PRESISDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH: "AGING'S ALRIGHT"

As people around the world honor and pay tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush, who died on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94, Growing Bolder is paying special attention to the ways in which he helped smash stereotypes and contributed to Rebranding Aging®.

The 41st President once told his grandaughter, journalist Jenna Bush Hager, “aging’s alright…better than the alternative: not being here.”

And he noted that he had no interest in leaving a legacy. He felt it was more important to live every day to the fullest, to do the best you can with the information you have, and to take leaps of faith.
Sometimes, those leaps were literal! President Bush made eight skydives in his life, including jumps on his 80th, 85th and 90th birthdays. Those close to him say they expect that he would have jumped for his 95th, too.
Unlike other past presidents, George H.W. Bush did not write a memoir, but he did keep a diary and sent family letters. His presidential library has been sharing excerpts, including his thoughts on aging, living a happy life and what he hoped would happen after his death.
Click here to read more about the life of George H.W. Bush.

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Our own Wendy Chioji proudly wore one of her new shirts -- designed to honor one of her favorite words, a word that describes the way she lives her life -- to her first rounds of Proton Therapy, the latest round of treatments in her battle against thymic carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

She shared this photo as evidence that we all have the ability to DEFY expectations. Catch up with her latest adventures at wendy.growingbolder.com.
And photographer Jim Hobart posted this photo, in his Growing Bolder logo shirt (also new in the shop!). We recently interviewed Jim about the Legacy Life Project.

Jim wanted to remember his grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents as they really were. He wanted more than an old photo and drawing of a family tree. He wanted to remember their voices, their movements, their daily passions. The Legacy Life Project is dedicated to his father and fueled by a motivation to help others not make the same mistake he did.
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Click here to read Wendy's Growing Bolder blog.
Click here to learn more about the Legacy Life Project.
Note:  tune in to our radio show Sunday at 7 a.m. on 90.7 WMFE-FM (Orlando) for an extended conversation with Jim. You can listen live or download the podcast after it airs!
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Hope. Inspiration. Possibility.

We all talk a lot these days about our healthcare providers — what plans we’re on. But like it or not, the day-to-day responsibility of our well-being has shifted to self-care, with the patient at the center of the system. Marc explains why this is critical to Growing Bolder, in a new 60 Second Soapbox.
Stop conforming to the expectations — and start doing you! The current norm of aging will prevent you from living your life to the fullest. You can make the choice to nurture what makes you unique. Fitting in and pleasing others doesn’t need to be the goal. Let your freak flag fly!
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