It all started when…
After working with older adults for the past decade, Stephanie recognized a need that wasn’t being addressed in Southern Nevada. She often heard many older adults say “I just want to be heard” whether through disjointed health care, in addressing their needs, and many issues affecting their lives. It became too apparent, that many of these struggles were a product of ageism. Consequently, older adults are facing economic and social issues leaving a lack of connectivity, accessibility, unification, loneliness food and work insecurities, trumped by attitudes that their voice and opinions did not matter.
For this reason, Age-Friendly Network Nevada was founded to help shape public conversation, connect older adults, advocate for change, promote an age-friendly Las Vegas and end ageism.
AFNN’s programming is focused on human connection, collecting quantitative data and promoting advocacy and education.
Stephanie has a Masters in Urban Leadership from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Masters of Public Administration from Anna Maria College. She is currently pursuing her EdD in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.