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Just Keep Swimming | Growing Bolder Season 7, Episode 6

On this episode of Growing Bolder, we hit the pool with an active centenarian who is proving when it comes to aging, sometimes life's greatest joys are found in the smallest things. Plus, moving forward after the death of a loved one can be one of our greatest challenges. Get inspiration from some who are learning to find light and love again.

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A Masterclass in Active Longevity | Four Swimmers with Combined Age Over 360 Smash Expectations

In a pool filled with former high school, college and even Olympic athletes, an unlikely relay team stood out at the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic. With a combined age of more than 360, John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell had the chance to smash two things: a world record and expectations for what 80 and 90-year-olds can do. And with every stroke, this relay team inspired people a quarter of their age and younger to start Growing Bolder.

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When he was just 10 years old, Jerry Cahill was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. His doctors told Jerry’s parents he’d be lucky to make it to 18. Today he is 66, a three-time organ donor recipient, an author, a pole-vaulting coach and has raised millions for the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Former NBC correspondent Mike Leonard is back sharing stories that celebrate our common humanity. He wants us to know we are all more alike than we realize.

95-year-old Jack Eckenrode loves to cycle, to run and to compete in the National Senior Games. He earned five gold medals at the 2022 NSG and when the Games returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh in 2023, he set an NSG record in front of many of his 12 children, 41 grandchildren and 61 great grandkids cheering him on.

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

As a medical doctor, photographer, mother, world traveler and FAA Certified Drone Pilot, Claire Johnson has many impressive attributes. Intelligence. Persistence. Determination. But her greatest characteristic might be this: staying open to the possibilities.

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It’s Never Too Late to Live With Passion and Purpose in Your Profession | Active Aging Week

One of the most important decisions we make for our wellness is how we spend our days. Whether it involves paid work, volunteering, caregiving, or creative expression, our choices and activities that comprise how we spend our days become how we spend our lives. While one chapter of our professional activities may be complete, it’s never too late to begin something new, even in our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. And the good news is today there are more choices and opportunities than ever before.

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Dottie Gray

The Indomitable Dottie Gray

If you think someone 90 or older can’t bounce back from a broken hip, prepare to have your mind changed. Meet Dottie Gray, the 94-year-old who had her hip replaced less than a year ago and still showed up to compete at the National Senior Games.

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