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Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. The program teaches foster grandparents and grandparents with legal guardianship to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget.

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Healthy Aging

The Healthy Aging strategy offers physical activity and nutrition education, and health promotion to seniors throughout Nevada. With funding from the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), Healthy Aging programming provides skills that support making healthy eating choices and encourage an active lifestyle.

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Nevada CAN (COVID-19 Aging Network) and Resource Information for Older Adults

Nevada CAN is a service of the Nevada 2-1-1 and Nevada Care Connection – A partnership to help you connect to supports and services.

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Simply Delicious: Easy, Healthy Meals

Our Simply Delicious recipes are simple to prepare, easy to cook and taste delicious. To be sent a laminated copy of each recipe presented in the cooking series email HealthyAging@unr.edu.

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SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods

SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods is a health and nutrition program that provides education to SNAP-eligible participants and provides technical assistance to local farmers market managers and vendors seeking to become SNAP authorized and implement SNAP friendliness best practices.  

Aging Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
Aging Statistics in Nevada
This factsheet contains information on older Americans in Nevada by looking at the percentage of population 65 and order from each county in Nevada. Learn about different percentages of the population through a table of different years.
Powell, P. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-06
Breathing Exercises for Stress Reduction
This fact sheet lists out several breathing exercises for anyone to reduce stress.
Huluwazu, P. and Daugherty, W. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-01-61
Clark County Senior Forum 2000 A Report To The Commission August 1, 2000
This fact sheet contains extensive information on senior community of clark county in the year 2000. Learn more about the senior forum and findings in this report.
Collins, C. and Spitler, L. 2000, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-00-15
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Creating an Autobiography: A Family Keepsake
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-03
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Creating an Autobiography: Starting the Process
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-02
Demographic Indicators for Nevada Elders
This factsheet examines some basic demographic indicators for Nevada seniors such as projected population growth, the population from 2005-2007, populations of seniors living alone, and many more. Learn about these demographics through detailed tables that give percentage and age groups of the senior population.
Fadali, E. and Harris, T. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-19
Diabetes and Lifestyle Ounce of Prevention
This fact sheet contains information on type 2 diabetes specifically on the risks and ways to prevent risks for diabetes.
Leontos, C. 2002, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-02-48
Economic Indicators for Nevada Elders
This fact sheet examines some basic economic indicators for current Nevada seniors and the upcoming baby boom generation by looking at median annual household income, personal income for Nevadans, net assets by age groups, and many more. Learn through detailed tables and graphs of these basic economic indicators.
Fadali, E., Yolyan, R., and Harris, T. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-09-10
Get Active!
This fact sheet contains information on ways to stay active and the amount of time the activity should be.
Lindsay, A. and Constantino, N. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-81
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Get Ready, Get Set, Let's Go!
A variety of tips on how to get more active in your life, whether you want to start slow or jump right into exercises.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Health Report on Nevada’s Aging Population
This fact sheet has extensive information on the health of aging for Nevada's population. Learn through detailed tables and detailed descriptions of healthy aging, changes in health with aging, etc.
Powell, P. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-18
Managing High Blood Pressure
This fact sheet contains several ways to reduce one's blood pressure for a healthier life.
Wilson, M. 2005, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-05-49
Medicare Prescription Drug Program
This fact sheet contains extensive information on medicare and how can one enroll in the program. This fact sheet also covers late enrollment penalties, deadlines, low-income subsidies, and many more.
Powell, P. and Emm, D. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-73
A person practicing yoga in their living room.
Move Your Way
Get more active, find activities that will help you reach the minimum requirements to get the benefits of a healthy life.
Lindsay, A. 2011, Department of Health and Human Services
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Nevada Statewide SNAP-Ed Needs Assessment, 2020-2021
A needs assessment of SNAP-Ed programs statewide in Nevada. In 2020, all counties had a SNAP-Ed program, though they did not all receive individual funding, and 9 had programs, delivered by Extension. This publication shows many counties lack health and nutrition programs and how to improve this within the state.
Buffington, A., Webber, K., and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Preventing Falls in Your Home
This fact sheet contains extensive information on ways to prevent the risk of falling in one's home.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-24
Summer Safety for Older Adults
This fact sheet contains information on summer safety for older adults to help them stay healthy and active. Learn more about different activities an older adult can do to live longer and prevent danger to one's health.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-04
The Medical Cost of Domestic Violence
What is typically igonored is the financial cost domestic violence places on society, in terms of housing, child care, employment and criminal justice services
C. Powell, P. Powell, J. Baker-Tingey 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-18-02
Tribes and Indigenous Peoples
Climate change threatens Indigenous peoples' livelihood & economies, including agriculture, hunting & gathering, fishing, forestry, energy, recreation, & tourism enterprises. The economies rely on, but face institutional barriers to their self-determined management of water, land and other natural resources.
Jantarasami, L.C., Novak, R., Delgado, R., Marino, E., McNeeley, S., Narducci, C., Singletary, L., Raymond-Yakoubian, J., & Rowys Whyte, K. 2018, Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, & B.C. Stewart (Eds.), Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. Washington, DC: US Global Change Research Program, pp. 572–603.
Winter Safety for Older Adults
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can stay healthy and active during the winter. Learn about the illness and accidents an older adult can fact if they are not healthy and ways to prevent it.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-02
YHEP Summer Recipes, Ep.02: Garden Fresh Eggplant Empanadas
Delicious summer empanada dish using hearty eggplant created by Tricia Braxton Perry.
Braxton Perry, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel