Surviving & Thriving shines a spotlight on those who’ve overcome the kinds of challenges we all face in life and come out on the other side — stronger than ever. It tells the stories of those who’ve survived these obstacles and want to help you keep moving forward on your journey, too.
Margaret Kohn plans to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, despite her diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
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.
With her rainbow swim cap and megawatt smile, swimmer Charlotte Sanddal is hard to miss in the pool. Then when you discover she’s not only a national champion, she’s also 94 years old, you realize you’re never going to forget her.
Toto was one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and the voice of Bobby Kimball was one of the reasons why. Now 69, he explains how his passion for performing keeps him on the road more than 250 days a year and makes him feel better than he’s ever felt in his life.
John Seevers was born with birth defects in both legs. A series of surgeries led doctors to perform a double rotation — turning his forward-facing feet backwards. He doesn’t want you to feel sorry for him or to tell him to “hang in there.” He wants you to watch him racing hard against able-bodied swimmers, setting records in the process, and realize that we’re all capable of standing tall.
There is a growing epidemic of elder poverty. Almost all of us are vulnerable. Financial planner and Woman’s Worth® president Jeannette Bajalia reveals the deeply personal reason she has made it her life’s mission to help women secure their future.
Amy O’Rourke is one of America’s top advocates for caregivers and families, and in this The Art of Caregiving Minute, she offers advice for adult children who try to make everything perfect for their aging parents. Here’s a secret: it’s going to be messy and that’s OK!
Is your house holding you back from what you really want to be doing? Paul Henderson, a real estate agent who specializes in the needs of seniors, offers advice for living a life of freedom, not one tied to endless chores and repairs.
Step inside one of the most unique clubs in the world. All of its members are experiencing some form of early memory impairment and they’re doing something about it. See how they’re learning to celebrate capabilities and learning that even though life may be different, it can still be a wonderful life.