Just before his death, GB talked to one of the greatest Olympic champions in history who found a second career as a successful abstract artist.
The Growing Bolder TV Show: The Villages
More than 70,000 people live in The Villages, Florida, and they sure do live life to its fullest. The community smashes every stereotype about aging and retirement.
Social Security According to Dad
You know, I keep saying I won't blog politics all the time, but some things are just so compelling...
Last night I was talking to my dad on the phone and the subject of Social Security came up. Dad and I have long been on the polar opposite side of...well...everything, so it was no surprise that we were bound to argue. But I was a little surprised to hear his actual understanding of the...
Joanie Schirm is a retired CEO who, in many ways, represents the new face of retirement. She's still learning, still growing, still active in her community and still working. Only these days, she's working on a passion project -- genealogy.
Boomers Hit Hard in the Wallet
These are tough times for many boomers. According to a new AARP study, one in 10 middle-aged and older Americans are borrowing money for everyday living expenses from family, friends or charities.
What Now---The Danger Zone For Men
It’s a known phenomenon, and a strange one, that there is a percentage of men who die within the first 18 months after retirement, and it doesn’t have to happen. Too many people are still unaware of it, as I was, at the time of my husband’s death. It’s been said many times, that what goes on in the mind will affect the body, but we don’t pay attention to it.
When a man...
At an age when many are content to sit back and reflect on a long life, Estelle Rees-Arroyo is studying the lives of others as she works toward a bachelor's degree.
Expand Your Living Space: Consider the Possibilities of Outdoors
While enjoying the outdoors is in no way new, it is becoming increasingly popular as an elaborate extension of a family’s living space. The outdoor "living area" has morphed from a simple patio furniture arrangement to expansive spaces that include electronics, high-end appliances and lush furnishings worthy of indoor relaxation and entertainment.
Homeowners have a wide range of options for...
Center for Productive Longevity Organizing Events to Stimulate Entrepreneurship Among Baby Boomers
The Center for Productive
Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and
opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is
organizing three more meetings this fall in the “Spotlight
on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” series. The
meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business
Reality Bytes: No More "Little Old Ladies"
GB's Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer share the Growing Bolder message of active living and pursuit of passions with the University Club of Winter Park. In the process, they discover in this day and age, there's no such thing as "little old ladies."