Natalie Mazzullo named to Nevada Commission on Aging

‘We're looking to change the overall landscape of what healthy aging looks like.’

Natalie Mazzullo of the Sanford Center for Aging has been named to the Nevada Commission on Aging.

Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed Mazzullo to the commission in October.

"At the Sanford Center, we're looking to change the overall landscape of what healthy aging looks like, and how we can better assist all older adults in Nevada to strive for healthy aging," Mazzullo said.

That fits perfectly with the mission of the Commission on Aging, she said, which is to facilitate and enhance the quality of life and services for Nevada elders.

Mazzullo is assistant director of the Nevada Geriatric Education Center, part of the Sanford Center.

She is responsible for the NGEC's Geriatric Lecture Series, including the next presentation, "Diabetes and Substance Abuse Management Post-Prison Release of Older Adults,” coming up in December.

She also is organizing the 2020 Caregiver Conference with the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division. The conference, "Approaches to Meet Residents' Individual Needs," will be held in both Reno and Las Vegas in February.

Mazzullo is based in Las Vegas, at the University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension office where she is also putting together a stakeholder group to address physical activity and nutrition education for older adults statewide.

She grew up in Nevada and is starting to work toward a PhD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on older adult learners.

The Nevada Commission on Aging is part of the state Aging and Disability Services Division

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