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Hello Friends,

I hope you all are off to another great month. At Empowered Aging, there has been a lot of moving and grooving. We just welcomed Paul Greenwood for a fourth time to our Elder Justice Lunch & Learn series. He gave us incredible insights into the shifting perspective of elder abuse over the many years he’s served the industry as an investigation and prosecution expert. If you haven’t joined us for a monthly session or want to catch up on one of our previous presentations, you can find them on our website. We also welcomed our new Interim Director of Programs, Susannah Meyer. I am beyond thrilled to have her expertise on our team and am excited to see the growth of our programming with her at the helm.

In this newsletter, we will be sharing more about our partnership with the Lesher Speaker Series this spring, give a special shout out to two of our social workers on staff in honor of Social Work Month, give a sneak peek into our April Lunch & Learn session, and more.

At Empowered Aging, we are always looking for other organizations like Kaiser and John Muir Health that are interested in supporting our seniors. If you or someone you know is interested, please email

Thank you so much to all of you for your hard work throughout our communities. If you or someone you know needs help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team by calling 925-685-2070. And if you know someone who should be receiving our content, please feel free to forward this email to them.

Best wishes,

Nicole Howell
Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce that Empowered Aging has teamed up with the Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series for their 2022 annual event. Each year, the Lesher Foundation produces this program with the support of the Diablo Regional Arts Association, KTVU Fox 2, Diablo Magazine, and several selected non-profit partners who sponsor each session. Empowered Aging will be sponsoring the April 4th presentation featuring Dr. Leana Wen. Not only is Dr. Wen a Public Health Professor at George Washington University, but she is also “an emergency physician, CNN medical analyst, and contributing columnist for The Washington Post.” Previously, she served as Baltimore’s Health Commissioner and is the author of the new book, Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health.” We are honored for the opportunity to be highlighted as a non-profit partner and look forward to sharing Dr. Wen’s expertise. For more information about Newsmakers, Dr. Wen’s session, or purchasing tickets, please visit

A Thank You to Our Social Workers

Did you know that March is Social Work Month? Now more than ever, social workers are needed as they are a vital part of confronting issues that challenge civil and human rights. Issues that our elders fight every day in the forms of ageism, elder abuse, and more. We want to thank all social workers who strive every day to advocate and protect the seniors in our communities. We also want to give a special shout-out to our Ombudsman Program Manager in Alameda, Charmaine Brent, MSW, our Internship Program Coordinator, Diane Healy, MSW, and all of our MSW interns. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

If you or someone you know is interested in our MSW Internship Program, please call us at 925-658-2070 or send an email to We can’t wait to talk with you!