We see the stories all the time about youth sports coaches who lose control or erupt in profanity-laced tirades. Fortunately, most are dedicated volunteers who just want to give back. The best ones make a difference not just in a game but in a life.
How far would you go to make a difference? Would you ride a bike 100,000 miles over 10 years? That’s what Glenn Fenster has done to shine a light on a disease that affects his son and hundreds of thousands other Americans.
He was one of the leaders of the technology boom in the ’90s, but these days he’s making a living out of giving money away and he’s passionate about making a difference.
Staying active can keep you physically and socially engaged, adding quality to your life. But for more and more of us, that’s just not enough. Leaving a legacy and finding a way to give back are some of the most rewarding ways of Growing Bolder.
Author David Mills is issuing a call to arms to the Boomers: it’s time to rise up and make a difference in the world.
A distinguished sociologist and Harvard professor is combating our youth-obsessed culture’s negative portrayal of older adults. She says people over 50 are reinventing themselves and changing the world.
A chance trip to one of the poorest countries in the world turned a grieving widow into someone who is making a difference in the lives of thousands.
It isn’t easy being a wild animal these days! Vets can’t help, so who can? Mary Jane Isner rehabs squirrels, raccoons, opossums and other creatures day and night, in her home. See what makes what she does such a gift to the community!
Peggy Smith is strong, sensitive and a survivor. You’d have to be all three, when you are on the job 24 hours a day and when the job is also home.
A retired businessman has discovered that the joy of volunteering combined with the joy of gardening equals the fountain of youth.