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The Lessons of Active Aging Week

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.

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Embrace Intergen Connections: Active Aging Week

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.

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The Power of Positivity: Active Aging Week

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.

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Friends Fuel the Life Force: Active Aging Week

There are many keys to active aging, proven pathways to a life of passion and purpose. If there is one thing that makes all of the keys more effective, it’s socialization. No matter what you’re doing, doing it with others is good for your health and wellbeing. Friends fuel the life force. Just ask 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins.

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Can This Book Change Your Life?

Can a book change your life? Can a book build your business? Phil Madsen thinks so and says that book is “Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth Live with Passion and Purpose” by Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton.

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First Look: Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next

“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.

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Breaking the Ice

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.

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Staying in the Race at Any Age: Joan Benoit Samuelson’s Story

Joan Benoit Samuelson may be the most inspiring female distance runner ever. In 1984 she won gold in the first Women’s Marathon ever held at the Olympics. Just weeks ago at the age of 60, she completed the Boston Marathon within 30 minutes of her very first time, exactly forty years ago. Joan shares with Growing Bolder what she believes it takes to stay in the race at any age. 

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A Revolution in Wellbeing

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.”

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The Family Mystery That Turned Into a Global Quest

It’s not the “retirement” Joanie Schirm imagined. A family mystery turned into a global quest, a journey of discovery, and a personal transformation into an internationally respected scholar, teacher and author. Her new book is a great read and a powerful reminder of the dangers of human aggression and intolerance and the power of love and compassion.

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