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.
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A college professor in her 50s started recording her 99-year-old grandmother’s daily workouts. It sparked an idea and a new career. In “Lives Well Lived,” Sky Bergman shines a spotlight on 40 people, between the ages of 75 and 100, who are redefining what it means to “grow old.” Find out why this first-time filmmaker felt so passionate about sharing these stories and how she hopes it changes lives.
We love comeback stories. We love stories in which ordinary people are able to live extraordinary lives because they are curious, fearless and determined. At 99 and 101 years old respectively, Orville Rogers and Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins will not only inspire you, they just may change your life.