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POETIC TWIST

The Alzheimer's tsunami is coming. The disease is already claiming our parents' lives and frightening Boomers more than cancer or heart disease. It's the only cause of death among the top 10 that can not be prevented, cured or slowed once it starts. After watching both of her parents suffer from the disease before their deaths, Molly Middleton Meyer has made it her mission to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. She's doing that by pioneering a new way to not only engage but to creatively stimulate this large and unfortunately growing group. Click here to find out how.
 
 
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THE 70-YEAR-OLD BODYBUILDER
GROWING BOLDER RADIO SHOW

Sam "Sonny" Bryant proves it's never too late to not only get in shape but to get into the best shape of your life. He never even set foot inside a gym until the age of 44 when he started lifting weights to relieve stress. Now, at 70, he's stronger, healthier and more confident than he's ever been. Get his philosophy for ignoring the mentality of "getting old."
 
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Got a minute? Certified financial planner practitioner Joe Bert says the most common mistake people make in retirement planning is taking Social Security too early. He busts myths and breaks down the costs of taking benefits early in this Growing Bolder Minute.
 
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GB IS ON THE AIR!

Did you know you can get your Growing Bolder fix seven days a week? Here are just a few of the places you can catch episodes of your favorite show!
  • Tune in to RLTV for new episodes of GB all week long. Click here to check the schedule and program us in your DVR!
  • If you live in Central Florida, start your Sundays with us on WKMG Local 6, starting at 5 a.m., for back-to-back episodes. 
  • Then, at 7 a.m. tune your radio to 90.7 WMFE-FM (or listen live online from anywhere) for all new episodes of the Growing Bolder Radio Show! This weekend, we welcome 90-year-old Barbara Beskind, the oldest and one of the most creative people working in Silicon Valley today! 

 
 
 
 
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO


Since 2007, we’ve put our hearts and souls into finding men and women who have an inspirational story to tell and then we tell it. We do this because most of the mainstream media is not interested is smashing the ageist and debilitating stereotypes that pervade our culture.

And we don’t just regurgitate what we read elsewhere. We produce original television shows and radio shows, films and magazines. It’s an expensive and difficult labor of love. We’ve produced over 2,500 video stories, 1,000 hours of original television and 3,000 radio interviews. We’ve published magazines, written books and shot documentaries.

We have never once in the thousands of stories we’ve produced given a hoot what someone looks like. We don’t believe in judging others because we’re all just trying to find our way forward. When it comes to aging, we all fight it, embrace it, celebrate it, disguise it, flaunt it or forget it in our own way.

We recently worked very hard to book an interview with Marlo Thomas to talk about her new book that profiles women who are reinventing themselves in middle age. Ordinary women that are trying to live extraordinary lives. Lives of purpose and passion. Lives dedicated to knowing themselves while helping others. Of course, we also talked about her tireless advocacy for children’s cancer and her amazing work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Marlo is a positive spirit with a deep sense of social responsibility and has something important to say. To link to our interview with Marlo, we used a publicity photo that was provided to us and, amazingly, that sparked an intense debate on our Facebook page about her looks and some anger towards us for somehow focusing on “ looks and operations.”

While we appreciate and encourage courteous and respectful discussion of any and all issues, it’s sad and disappointing that there are those who, without even listening to the interview, without even trying to grasp the obvious point, want to manufacture negativity and distract from a very positive and life-affirming message. To suggest that our use of that photo implies that we’re somehow focused on beauty is laughable. There was never a single mention of beauty or looks in the post or the interview.

We have spent years encouraging men and women to love themselves, to improve their health and to achieve their dreams. We have never focused in any way on cosmetic surgery or encouraged anything other than self-acceptance.

We have, in fact, created over 50 graphics encouraging people to love the lines in their face and to celebrate and not hide their age. We’ve put together just a few of them in this montage above to illustrate the point. While we promote self-love and natural beauty we don’t, unlike so many on Facebook, judge others by his or her looks, whatever they may be.

To those who would like us to not interview Marlo Thomas and not highlight her many selfless humanitarian efforts because she may have had work done on her face, we’re sorry. That’s sad and silly. Please do, unfollow us. As the old saying goes, "When you let go of negative people, positive ones appear."

However, if you do want to be entertained, inspired, supported, uplifted and celebrated on a daily basis, then please join us on Facebook. Together, we can make a difference in how the world views aging. Won't you join us?