Over the past two years, 91-year-old Ann Kahl has racked up $0 in health care costs and currently takes no regular prescription medications. She attributes daily activity for bringing her health, happiness and strength. Growing Bolder talks to Ann about being subjected 24/7 to messages that tell us what aging is supposed to be like and how she overcomes it.
Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer talk to musician and activist, Sheila E., about how to overcome your fears to succeed. She introduces her new album “Iconic: Message 4 America” and explains why she’s not slowing down at all.
In 2015, John Leland followed six people age 85 for one year. It was a project that transformed his understanding of old age and inspired him to write another New York Times Best Seller. “Happiness. is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old.” John shares some of his lessons with Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer.
Abstract expressionist painter Martha Jo Mahoney doesn’t feel 73. “Age is just a number to me. I know people in their 80s and 90s that are just incredible people, gettin’ out and doing things. That’s how I want to be.” Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton talks to Martha Jo about how she gets inspired, why abstract is her preferred style and the ways she continues to take risks in her art.
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Influential Fashion blogger, photographer, author and filmmaker, Ari Seth Cohen’s eye for fashion and love drew him to discover how stylish and inspiring people can be at what he calls an Advanced Age. His books, Advanced Style and Advanced Love, are advancing an appreciation for an age group that’s usually ignored.
We are a nation of sports nuts. It’s why professional athletes get paid so well. We admire their skill, their conditioning and their leadership. Growing Bolder’s Bill Shafer shares how we can take a page from their book when it comes to our health. Click here to register for the Medicare 101 Online Summit […]
British yachtswoman Jeanne Socrates is the oldest person ever to sail around the world unassisted. Hers is a story of persistence, tenacity and determination. Fresh off her world-record trip around the world, she talks to Growing Bolder about her incredible journey.
Teepa Snow knows how tough caregiving can be. She is one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and the care that’s needed to cope with it. She offers her tips for caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s and reveals how to recognize when a caregiver needs a caregiver.
Over the past 40+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, economic and workforce implications of boomers and older adults. Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 17 books on aging-related issues, including his newest What Retirees Want: A Holistic […]