The Boomer Collection Show, Episode #1
As stated in the opening of this series’ first episode, this is a “show for seniors by seniors.” The first episode, if an indicator of things to come, is an excellent one and hits a home run in its presentation. Gail Stolzenburg hosts the show and he speaks with several seniors who have helped others, […]
As stated in the opening of this series’ first episode, this is a “show for seniors by seniors.” The first episode, if an indicator of things to come, is an excellent one and hits a home run in its presentation.
Gail Stolzenburg hosts the show and he speaks with several seniors who have helped others, and even started foundations and charities to help those in need. And the opening credits are also noteworthy. Images flash across the screen of an older man running, a senior woman gardening, a couple sailing, several runners preparing for a race and seniors exercising.
Gail interviews Red O’Laughlin, author of a couple of books on longevity. He is an Amazon #1 best-selling author. He began writing his books 10 years earlier when he was age 64. The books deal with self-improvement methods. In these books he examines cause and effect. His wife had been hit with breast cancer and O’ Laughlin examines the need to treat the cause of problems, not the symptoms. In a fascinating reveal he declares that people age due to two reasons: human growth hormones are made less often in a body as people age and chromosomes erode over time. He focuses on two main deterrents-diet and exercise, as means of combatting the aging process.
He also emphasizes the need to read labels. As he points out, knowing what is in everything from shampoo to toothpaste to our food is essential-so that an individual doesn’t use or consume ingredients that could be harmful in the long run.
Another guest that Gail focuses on is Zina Garrison, the former Olympic tennis champion. In 1988 she earned an Olympic gold medal in doubles and earned a bronze medal in the singles competition. She’s featured in the book Houston Legends and, like O’ Laughlin, she has focused on helping others in her senior years. Another great example of Senior Power is Captain Dave McCabe, a former Aerospace employee for many years, who worked almost 40 years in the space program. He was involved in the lunar landings including Apollo 11.
McCabe is the founder of Sailing Angels and this foundation ministers to disabled children, wounded warriors (war vets) and first responders. He says the Lord led him to this path in 2007. The organization brings those who have Down syndrome, to those who are autistic and McCabe says many of them are nervous but after about a half hour they love sailing and the environment and don’t want to get off the boat! They have a large budget but have been able to keep it going through donations.
Featured too is John C. Ericksen, the founder of the Ericksen Living Clinics, which helps the retirement community. There are campuses in several locations and the focus is on the 50+ group.
There is a wonderful concluding segment on looking back at the accomplishments of one’s life when people retire-and the joy of zeroing in on grown children and grandchildren. It’s relevant too about the “transition” stage, transitioning from “what you do” (work, career) to “who you are” now. Many tell stories and now sell those stories so as to reach others who are facing the senior years.
Due to the significance and relevance of this show, not to mention its quality presentation, we are more than pleased to award it our Dove seal for All Ages, although obviously it wouldn’t hold interest for young children.
The Dove Take:
Check this out because this is a quality show, nicely produced, which features an engaging topic and wonderful guests.