More than 20 years ago, Lynn Brooks walked away from a successful career because she had an idea about how she could help boost the image of her beloved New York City. Now, she and her volunteer organization are stronger than ever.
Forgive the baseball analogy in the title of this blog. I’m not a fan. It only seems apropos as I navigate through my “golden years." Some time ago I began to feel useless and forgotten after long years in showbiz, a career and marriage had ended. I was sort of “at loose ends” as we here in the hinterlands are fond of saying. Being rather “long in the tooth” (another...
93-year-old Marge Carter is still delivering meals to homebound seniors.
The Constant Gardener
A retired businessman has discovered that the joy of volunteering combined with the joy of gardening equals the fountain of youth.
One day, Kevin Salwen's 14-year-old daughter came to him with a crazy idea -- we should sell our big house and donate the money to charity. Know what's crazier? That's exactly what the Salwen family did.
Help for Orphaned Animals
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!
Life Lessons From Coach Bill
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.
The Real Mother Hubbard
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.
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.
Jeremy Bloom made his sports dreams come true -- he's a three-time World Champion skiier, two-time Olympian, college football All-American and retired NFL player. And now, he's making lifelong wishes come true for those 80 and older. Find out why.