Members of Red Hat Society Bring Holiday Gifts and Cheer to Residents at Richards Crossing in Carson City


Local members of the Red Hat Society delivered holiday cheer to the residents at Richards Crossing, a 39-unit affordable housing development in Carson City, developed and managed by the Nevada Rural Housing Authority for the homeless and extremely low-income individuals. The “Classy Sassy Bear Ladies” made holiday wreaths for the residents to select and hang on their apartment doors. The event provided an opportunity for the Red Hat Ladies and the residents to get to know one another and share in the spirit of the holidays.

“Richards Crossing is such a special place, not only for our residents but also for our community,” said Heather Simola, Nevada Rural Housing Authority real property manager. “The Red Hat Ladies have a passion for helping others, and the wreaths and opportunity to connect truly brought joy to our residents.”

The Red Hat Society is a playgroup for women approaching 50 and beyond. The Society is committed to changing the traditional notions of aging women and has become its own women’s movement with a strong emphasis on the positive aspects of life, stressing the importance of friendship and sisterhood, the value of play and a determination to find the good in life everywhere possible. Members over the age of 50 wear red hats with purple clothing, while Members under the age of 50 wear pink hats and lavender clothing.

At Richards Crossing, eight units are reserved for chronically homeless veterans and receive rental assistance from the U.S. Veterans Administration, while the other 31 units receive Section 8 project-based rental assistance. Since the property opened in 2017, it has maintained full occupancy. For more information about Richards Crossing, please visit our Community Development Group.

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