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Our Story

Why We’re Here

We all know and care about someone that is aging. We are here to be a resource and encouragement as you navigate the world with your aging loved one. These times can often feel overwhelming- we've been there! We will tell the stories, ask the questions, share the information and encourage those listening along the way. In every episode, our goal is to lead with empathy and end in hope. Our hope is to create a sense of community, inspiring a vision of life-long learning and engagement.

The Foundation

 

Nicole Will is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our aging community by equipping older adults, their family members, and eldercare professionals with valuable information and resources. Nicole is the creator, host, and producer of the willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One. Born into a family of storytellers Nicole felt called to ask the questions and tell the stories. At her core, she is a collaborator and cheerleader for others by sharing the good work that they are doing in the world, and all for her favorite group of people- our elders.

Nicole has over 20 years of experience in the field of aging and eldercare services. Growing up, Nicole's grandma came to live with her family and became one of her closest friends. Inspired by this special relationship and passion, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services: Social Gerontology and is actively certified through NCCAP. She spent many years working as a Director at a well-respected and large senior living community overseeing the Therapeutic Recreation, Volunteer, and Spiritual Care departments- leading her sizeable team to a successful tenure and improved resident engagement success. She served on the MAPA board and as an adjuvant faculty member at the University of St. Catherine. She continues her hands-on approach with a deep understanding of family caregiver needs.

Our mission

willGather is committed to donating a portion of our proceeds to organizations that enhance the lives of older adults, families, and our eldercare community. Join us in our willGather Wishes program by spreading the word about our podcast. TOGETHER- we can make a difference in the lives of others.