In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, meet a renowned artist in his mid-90s who still paints every day. Find out why he has no plans of living his final years quietly. Plus, a former soldier explains how his wartime experiences in Iraq inspired him to enroll in med school — in his 40s!
What happens when an athlete who is mostly non-verbal or very shy comes alive in front of the camera? Magic. Step inside the studio for a day of media training with Special Olympians, and find out how you can help their dreams come true.
Find out how one man has evolved from a college dropout to enlisting in the Army and becoming an Army chaplain’s assistant on the frontlines of the war in Iraq to his current life: a husband, father of two and first-year med student — at the age of 40.
NFL great Reggie Williams built a career on overcoming long odds and his retirement from football has been one major health challenge after another. But he’s still here, still fighting and gathering the strength for what may be his biggest challenge yet.
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.
Bethanne Weiss never planned on being a caregiver. Like more than 44 million others in this country, she had no idea what she was in for when she placed her parents into nursing homes. She shares her inspiring story of struggling to make her own health a priority, while, at the same time, she is caring for her aging parents.
He’s one of the best barefoot water skiers in history, but Zenon Bilas wasn’t sure whether he could make a comeback after more than a dozen years off the water. Come along as Growing Bolder puts the 50-year-old to the test.