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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Finding your tribe is and meeting new people is difficult but chances are, it will be worth your efforts. Suzanne Huttenstine of The Villages, Florida, found her tribe in a group of women called The Twisted Sisters.
One of the best ways to connect with life is Finding Your Tribe. Some people find that through hobbies, clubs, groups or athletics and others find it through making a difference in the lives of others. Just ask John Komoroske.
An estimated 258 million women worldwide are widows. And many of them are younger women, suddenly left alone to raise families and keep their families afloat. Women like Carolyn Moor. When her husband died in a car accident, she floundered but then found her voice in helping other widows like her.
Isn’t it great when we do the things we really want to do? It’s even better when the things we love to do also make a difference in the lives of others. Rose and Bob Jordan took their love of bicycling and turned it into a project to help others learn how to cycle safely.
Have you turned to the arts during this global pandemic? Whether it’s painting, crafting, reading or watching films and TV, the arts have had a crucial role in making many of us feel better. Have you thought about creating art yourself? It’s easier than you think! Joshua Vickery of CFC Arts offers encouragement for tapping into your creative side.
The world is of course in the midst of surviving a global COVID-19 pandemic, but did you know we’re also in the midst of a pandemic due to physical inactivity? Liz Grantham explains the health issues she was enduring that led to her launching a new app designed to help people, particularly those 50 and older, get moving. She shares her simple tips for transforming your overall health and wellbeing.
An estimated 44 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. provide more than $490 billion in unpaid labor each year. Yet, so many caregivers go unnoticed, unappreciated and unsupported. Alexandra Drane is working to change that.
Even while self-quarantining, do your brain a favor and leverage the power of creative engagement. It’s a proven way to help keep your brain active and healthy. Get inspired by these examples of creativity in action.
When times are tough, some look to the past for inspiration. There’s still a lot to learn from people like Thomas Edison. Not just from his inventions, but lessons drawn from his philosophy and perspective, too. Frank Attwood is an educator who portrays Edison. He believes the great inventor would have an important message for us today and it’s all about attitude.
Have you ever appeared fine on the outside while suffering on the inside? Sometimes, the last person you want to be alone with is yourself. What do you do when depression, panic and anxiety take hold? Former pro wrestling champion Marc Mero says it’s the toughest foe he’s faced. He offers some advice and insight, particularly suitable for these unsettling times.
We all feel a little helpless at times. We want to make a difference but don’t always know what to do or how to help. Here are a couple ideas to get started.