Aging Gracefully TV’s 3-Year Anniversary
In October, Aging Gracefully TV celebrates its three-year anniversary! The series launched in October 2017 on community television with 85-year-old Pat Heinke as the first inspiring guest.
Three years later, Aging Gracefully TV continues its mission to find interesting, relevant, and informative content for adults seeking a long, healthy life without regrets!
How Did Aging Gracefully TV Begin?
Pat Heinke was a student in Kathryn Eyring’s Strength & Balance classes. Kathryn was impressed and inspired by the way Pat drove herself to continual learning, activities, and offering her talents in service to others.
Kathryn explains, “Pat was my initial motivation for Aging Gracefully TV. People like Pat are guiding examples of health and longevity.”
This original interview was 50 minutes long. Since then, the show’s format has continued to evolve and most interviews are now just 10- 15 minutes long. The video below is a condensed 12-minute version of Pat’s wisdom.
Aging Gracefully TV Sees the Value of Older Adults
What happens to us between 45 years and 100 or more? Actively aging adults offer us a roadmap to a long life of success!
Longevity is NOT the Big Goal
The bigger picture includes vitality, a fullness of life, and an unstoppable personal sense of self-value. Feelings of high worth come from activities – at any level or ability – that make other people feel good!
Loving ourselves and others is intertwined and inseparable as we are aging gracefully.
What is Pat Heinke Doing at 88 Years?
Pat Heinke, at 88, maintains most of the same activities as at the time of her interview. She rarely misses attending two Strength & Balance classes each week – although now they are online versions. She continues to teach Tai Chi (23 years now) online without accepting payment. She has exchanged instruments from the heavy cello to the smaller viola and she anticipates playing in concerts again. She is a GEM of a friend.
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
Do you take enough time to take good care of yourself?
Are you challenging yourself to think of others on a regular basis?
Can YOU find something from this interview that could be applicable in your own life?
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This post has been updated since the two-year anniversary of October 2019!