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The Senior Center was named after one of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Leaders ‘Numaga’, which translated to English means ‘Give Food’. The Numaga Senior Program provides services to the Elder population (60 years and over) residing within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation.

The Program Goals are as follows: 1) To provide one daily nutritious meal; 2) To provide transportation for meals, shopping, and special activities; and 3) To collaborate with other supportive agencies.

Meals: The Numaga Senior Center is located in Nixon where all meals are prepared Monday through Friday for congregate and homebound deliveries. Homebound deliveries are made to the three communities Wadsworth, Nixon, and Sutcliffe. Vehicles average 3,200 miles per month to provide meal services. Congregate meals are served at 11:30 a.m.; a $1.00 donation is recommended for a meal served to any elder.

Transportation: Transportation is available to the congregate site for scheduled meals; to Reno (47 miles) to shop for groceries and personal items; to special planned activities; and for Emergency Food Assistance.

Supportive Agencies: To ensure that quality services are provided, the Numaga Staff works closely with other Tribal programs. These programs include the Pyramid Lake Health Clinic, Social Services, Housing Authority, Senior Emergency Fund, Parks and Recreation, Cultural Center, Language Program, Pyramid Lake High School, Law Enforcement, and the Caregiver Support Program. Collaborative efforts are also made with the State of Nevada, Department of Aging and other Senior Programs in the surrounding area.
Funding support is provided by DHHS/Administration on Aging, Title VI, Part A; State of Nevada, Division for Aging Services; Regional Transportation Commission-Washoe County; Nevada State Section 18 Transportation Program and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

To contact us:
Numaga Senior Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
P.O. Box 256
Nixon, NV 89424
Phone: (775) 574-1064
Fax: (775) 574-1112