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BATTLING BACK

When we first met Larry Roofner 10 years ago, he'd quit his executive job to pursue his passion for woodworking following a major heart attack, calling it the best time of his life. And then he nearly lost his life in a cycling accident. Click here to find out how once again, he had to battle back and how his passion for crafting works of art saved his life.
 
 
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THE FULL EPISODE IS NOW ONLINE

If you missed Friday night's episode of "Surviving & Thriving," the entire life-affirming hour is now available online! The hour kicks off with a special message for our viewers from host Wendy Chioji from Utah, where she's battling a second cancer diagnosis. You'll also meet a woman who found a new purpose in life after her diagnosis -- mentoring other patients -- and Roderick Sewell, who just a few years ago, was a homeless teenager with no legs who was failing school. Today, he's a world-class athlete, attends college and he's set his sights on a big goal.
 
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SWINGING A HAMMER FOR CHANGE
GROWING BOLDER RADIO SHOW

Do you know what you're going to do after you retire? One of the best ways to move forward is to give back. Beryl Wiltshire signed up as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at the age of 68, doing many things she had never done before. Now 71, she's thriving in her new role as crew leader and there's something she wants everyone to know about volunteering.
 
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THE YEAR'S BEST
THE GB TOP 50 OF 2013


We're counting down the 50 most popular Growing Bolder graphics of 2013 on our Facebook page. Each day, we'll share several of the top images until we reach the year's most popular graphic. What were some of your favorites of the year? Perhaps it was this one of 100-year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh, who didn't run his first marathon until the age of 89. Singh's secret? "Stay away from people who are negative and stay smiling, don’t stress. You never hear of anyone dying of happiness." Get more inspiration like this by liking Growing Bolder on Facebook!

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THE LATEST FROM TEAM GB ELITE

Our Team GB Elite bloggers have been busy! Check out their latest news and updates below.
 
  Wendy Chioji: The Turnaround
Most people use calendars to count down to important dates, but Wendy Chioji has been using hers to count UP the days since she finished radiation. It's all part of her plan to start feeling more like her old self. She's even found the silver lining for how horrible she's felt over the past several weeks. Click here to read Wendy's blog and find out how she plans to enjoy this holiday season.
 
Sandy Scott: Back on Top
Sandy Scott has done it again. This week, he captured two more state cycling titles, breaking his own records in the process. Not only is the 73-year-old cycling superstar still winning year after year, he's actually getting faster! How is that possible? In his latest blog post, Sandy explains how YOU are in control of the way you age. Click here to read Sandy's blog.
 
 
  Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson: Holiday Reflections
What do the holidays mean to you? For Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson they mean one thing -- family. She looks back on the journey that led her from snowy New England to sunny Florida, where she met her future husband and business partner and reflects on their rich and full 17 years together, including two children and a successful business. Click here for her advice for busy families trying to survive this busy season.
 
Oleda Baker: The New Age
It wasn't that long ago that 50 was considered old, but have you noticed what's happening today to those hitting 60, 70, 80 and beyond? If you play your cards right, 70 is becoming the new "middle age," and Oleda Baker, 79, says people like her are having the time of their healthy lives. The former model and artist says if your thinking is still in the past, you better wake up ... and fast! Click here to read her blog on taking charge of your life, at any age.