Jessica Fernandez sometimes looks through a microscope — and sometimes feels as if she’s under one. At just 4 feet 2 inches tall, this doctor-in-training knows that she doesn’t look like her fellow medical school students. And that’s OK with her!
“The Jersey Boys,” as they call themselves, say they’re powered by passion — and a love of walking on water. This group of barefoot water skiiers includes a retired medical oncologist, family physician, railroad worker and master plumber, ranging in age from mid-50s to late-70s. Their backgrounds are varied but their goal is the same: to keep Growing Bolder.
Jonathan Cain, the songwriting force from the band Journey, has seen more of life’s highs and lows than most could ever imagine, and he’s learned a lot along the way. Now, he’s sharing his takeaways with Growing Bolder.
Happiness doesn’t come from somewhere else, it comes from inside of you. We all can use more happiness in our lives, so how do we dial it up? Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer offers up three ways to get happy.
As the voice of the rock group Yes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is the face of progressive rock. His creativity, his passion and his voice have not diminished over the years. At the age of 73, Jon is as energetic, driven and prolific as ever.
Of all the rock stars of the ‘70s, few are as recognizable as Ian Anderson. With his wild hair and compelling stage presence, he is the face of the band Jethro Tull. Anderson has always been known for his wit and intelligence. An extended conversation with him is rare, yet always memorable, especially when he takes on the Growing Bolder topic of age, something he says he’s been exploring since Jethro Tull’s very beginning.
Songs like Easy, Brickhouse, and Three Times a Lady took The Commodores straight to the top. This story is about Thomas McClary, the man who created The Commodores, defined their sound, discovered Lionel Richie, and has never given up on his quest to get the band back together.
Of all the most popular bands of the classic rock era, one of the most distinctive sounds belongs to the band Kansas. One of the reasons is Robby Steinhardt, the classically trained violinist who chose rock over Rachmaninoff. His unmistakable sound and distinctive singing voice has earned him a place in rock history. But a recent health scare nearly made history of him.
There is no denying that something magical happens when older people get together with children. Watch what happens when William Jones, recently retired, makes his way to the Joe R. Lee Eatonville Boys & Girls Club to volunteer his time mentoring the children, and see why William tells us that every time he gives back to the community he is inspired, fulfilled and always a little surprised!
Charmaine Gilbreath had a dream. And nothing, not even age, was going to stop her. She retired at 63 and enrolled at The DAVE School to study digital animation and special effects with some of America’s top teachers and experts. From there, she found herself overcoming obstacles inside the classroom and out, but she never gave up on her goals.