The Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael has a wide range of historic artifacts
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Reno NV 89512
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Research Material


Understanding the Needs of Seniors in Washoe County, Nevada: A Random Survey of 600 Seniors Age 60+

This survey was conducted by InfoSearch in August 2013.  It was a random survey of 600 seniors living in Washoe County who are age 60+.  This report will help the Master Plan Development Team understand the current and future needs of seniors living in Washoe County.

Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of the above survey.

Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency - 2013 Senior Survey - Compilation and Mapping by Zip Code (14 mb PDF)

This document is based on the above survey conducted in August 2013 in mapping the given responses.  The series of maps produced are by zip code and display a wide range of variables such as the number of respondents, averages of calculated indices (e.g. frailty) and answers to each survey question.


Ambulatory Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs.


Cognitive Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who have serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions.


Hearing Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who are deaf or have serious difficulty hearing.


Independent Living Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who have difficulty doing errands alone such as visiting a doctor's office or shopping.


Self-Care Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who have difficulty dressing or bathing.


Vision Difficulty Map

The above map, centered around Reno and Sparks, shows the percentage of seniors by census tract who are blind or have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses.