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lyuba zuyevaStephanie Stewart

Aging Program Specialist
Area Agency on Aging



B.S. in Health and Wellness Promotion, UNC at Asheville
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Appalachian State University

Professional Experience

  • Aging Program Specialist with the Area Agency on Aging at Land of Sky Regional Council- Health Promotion & Disease Prevention/ Senior Centers
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
  • Certified, , and
  • Former Mental Health Professional with Thrive of Hendersonville’s Assertive Community Treatment Team


  • A Matter of Balance Master Trainer
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Master Trainer
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Master Trainer
  • Diabetes Self-Management Master Trainer
  • Laughter Yoga Leader

Professional Affiliations

  • LGBT Elder Advocates of WNC, Chair
  • NC Community Health Worker Initiative, committee co-chair
  • WNC Fall Prevention Coalition, committee member


  • Facilitate evidence-based program expansion in rural and underserved areas
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders, committees and coalitions to advance health promotion opportunities for older adults in our region
  • Provide technical assistance to local senior centers