Community Supports & Health Services Workgroup

We invite you to join us in our effort to make Louisville a place where people of all ages and abilities can lead lives that thrive from stroller to walker. Click on the below workgroups to learn about our projects and how you can get involved!

Vision: Residents of Louisville 1) will know how to access health resource clearinghouse networks, 2) will have access to health resources in their local community and 3) will be supported in their interest to “age in place” due the compassionate care of well-trained public service employees, caregivers, and family members.

Increase the capacity of Neighborhood Associations, Neighborhood Places, community ministries, and other community organizations to promote health resource information.

Residents of Age-Friendly Louisville will have access to training to feel prepared to support their family and neighbors to “age

in place.”

Healthcare providers and residents will have greater awareness of the risk  taking opioid medications for pain and the value of alternate pain management strategies.

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Meet Our Facilitators

Sarah Teeters

Sarah Teeters serves on the leadership team and as a facilitator for Age Friendly Louisville, Sarah also actively participates in community initiatives all over the city. Sarah began her career with the Office for Aging & Disabled Citizens for Louisville Metro Government in February 2016. In her role, Sarah focuses on providing leadership to and participating in community activities, advocating for rights, policies and funding that can enhance the lives and independence of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

 

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Dr. Pamela Yankeelov

Pamela A. Yankeelov, is the Director of Research at the University of Louisville Trager Institute, which is one of the four partners of Age Friendly Louisville. She serves on the Age-Friendly Louisville Leadership Committee and serves as one of the three facilitators of the Community Supports and Health Services Domain Workgroup. As a leader and facilitator, she has assisted in the recruitment of community members, establishing the agenda and rallying the community to design, embrace and

\implement the strategic plan. 

Coby Watier

Coby Watier is an Age Friendly Louisville Facilitator.  This has given her an opportunity to work collaboratively with many individuals for the good of our community. Coby's background is in healthcare, where she has spent the past 20 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, as a patient advocate, and currently as CEO at MyHeathE.net as a health literacy advocate. Her personal goal is to help increase a patient’s health literacy so that complex health decisions can be addressed. 

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