A college professor in her 50s started recording her 99-year-old grandmother’s daily workouts. It sparked an idea and a new career. In “Lives Well Lived,” Sky Bergman shines a spotlight on 40 people, between the ages of 75 and 100, who are redefining what it means to “grow old.” Find out why this first-time filmmaker felt so passionate about sharing these stories and how she hopes it changes lives.
Few things are more powerful in life than a positive example. Sometimes, the right role model can be all the inspiration you need to live better, stronger and healthier lives. Meet two women who are making a difference in their communities, and in the process, inspiring others to take charge of their health.
“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.
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.
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.