Our Mission:

Unify.

End Ageism, Unify Voices, Disrupt the Norm, Think Local

 
 
 
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Our Mission

End Ageism, Unify Voices, Disrupt the Norm, Think Local

Age-Friendly Network Nevada began in January of 2018, after acknowledging a need for an organization to facilitate a network focused on providing a voice for older adults; that focuses on combating ageism, social and economic insecurities and also helps develop and support organizations promoting an age friendly city. AFNN is committed to local collaboration and thinks local first

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Impact

In this year's Senior Health rankings, Nevada came in 40th out of 50th states. This is better than the previous years which means there has been a lot of positive outcomes for the state of  Nevada. However, with this year’s report, we are reminded of persistent social and economic barriers to human connection, education, support, access to healthy foods, and continued successes in measures of clinical care. AFNN is focused on connection, to advocate for change and unify our voices. 

 

#40

In Senior Health Rankings

The Senior Report ranks each state across 26 measures of health determinants and eight measures of health outcomes. United Health Foundation equips stakeholders with five years of senior health and well-being data that encourages continued conversations among policymakers, public health officials and community leaders, and drives action to promote better health for our nation’s seniors

 

#48

In COmmunity Support

According to the Senior Health Rankings for 2017...Seniors value living in their own home safely and independently. Several federal and state programs offer support to seniors allowing them to remain independent at home. The Older Americans Act (OAA), governed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a major source of funding to states for nutritional and social support services for seniors and their caregivers. OAA funding is used by states for services such as personal care, congregate meals, transportation and health promotion. Community public health spending is associated with reducing preventable mortality, especially in low-resource communities. The Average U.S value is $536 compared to Nevada which is valued at $209

 
 

#50

In Suicide 

Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death in the United States. The national age-adjusted suicide rate was 13.3 per 100,000 individuals in 2015. That same year, the rate was 16.1 deaths per 100,000 adults aged 65 to 84 and 19.4 deaths per 100,000 adults aged 85 and older. Risk factors in older adults include psychiatric illness, substance abuse, physical illness and disability, cognitive decline and social isolation. Suicide among adults aged 65 and older has an estimated lifetime cost to society of $1.1 billion in combined medical and work-loss related expenses. In Nevada the percentage is 29.9%

 
 

Our Programs

Connection- Advocacy- Shaping Public Conversation- Education  

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