COVID-19 Aging Network (CAN) with UNR

Today we spoke with two prominent experts from the University of Nevada, Reno who are an integral part of the Nevada response effort for supporting home-bound elders during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dr. Jennifer Carson and Dr. Peter Reed shared a wealth of information with us about how their programs are supporting our home-bound elders during this crisis.

As we learned, the Nevada CAN program is focused on maintaining the quality of life of over 450,000 homebound older adults in Nevada during the COVID19 pandemic. The goal is to help coordinate aging network partners to ensure Nevadans have access to medical, social, and daily essential items at home.  More information available at:

Our key takeaway from our time with Dr Carson and Dr Reed was that if someone is in need of help during the crisis, for themselves or someone they know, there should be no hesitation in reaching out to the CAN Rapid Response team by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the web site at  More information and resources are below along with a recording of the webinar.

Expert Panelists:

  • Dr. Jennifer Carson, Dementia Engagement, Education and Research (DEER) Program, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dr. Peter Reed, Sanford Center for Aging, School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno