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Aging Empowered

Welcome to AgingEmpowered! Thank you for sharing the dream and vision that aging is a new and exciting chapter of life! AgingEmpowered is possible thanks to a fierce passion to disrupt the current systems that support older adults, informed by scholarly research, and inspired by clients--including the care navigator’s famous 86-year-old father! The founder, Colleen Hollestelle, 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 consultation for families and organizations worldwide. AgingEmpowered also provides quality content to inform and inspire those exploring topics on aging.

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Aging Well For Caregivers For Families

Exercise and Aging: It’s Never Too Late to Start

Considering how to make 2020 your best year yet? It is never too late to start a new activity! That is more than true for Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins who at the age of 100 years young took up running after retiring her love for cycling. At 101 “Hurricane” set a world record for her 100 meter […]

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For Caregivers For Families

AgingEmpowered Welcomes Intern Liz Dreifuss to the Team!

AgingEmpowered is excited to welcome gerontological researcher, educator, and practitioner,  Liz Dreifuss to the team! Liz is the Care Navigation and Consulting intern for the Spring 2020 semester, at the end of which she will earn her Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Missouri.  Liz joins AgingEmpowered with a […]

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