Center for Healthy Aging is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to help educate and train caregivers, enhance wellness, and provide models of care that demonstrate efficiencies and cost savings while improving the quality of life for elders. Our non-profit provides easy access to quality-of-life programs.
Our mission is to develop and provide innovative, effective, and efficient programs that are easily accessible and designed to improve the quality of life for elders by helping them maintain independence within their community. “Adding Life To Years”
CHA staff have years of experience in generating resources for programs that partner with consumers and providers in developing more accessible, effective and efficient systems of care for elders. Some such elder focused collaborations include: Teach Me To Grow Healthy: Intergenerational Community Garden and Healthy Foods Program; Elder Gap Services; Shared World Tours; Caregiver Coalition; and Philips Lifeline.
About our programs:
“Teach Me To Grow Healthy: Intergenerational Community Garden and Healthy Foods program” (TMTGH) is a project that emphasizes the importance of nurturing, self-sufficiency, and education. TMTGH seeks to create a usable community-oriented, culturally sensitive program that improves the exercise, nutritional support, and holistic care of Indigenous and Non-Native older adult and youth communities, enhancing mental health. www.addinglifetoyears.com/programs
Elder Gap Services is dedicated to filling a need in our local community. Elder Gap Funding is available to assist low income seniors, caregivers, and people with disabilities who:
– Wish to remain in their homes to continue independent living in the least restrictive environment or;
– Are in need of respite (escorted transportation, personal care needed for a few hours, etc. to give the Caregiver a break);
– Reside within Washoe County;
– Are seeking a service or are in need of an item not available due to:
– Gap in service: no other community agency able to fill need of service or item and have exhausted all
other resources available to them
– Lack of resources (income)
– Will be negatively impacted if funding is not received
Elder Gap Services is a one-time funding of up to $250. www.addinglifetoyears.com/programs
Elders Count Elders Count Nevada 2021 is a fact book that provides authoritative data on the number and condition of our state’s elder population, including some of the lowest public health indicators, demanding that we improve the awareness of the elder population’s needs and the challenges they face. The report contains some legislative policy recommendations that identifies needs and sets priorities. The state’s Adult and Disability Services Division has provided the leadership and direction to produce Elders Count Nevada every two years starting in 2021. Please utilize this data book and develop recommendations that will add life to years for Nevada elders. https://adsd.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/adsdnvgov/content/About/Reports2/Elders%20Count%202021%20-
Shared World Tours are opportunities for human services professionals to learn and dig deeper into their work. The Shared World team is made up of experts in the field of aging and human services, and the countries we visit. Decades of experience in foundations, nonprofits, policy, and advocacy mean your trip will be valuable and one to remember www.sharedworldtours.com
Nevada Caregivers Coalition: The Nevada Caregivers Coalition is dedicated to honoring caregivers and providing them with information, resources and support. The Center for Healthy Aging is the non-profit fiscal agent for the Nevada Caregivers Coalition. www.nvcaregiverscoalition.com
Philips Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
When you or someone you know experiences a fall, medical issue, or other emergency, every second counts. When alone, delayed medical care can jeopardize recovery and independence! The Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service provides simple, fast access to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The new GoSafe with AutoAlert provides protection outside of the home and has the AutoAlert feature which is an added layer of protection by automatically placing a call for help when a fall is detected and you can’t push
your button because you are disoriented, immobilized, or unconscious. www.addinglifetoyears.com/programs