About the Newsletter

This month's issue of Healthy Living while Aging focuses on health literacy - the importance of it and what we can do to improve it. Patient empowerment leads to health literacy which allows us to have better health outcomes.

What is health literacy, why is it important, and what can I do?

By Patricia Swager, M.Ed.

Patricia Swager is the director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center and the clinical education director at University of Nevada, Reno, Sanford Center for Aging, a unit of the University's School of Medicine.

The Indigenous people of Nevada

Global Handwashing day

Apple Salad

Swager, P., Emm-Hooper, D. 2022, Healthy Living while Aging! (2022-10), Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 10

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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.