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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.

Action Project No. 1

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

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Action Project No. 2

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

in place.”

Action Project No. 3

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

  1. Developed a systemic plan to promote awareness of health resource clearinghouses serving older adults  

  2. Community organizations will promote and expand exercise programs and health-promotion programs as deemed appropriate and desirable for their residents. 

  3. Public service employees will be trained in age-friendly practices to support older adult residents and their families. 

  1. Educate primary care providers (PCPs) on the risk of prescribing opioid medication for pain and value of alternative pain management strategies. 

  2. Educate patients/ residents on the risk of taking opioid medication for pain and value of alternative pain management strategies. 

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  1. Explore methods to collaborate with AARP’s Prepare to Care Program to expand its reach and to include volunteer health advocates in their programming. 


Meet Our Facilitators

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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.



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. 


Kelly Nason

Kelly Nason was formerly our very first Americorps VISTA, Leadership Coordinator. She is currently enrolled as an MSSW student specializing in Gerontology at UofL and is a Flourish Care Navigator at the UofL Trager Institute. Kelly has always had a passion for working with older adults and has fulfilled that passion for going on 12 years. Kelly continues to enjoy serving her community and has done so in being an active volunteer in several non-profit organizations. Kelly hopes to continue to serve AFL & the community well as a CS&HS Facilitator. 

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