Dr. Antonia Novello is the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. In a thought-provoking conversation with Growing Bolder, she reveals how she felt the weight and pride of 59 million minorities on her shoulders after her appointment. Plus, she looks ahead to the coming age wave and explains the important steps our leaders and society must take to prepare for it.
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona’s road to success was anything but easy. He was born to a poor immigrant family in New York City, where he experienced homelessness, hunger and health issues, only to rise to unimaginable heights of success. Today, he’s an in-demand thought leader who speaks passionately about the changes this nation needs to make in order to better care for our seniors.
She was one of the controversial Surgeon Generals in U.S. history and at 86 years old, former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is still speaking her mind. She weighs in on how we, as a nation, take care of our seniors and reveals what she wishes all young people knew about aging.
Tony de Leede is one of the world’s most successful wellness entrepreneurs. In the latest episode of GB One-on-One, he describes how his fitness goals have evolved as he’s aged and how he’s sharing that knowledge with others.
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.
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.
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!