Caregiving Plan B: COVID-19 Edition

One of my favorite jams from the 90s is “Don’t Stay Home” by 311. If this is piquing your curiosity or causing you to wax nostalgic, you can check it out here: watch.  While the message fits many phases of life, suffice it to say Anthony S. Fauci, MD, is not endorsing it as the […]


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 […]


AgingEmpowered Welcomes Intern Liz Dreifuss to the Team!

Liz visiting one of her favorite places, Edinburgh, Scotland!

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 […]


The Road to Care Navigation

At 4 ¾ years old, I was salty about my elementary school not admitting me to kindergarten at the beginning of the new school year.  I declared if I couldn’t begin school, I’d show them. I started my own school. I “developed my curriculum” and “set up my classroom.” The classroom was a wooden table […]


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 […]


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 […]