Members Only

5 Questions With Silicon Valley’s Oldest Employee

Barbara Beskind smashes stereotypes every time she goes to work. At 94, she is by far the oldest member of the world-famous, human-centered design team IDEO in Silicon Valley. Some of IDEO’s designs include Apple’s first mouse and the Pilates machine. Many of Beskind’s co-workers are 60 or even 70 years younger, but they’re soaking up her life experiences.

Read Full Story

Members Only

George Etzweiler

Each year for the past 13 years, George Etzweiler has taken on the challenging 7-mile Mount Washington Road Race, which takes runners to a height of 4,700 feet. And each year he sets another record. We get this amazing 98-year-old to slow down long enough to share his secrets of active longevity.

Read Full Story

Members Only

98-Year-Old’s Tips for Loving Life

If you ever seek wisdom, make sure the person you turn to has it to give, like Annie Peters. Annie never had much money, but her life was full of adventures. She passed away last week, but not before sitting down with Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer to talk about her life’s lessons, and the keys to living it to the fullest.

Read Full Story

Members Only

Suzelle Poole

Meet the 77-year-old ballerina who still teaches classes and dances up to two hours herself every day. Madame Suzelle Poole reveals what she’s learned about staying active as you age and shares her tips for staying active and engaged for your lifetime.

Read Full Story

Members Only

Julia Hawkins

Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins didn’t start running until she was 100 years old, only to become the fastest female centenarian of all time. We get her to slow down long enough to discuss her newfound fame and learn what she wants other seniors to know about staying fit.

Read Full Story

Members Only

Orville and the Hurricane

We love comeback stories. We love stories in which ordinary people are able to live extraordinary lives because they are curious, fearless and determined. At 99 and 101 years old respectively, Orville Rogers and Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins will not only inspire you, they just may change your life.

Read Full Story

Members Only

The Old Fossil

While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.

Read Full Story

Members Only

The Art of Rebellion

Now in his mid-90s, world-renowned artist Harold Garde not only still paints daily in his home studio, he sees his work as the ultimate act of artistic rebellion. He explains to Growing Bolder why he refuses to paint for the galleries, collectors, shows or museums, but is instead focused on pleasing one person: himself. Listen to him speak passionately on the art of aging, society’s focus on legacies and the privilege he thinks every aging person deserves.

Read Full Story

Members Only

Gloria Struck

Gloria Struck is a 90-year-old motorcycle matriarch. She still rides her Harley to motorcycle rallies across the country and she has big plans for her 100th — riding her bike across the country!

Read Full Story

Members Only

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster is a 96-year-old superman who is the greatest athlete in the world over the age of 90. He says you can discover your own Fountain of Youth at any age. He didn’t find his until his mid-60s!

Read Full Story