A record 13,712 athletes from nearly every state in America traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana. Records were set. Inspiration was delivered. Friends were made. And Growing Bolder’s team of reporters, including Marc Middleton, Bill Shafer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, was there to capture all the moments that made this event so special.
Growing Bolder recently hosted our first ever Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE! event. The event was taped for an upcoming special that will air later this year on public television stations nationwide. We can’t show you any of the footage yet, but we can let you hear from some of the attendees to find out why this is something you’re going to want to tune in to when it premieres.
There’s no better way to enrich your life than by making a difference in someone else’s. Volunteering is a great way to do just that. No matter how old, or young you are, giving just a bit of yourself can be all it takes to break the ice, and give someone the push they need. A nationwide program called Gliding Stars encourages special needs kids to go skating. Paired with able-bodied volunteers, the ice offers exercise, independence and joy in a most unexpected way for both clients and volunteers.
For the last several years, Growing Bolder has given you in insider’s look at a revolutionary new building taking shape in Winter Park, Florida. In just days, the Center for Health & Wellbeing, which combines wholeness, fitness and medicine under one roof, will open its doors. Growing Bolder has been there every step of the way, documenting the journey from dream to reality. Watch this mini version of our upcoming documentary, “A Revolution in Wellbeing.”
As the number of World War II veterans continues to dwindle, learning what we can from them becomes more important. Especially those who fought not only our enemies overseas, but also prejudice at home. The African Americans who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be among the most inspiring. At 95, Richard Hall is among a small handful who remain. He shares his thoughts, his memories and wisdom about war and life.
If you’ve ever had a big thought, idea or dream, only to think of a million reasons why if you tried to make it a reality you would probably fail, you’ll be especially interested in this story. Jenn Ross’ dream was to open a restaurant, a vegan restaurant in an economically disadvantaged area. Everyone advised her against it. But she decided to give it a try.
Some people seem know exactly what they want to do in life from the moment that they are born. If you’re not one of them, you’re far from alone. Searching for something to be passionate about isn’t always easy. In fact, many have found something they love when they least expected it. Discovering a direction for your life can happen in the most unusual places and the most unexpected ways. But as the two people in this story learned, you have to take a chance before your dreams can take flight.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of people in this country do not engage in the total recommended amount of exercise needed to stay healthy. One of the most common reasons given is that many just do not want to go to a gym. But exercise does not have to be work. Here’s a lesson from a group of women between the ages of 75 and 96 who have found a way of disguising their exercise as fun.
He’s one of the greatest keyboard players in rock, yet few know his name. Patrick Moraz, who played for Yes and the Moody Blues, was never in it for fame. For him, success is measured in spontaneity, experimentation and improvisation. See why he believes the same three ingredients are key to living a full and adventurous life.
The oldest African-American incorporated town in America just achieved a brand-new designation. The town of Eatonville, Florida, was awarded the Culture of Health Prize by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health and wellness.