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!
There are many keys to active aging, proven pathways to a life of passion and purpose. If there is one thing that makes all of the keys more effective, it’s socialization. No matter what you’re doing, doing it with others is good for your health and wellbeing. Friends fuel the life force. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.
There is one sport that is a true equal playing field for competitors of all ages, genders, skill levels and fitness levels. It’s a sport that’s gaining in popularity with each year and offers players the chance to play well into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, without risking injury. What is this utopian sport? It’s underwater hockey. Yes, underwater hockey. Dive in and learn more.
“Launchpad to What’s Next” is a fast-paced, entertaining and inspirational pledge program that shares the secrets to healthy aging and active longevity. Featuring an all-star team of national experts, “Launchpad” offers clear, actionable takeaways to help viewers begin their personal journey to what’s next. Enjoy this exclusive first look at this one-of-a-kind program, coming to public broadcasting stations nationwide later this year.