Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it. She offers her tips for caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s and reveals how to recognize when a caregiver needs a caregiver.
In Growing Bolder One-on-One with Active Aging Thought Leaders, our new series dedicated to the status of aging, GB sits down with some of the world’s top experts for in-depth conversations. In this episode, we talk with Colin Milner, the CEO of the International Council on Active Aging.
Elayne Boosler was an up-and-coming comedian alongside the likes of Leno, Kaufman and Williams. She’s since been named one of the 50 best standup comics of all time, and she says she learned a lot of life lessons as a woman trying to make her way in a male-dominated field. Find out how she’s inspired a generation of women to pursue lives in comedy.
At the age of 50, retired pilot Orville Rogers began running for the first time. In 2008, at age 90, he entered his first national championship and the rest is history. Literally. Once he started running, he quickly set nearly 20 world records and now holds nearly every American and world record in both the 90-94 and 95-99 year old age groups.
We’re celebrating the memory and legacy of our friend, colleague and inspiration Wendy Chioji. Watch the memorial video we produced for her Celebration of Life and learn details on a planned Orlando toast and tribute to Wendy.
Wendy Chioji, who beat the odds time and time again throughout her adventurous and passion-filled life, died on Oct. 7, 2019 following a tireless and fierce fight against metastatic thymic cancer. She was 57 years old. She penned this essay on fighting strength in defiance for the Fall 2019 issue of Growing Bolder Magazine. #defy
If there’s one key lesson on active aging we hope you remember, it’s this: if you want to keep moving, you have to keep moving. See how these people are pursuing their passions, socializing with others, giving back and tapping into creative engagement to get and stay active in all areas of their lives. Let their examples inspire you on your journey ahead.
Intergenerational connections are key to the overall health and wellbeing for all generations. Whether we play together, live together, work together, travel together or just spend quality time together, these cross-generational relationships are the ultimate win-win. Get inspired to strengthen the bonds across generations and see how quickly you’ll be on a path to active aging.
Each and every one of us will face challenges in our life. Sometimes, it will feel impossible to go on. But you can do it. And we’re here to inspire you to never give up hope. Find out how a positive attitude and the support of your friends and family are crucial in your active aging journey.
One of the keys to active aging is keeping your brain healthy. There are several, proven ways to boost your brain power, and one of the most fun ways to keep your mind sharp is novel physical activity. What’s that? Well, get ready to play your way to health!