Dementia Friendly Nevada Community Group
Dementia Friendly Washoe County
Community Group Goals
Dementia Friendly Washoe County is working on setting goals.
Dementia Friendly Washoe County is planning future activities soon!
Upcoming Community Group Events
Check back to hear about events hosted by Dementia Friendly Washoe County
Community Group Member Spotlight
Can you please share a little bit about your experience with Dementia Friendly Nevada?
The voices and faces of Washoe County residents desiring to and making progress toward a more dementia-friendly community inspire me. When the opportunity arose to help facilitate these efforts, I wanted to be a part!
How has your volunteer service with Dementia Friendly Nevada impacted your life?
I desire to partner with people living with dementia and other community partners to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias and to create a more inclusive, accessible, and safe space for all Nevadans to live, work, and play.
What do you wish others knew about volunteering for Dementia Friendly Nevada?
Volunteering for Dementia Friendly Nevada is a meaningful way to invest in our communities. By partnering with our neighbors living with dementia and their loved ones, we can identify gaps, contemplate creative solutions, and serve as change agents.
What are you thankful for in your life?
I am thankful for my family’s unconditional love and my friends’ joy and laughter. Opportunities to learn, grow, also cultivate deep gratitude in my life.
What are a few of your favorite things to do in your free time?
The Sierras bring beauty into my daily life. I enjoy learning about the different vistas they offer through the lens of my husband’s camera and other local landscape photographers.
Prevalence of Dementia In Washoe County (2020)
Community Group Impact
After hosting 30+ people at the Dementia Friendly Washoe County Kickoff Event, this Community Group is working to make an even greater impact throughout Washoe County!
Community Group Co-Facilitators
Director, Community Services; Sanford Center for Aging
Director of Community Outreach and Education; Parkinson Support Center of Northern Nevada (PSCNN)
Dementia Friendly NevadaSupport Team Members
Program Coordinator; Dementia Friendly Nevada
Graduate Research Assistant
Want to donate to this Community Group?
Under “gift instructions or comments,” please type “Washoe” to direct 100% of your donation to this Community Group.
The DEER Program proudly provides administrative support to Dementia Friendly Nevada