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19-20 Reno-Sanford Center for Aging-Health & Wellness Coord.
The Health and Wellness Outreach Coordinator, based out of the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno's School of Medicine, will help reduce the impact of poverty on older adults through developing strategies to connect older adults with existing wellness programs while implementing collaborative approaches to health. The Sanford Center for Aging's Enhancing Well-Being and Health Among Older Adults VISTA projects seeks to build capacity for health and wellness programs designed for older adults throughout Washoe County, Nevada. Washoe County is one of the fastest ageing communities in the United States and 35% of older adults report having at least one disability. Low income elders face higher rates of limitations due to functional disabilities and are at an increased risk of being institutionalized.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will raise awareness of wellness programs available through the Sanford Center for Aging at University of Nevada, Reno and will conduct presentations, meet with community partners and senior housing authority representatives, and launch a social media campaign. The VISTA member will organize meetings for people living with chronic conditions and community partners to help identify existing barriers to participation in community wellness programs and determining what gaps in programming exist within our community. The VISTA member will work collaboratively with community stakeholders to develop events and programs that address the health and wellness gaps that were addressed in the community convenings. The VISTA member will inform relevant community members and partners about the Sanford Center for Aging's Volunteer Mobility Pilot Program and our commitment to ensuring that all older adults who want to access health programs can do so.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

19-20 Reno-Sanford Center for Aging-Health & Wellness Coord.

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2019  -   12/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEVADA  


Accepting Applications
From  10/23/2019  To  01/27/2020 

Contact Heather Haslem
1664 N Virginia
Reno   NV   89557
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76617