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Growing Bolder Presents – 2 Experiences. 2 Siblings. 1 Mission.

Posted November 20, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

Marc and Molly are a brother and sister who lost both parents to Alzheimer’s disease. They will share a fascinating, heartbreaking and deeply personal story about how their parents deaths were instrumental in transforming their personal and professional lives.

Marc and Molly have both dedicated their lives to changing the culture of aging and caregiving. Their unique professional trajectories encompass both the vision of what’s possible and the reality of what’s doable. Marc shares examples of how big ideas can transform lives, while Molly shares what happens when big ideas are implemented without adequate buy-in from all stakeholders.

While Marc delivers the life-affirming message that aging is an opportunity — even for those with serious physical and mental impairment, Molly reveals that most of the funding related to aging is funneled into research for cures and preventions, and very little into programs to bring joy into the lives of those currently suffering with physical infirmity or memory loss. Marc and Molly examine the gap between what is and what might be and deliver the inspiration to not only do more, but also the pathway to make it happen.

This program is presented by Growing Bolder and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About Marc Middleton
Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of Growing Bolder, is a media entrepreneur, television journalist, author, filmmaker, speaker, and consultant who focuses on the changing culture of aging. He’s a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, host of Growing Bolder seen on public broadcasting stations nationwide, director of the Emmy-nominated documentary film, Conquering Kilimanjaro, and author of Growing Bolder: Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose. His new show, Launchpad to What’s Next, features some of the biggest names in health, fitness, personal finance and caregiving. Marc is a 7-time Masters Swimming world record holder.

About Molly Middleton Meyer
Molly Middleton Meyer is a consultant to the assisted living and memory care industry known for creating innovative, life-affirming programming for residents. A go-to caregiving media expert, Molly is a speaker, teacher, published author, and creator of Mind’s Eye Poetry™, a unique facilitation process that triggers memory and imagination. Through her advocacy, she’s challenging stereotypical perceptions of those living with physical infirmities and memory loss and redefining elder care. Her pioneering approach has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, PBS, NPR and network affiliates nationwide.