While it’s not uncommon for 80-year-olds to celebrate a milestone birthday with a tandem skydive, there are very few active 80-year-olds who jump on their own and compete for records. Only Growing Bolder was there when the JOES –the Jumpers Over Eighty Society, got together to break a world free fall formation record.
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Madonna Hanna has achieved all her life, as an award-winning teacher, author, and fashion industry executive. In 2011 she added sprinter to her list when, at 57, her late husband began coaching her and she entered the Washington Senior Games. After his death, Madonna kept her promise to him to keep running. She found a new coach in nationally-ranked track athlete Marcus Chambers, and their work together helped Madonna achieve gold at the 2023 National Senior Games.
How much have the abilities of older adults increased? We compare the results of 1896 senior athletes with those of today.
Growing Bolder Day is designed to appeal to adults of all ages, to celebrate the value of intergenerational connection, and to change belief systems about how our later years can look.
At its core, the National Senior Games is a grassroots health and wellbeing movement and the woman charged with growing that movement and leading the NSG into the future is new president and chief executive officer, Sue Hlavacek.
We could fill several magazines full of the stories from the 2023 National Senior Games, but here are a few of our favorites.
When you pick a childhood hero from the ranks of celebrity or sports, you have no idea of who they really are. You only know they are great at what they do. Steve Rondinaro hit a grand slam when he picked Brooks Robinson, the amazing third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, who became the namesake for his son.
Growing Bolder Day is a free, intergenerational celebration of aging to promote the importance of an active, engaged lifestyle.
Larry DeLucas is the only man who can say he’s dunked a basketball in outer space. He was a NASA special astronaut who flew to outer space for scientific research in 1992, and now in his 70’s, competes in bowling and cornhole at the National Senior Games.
Growing Bolder, announces a free intergenerational walking event in partnership with Track Shack and AdventHealth Well 65+
What do you hope to be doing at 95 years old? How about being the oldest person ever to cycle a 20K race at the National Senior Games?
Why did Team GB show up to cover our third National Senior Games? It’s not for the stats or results. We do it to share the stories of Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives.
In our latest wrap up from the National Senior Games, Pittsburgh natives are showing us what it means to keep Growing Bolder.