Joanie Schirm is a retired CEO who, in many ways, represents the new face of retirement. She's still learning, still growing, still active in her community and still working. Only these days, she's working on a passion project -- genealogy.
Boomers Hit Hard in the Wallet
These are tough times for many boomers. According to a new AARP study, one in 10 middle-aged and older Americans are borrowing money for everyday living expenses from family, friends or charities.
What Now---The Danger Zone For Men
It’s a known phenomenon, and a strange one, that there is a percentage of men who die within the first 18 months after retirement, and it doesn’t have to happen. Too many people are still unaware of it, as I was, at the time of my husband’s death. It’s been said many times, that what goes on in the mind will affect the body, but we don’t pay attention to it.
When a man...
At an age when many are content to sit back and reflect on a long life, Estelle Rees-Arroyo is studying the lives of others as she works toward a bachelor's degree.
Expand Your Living Space: Consider the Possibilities of Outdoors
While enjoying the outdoors is in no way new, it is becoming increasingly popular as an elaborate extension of a family’s living space. The outdoor "living area" has morphed from a simple patio furniture arrangement to expansive spaces that include electronics, high-end appliances and lush furnishings worthy of indoor relaxation and entertainment.
Homeowners have a wide range of options for...
Center for Productive Longevity Organizing Events to Stimulate Entrepreneurship Among Baby Boomers
The Center for Productive
Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and
opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is
organizing three more meetings this fall in the “Spotlight
on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” series. The
meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business
Reality Bytes: No More "Little Old Ladies"
GB's Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer share the Growing Bolder message of active living and pursuit of passions with the University Club of Winter Park. In the process, they discover in this day and age, there's no such thing as "little old ladies."
Musings-lite Collection No. 13
To steal a part of a favorite President Reagans joke: "… the optimist. Trying to dampen his outlook, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to...
Growing Bolder Receives 2008 Senior Vision Media Award
The Growing Bolder Media Group is the winner of the 2008 Senior Vision Media Award, presented by the Florida Council on Aging. President and CEO Marc Middleton accepted the award on behalf of the Growing Bolder team.
The mortgage meltdown has taken a toll on most but author Ciji Ware says there's a brighter side to it all.