Music Man: How the Volunteer Program Brings Music & More to Residents

At Nevada HAND, we cherish our assisted living volunteers who take time out of their day to give back to our most vulnerable residents. We would like to recognize Mirko Barbesino, Silver Sky Assisted Living’s pianist, whose musical talent serenades the ears of our senior residents every week. A pianist since he was five years old, Mirko Barbesino, brings decades of musical experience to Silver Sky Assisted Living. For an

Spotlight on Resident Services: Chris & Hirney

At Nevada HAND "More Than A Home" starts with the relationships and continual customer service the Resident Services Coordinators develop and provide to residents. When Nevada HAND resident, Hirney Jimenez-Vasquez, faced financial hardship from losing her job during the pandemic, she knew exactly who to call. Over the two years Hirney and her family have lived at Nevada HAND’s Rome Pines community, she and Resident Services Coordinator, Chris Mitchell, have

Nevada HAND Breaks Ground on Largest Multi-Family Apartment Community, Decatur Commons

Nevada HAND’s construction company, HAND Construction, recently broke ground on the company’s largest multi-family apartment community, Decatur Commons. The 480-unit affordable apartment community will offer 240 units for low-income families and 240 units for low-income seniors between 30-80% of the area median income. Decatur Commons is located at the corner of South Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive in Las Vegas. The community will sit on 20 acres of land with

2021-03-18T14:40:25-07:0002/18/2021|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases, Featured|

Nevada HAND Wins THREE Best of Las Vegas Awards

The BEST of Las Vegas has been found at Nevada HAND. On Sunday, December 13, the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the 2020 Best of Las Vegas winners, and Nevada HAND won Silver for Best Nonprofit Organization. Additionally, Nevada HAND’s assisted living communities won Silver for Best Active Adult/55+ Community and, for the fourth year in a row, Gold for Best Senior Community. This year was the first year Nevada HAND

2020-12-14T19:54:52-08:0012/14/2020|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases, Featured|

Nevada HAND Celebrates National Nonprofit Day

Nevada HAND celebrated National Nonprofit Day on Monday, August 17, which recognizes leading local, state, and national organizations for their community impact and charitable approaches to helping others. National Nonprofit Day highlights the individuals and organizations that make a difference every day and share a passion for supporting our communities. The philanthropic nature of nonprofit organizations ensures that people and communities have access to the resources and guidance they need

2021-03-18T19:29:48-07:0008/21/2020|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|

Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday with the Help of Team HAND and Community Partners

On Monday, May 11, resident Julia Martin celebrated her 100th birthday with the support of Nevada HAND staff, family, and community partners, including CompassionCare Hospice and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). Several residents gathered outside Silver Sky at Deer Springs Assisted Living community, where Julia resides, to watch a parade of neighbors, residents, and the LVMPD wish her a happy birthday. Julia has lived at Nevada HAND’s assisted living

Nevada HAND Celebrates One Year of Food Pantries

Last year, Nevada HAND received a $1 million gift from a generous anonymous donor. Over the course of a year, this donation has allowed us to partner with T hree Square Food Bank to build, stock, and operate food pantries at three of our senior communities. In March of 2019, we introduced the food pantry concepts to our residents at Bonanza Pines, surveying them on their food needs and answering

Nevada HAND Announces Audra Hamernik as New President and CEO

LAS VEGAS — Nevada HAND is proud to announce the selection of Audra Hamernik as the organization’s President and CEO, effective Monday, August 19, 2019. Hamernik is relocating from Illinois and brings with her more than 25 years of experience in real estate, financial services, social impact investing and lending, and community leadership. Hamernik was most recently the Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, leading a 300-person team

2020-06-02T01:38:44-07:0007/30/2019|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|

Rose Gardens Honored with Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award

The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition awarded Rose Gardens in North Las Vegas as a 2019 recipient of the Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Award, recognizing excellence in the affordable housing industry and organizations that have demonstrated especially impactful use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). We were honored to have Nevada HAND’s Chief Real Estate Development Officer, Mike Shohet, alongside Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority executive director

2020-06-02T01:45:41-07:0006/17/2019|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|

First HANDPrint, Celebrating Nevada HAND’s Community Impact, Debuts

Nevada HAND is proud to premiere its first edition of HANDPrint, our community impact book. Inside, you'll see what we've done in 2018, including new property openings, residents served, community partners, our generous donors, and more. It's also an excellent opportunity to take a look at what we have coming up in 2019, and what to expect from Nevada HAND in its landmark 25th year of service to the Southern Nevada

2021-08-27T09:12:04-07:0004/13/2019|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases, Research and Reports|

Three Square Food Bank and Nevada HAND Join Forces to Eradicate Senior Hunger in Southern Nevada

Three Square Food Bank and Nevada HAND announce joint efforts to combat senior hunger and food insecurity in Southern Nevada. With the help of a generous $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to Nevada HAND, the organizations are collaborating to implement initiatives to break down barriers and better understand the facilitators of food security to help meet the needs of the more than 26,000 seniors in the Las Vegas

2020-06-02T01:46:33-07:0003/19/2019|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|

Community Leader Ken Ladd Takes Reins as Nevada HAND Chairman of the Board, Chair of CEO Search Committee

Nevada HAND proudly announces Ken Ladd as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ladd spent more than 30 years in the commercial banking industry, serving as Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking for U.S. Bank. He led more than 600 banking professionals in a 23-state region. His previous community affiliations include the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Desert Research Institute, and Sunrise Children’s Foundation. Ladd also served in the

2020-06-03T20:28:30-07:0003/04/2019|Categories: Corporate News and Press Releases|
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