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Washoe County Senior Services
Master Plan Development Office
1155 E. Ninth Street
Reno NV 89512
775-328-2608

The National Association of Counties (NACo) 2014 Achievement Award in Planning



Current Status of Washoe County Master Plan


 ** Brief Overview of Master Plan ** - Click for a summary of what the Master Plan is about.


Goal: 

  • Enrich and expand the array of community services available to older persons and to support an individual’s ability to age in place.

Outcomes:

  • A community prepared for an aging society; a “best practice” model
  • Create a Master Plan for Washoe County Senior Services
    • Establish goals and priorities to serve the most vulnerable.
    • Create a Resource for Planning:
      • Broad based data resource for agencies, hospitals and government
      • Create a resource for the State Legislature and State policy makers.

Process:

  •  Master Plan development
    • Engage community leaders in design and development
    • Engage and motivate stakeholders, providers and planners
    • Evaluate 2006 Plan
    • Conduct Random Survey
    • Data analysis; focus groups of higher risk groups (minorities, 85+, 185% of poverty, rural, frail)
    • Analysis of community resources
    • Publish report

Issue Briefs -- Click for more Details

The Master Plan will focus on six areas that support seniors to help them “age in place:”

  • Health and caregiving and safety
  • Home & community–based services/ long-term care
  • Civic engagement
  • Active living
  • Labor force participation, Economic security
  • Basic needs include housing, food, and transportation

Calendar

Ongoing / Present 
  • June 2014

    ☐Meet with Leadership Forum to discuss ongoing future role of the group
    ☐ Name sponsors for each objectives/strategy
    ☐ Begin implementation of metrics to track the progress and success of each strategy/objective

Future 
  • July 2014

    ☐ Staggered implementation of priority objectives/strategies
    ☐ Make presentation to the Commissioners on top priorities, proposed implementation schedule, and estimated costs for implementation
    ☐ Integrate comments and suggestions of the Commissioners into strategy document
    ☐ Present results to Washoe County Board of Commissioners

Past 
  • July 2013

    ☒ Training and orientation of VISTA Volunteers
    ☒ Leadership Forum recruitment
    ☒ Develop questionnaire for survey

  • August 2013

    ☒ Briefing for Washoe County Board of Commissioners
    ☒ Conduct survey
    ☒ Stakeholder recruitment
    ☒ Recruit volunteers to conduct interviews

  • September 2013

    ☒ Leadership Forum Orientation 
    ☒ Completion of Survey 
    ☒ Survey data analysis 
    ☒ Plan focus groups and interviews 
    ☒ Enumerations of community services 
    ☒ Host Stakeholder Groups Orientation 
    ☒ Create stakeholder subgroups 
    ☒ Stakeholder sub-groups meet 
    ☒ Train volunteers to conduct interviews

  • October 2013

    ☒ Begin policy analysis
    ☒ Complete survey data analysis and write report
    ☒ Conduct listen session with public 
    ☒ Analyze 2006 Strategic Plan results 
    ☒ Ongoing - Conduct Focus groups with consumers 
    ☒ Ongoing - Conduct Focus groups with providers 
    ☒ Ongoing - Stakeholder sub-groups meet
    ☒ Ongoing - Conduct individual interviews with select service providers

  • November 2013

    ☒ Start individual interviews with select service providers
    ☒ Vet survey findings with Leadership Forum and Stakeholder Groups
    ☒ Continue policy analysis

  • December 2013

    ☒ Conduct individual interviews with select service providers
    ☒ Conduct analysis of focus groups and individual interviews
    ☒ Consolidate recommendations from stakeholder group 
    ☒ Conduct 2nd public listening session to review the findings from research initiatives and top 10 priorities for action
    ☒ Work with Leadership Forum and Stakeholder Groups to identify the top 10 priorities for action

  • January 2014

    ☒ Prepare report draft on research and policy analysis 
    ☒ Begin development of the metrics for tracking success of priorities

  • February 2014

    ☒ Create steering commitee for transportation
    ☒Review and revise Master Plan

  • March 2014

    ☒ Meet with both Leadership Forum and Stakeholder Group to obtain guidance on the implementation of each priority objective/strategy
    ☒ Meet with Senior Advisory Board inform them of the progress of Master Plan
    ☒ Implement suggestions of the Senior Advisory Board

  • April 2014

    ☒ On-going consultation with Leadership Forum and Stakeholder Groups to gain insight into on-going implementation activities
    ☒ Create a final draft of the Master Plan and present it to both the Leadership Forum and Senior Advisory Board members