About Washoe

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly!

 

Consider Our Community

By 2030, 27% of Washoe County (161,000 individuals) will be 55 and older. For those 65+, one in nine have dementia. For 85+, one in three have dementia.

 

A Case for Inclusivity

A 2017 Dementia Community Needs Assessment in Washoe County found that many respondents have less awareness and were less comfortable around people living with dementia. A friend might be a care partner for someone living with dementia and a family member could be living with dementia. How can you address these needs?

Events

Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss, dementia or aging with intellectual and developmental disability is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café is FREE […]

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Dementia Friends Information Session – Sparks Library

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly! You're invited to become a Dementia Friend! At this information session, you'll learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to translate this new understanding into practical actions that can help people with dementia who are living in our community. RSVP is helpful […]

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Open Door Café

Open Door Café is an opportunity to relax and socialize while developing networks of peer support. Any person who is living with memory loss, dementia or aging with intellectual and developmental disability is welcome at the Open Door Café. Families, friends and invited professional care partners are also welcome. The Open Door Café is FREE […]

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Dementia Friends Information Session – North Valleys Library

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly! You're invited to become a Dementia Friend! At this information session, you'll learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to translate this new understanding into practical actions that can help people with dementia who are living in our community. RSVP is helpful […]

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Dementia Friends Information Session – Northwest Reno Library

Let’s Make Washoe County Dementia Friendly! You're invited to become a Dementia Friend! At this information session, you'll learn five key messages about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to translate this new understanding into practical actions that can help people with dementia who are living in our community. RSVP is helpful […]

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