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Aging Empowered

Welcome to AgingEmpowered! Thank you for sharing our dream and vision that older adults will age well. AgingEmpowered is made possible due to a fierce passion to disrupt the current systems that support older adults, informed by scholarly research, and inspired by clients--including the founder’s famous 86-year-old father! The founder, Colleen Hollestelle, has crafted her practice in response to years of care coordination and leadership in assisted living, nursing homes, home health, and aging research. AgingEmpowered offers Care Navigation (aka Geriatric Care Management) to Columbia, Missouri, and beyond, as well as consulting services for families and organizations worldwide. AgingEmpowered also provides quality content to inform and inspire those exploring topics on aging.

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Senior care consulting

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Our Blog

For Caregivers

10 Minutes a Day: The Superhero’s Request

A seventy-three-year-old superhero solemnly pokes at his hamburger in a suburban sports bar. He shakes his glass of ice, dips his chin, and squints his eyes to emphasis his points. He describes the exhaustion, frustration, failures, mishaps, and successes of caring for the love of his life, who can be overtaken by his archnemesis, Alzheimer’s […]

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For Families

Find your Navigator for When the Sea is Rough

This is your Best. Day. Ever. After receiving accolades for a stellar job on a professional project, you spend your evening relishing companionship and delicious food with those who mean the most to you.  You head to bed for a restorative night’s sleep thinking, “Life. Is. Good.”  However, your restful night of sleep is interrupted […]

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