If you think someone 90 or older can’t bounce back from a broken hip, prepare to have your mind changed. Meet Dottie Gray, the 94-year-old who had her hip replaced less than a year ago and still showed up to compete at the National Senior Games.
When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.
Paintings might not be precious, but the process of painting is. Decades ago, Martha Jo Mahoney was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, a disease of the heart valves that can lead to sudden death. She was in such bad shape that doctors performed open-heart surgery to transplant a life-saving bovine valve. The operation was a success, but recovery was difficult. It wasn’t until she had a brush in her hand that she found her way forward.
Growing Bolder Founder/CEO Marc Middleton weighs in on the situation in Minnesota and the events unfolding around our country. He challenges us all to take a stand and make a difference in our community and beyond.
Have you considered online classes? While we’re all stuck at home, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the endless opportunities for online learning. One of the keys to successful aging, even in the face of a global pandemic, is to never stop learning.
Even while self-quarantining, do your brain a favor and leverage the power of creative engagement. It’s a proven way to help keep your brain active and healthy. Get inspired by these examples of creativity in action.
We all feel a little helpless at times. We want to make a difference but don’t always know what to do or how to help. Here are a couple ideas to get started.
It’s important to remember during these days of self-quarantine that if want to keep moving, you have to keep moving. Granted, It’s a little bit tougher during the pandemic but the benefits are worth the effort. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.
It can be a challenge to stay active when our gyms, swimming pools, playgrounds, yoga and dance studios are all closed. Let these stories inspire you to keep moving because the benefits are nothing short of improving your overall quality of life.
COVID-19 does have most of us staying home these days, but it can’t stop us from protecting our brains. One way to do that is through novel, physical activity. Here’s how Stephen Jepson stays active and keeps his brain fit.