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More from the 2016 Over 40 & Fabulous! Advisory Board p. 53

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Last month, we invited the Top 10 and Fab 5 winners of this year’s Over 40 & Fabulous! contest to a photo shoot at Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa where this talented team got them camera-ready: (back—Adam Michal, Javier Ruiz, Conor Sea, Rebecca Sinclair Crispin, David Whaley, Tamara Townsend; front—Rose Bosen, Rebecca Walden, Julie Pounds, Steve Hightower, Milissa Larsen). Sawyer Photography captured the magic as they have every year since the contest’s inception. The glamorous results appear on our cover and throughout the piece beginning on p. 36.

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Fresh from the Garden A farm-to-table menu delights chefs and diners alike, but now the Atlanta Botanical Garden takes the approach to a different level—garden-to-table. Walk through the spectacular display of the city’s horticultural gem and then take a seat in its new restaurant, Linton’s. Created by Chef Linton Hopkins alongside his wife and co-founder, Gina, Linton’s offers garden-to-table creations for lunch and dinner, presented by Executive Chef Jason Paolini. This divine culinary experience offers a spectacular menu that reflects the majesty of the venue and its harvest. Details: lintonsinthegarden.com

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According to the CDC, the virus is spread primarily by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The symptoms are usually fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis. Early data shows serious complications are caused by infection during pregnancy. While reports in our area remain low, protecting the whole family from mosquito bites is always a great idea. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Summer Safety Campaign has a few tips for using insect repellent effectively:

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On June 25, Catapult Acting Studio’s Erik Lingvall, named 2015 Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s favorite acting coach by Backstage, joins Bonnie Wallace, author of the Hollywood Parents Guide and mom of Disney star Dove Cameron, to present a workshop called “The Art of Successful Stage Parenting” at SCADShow theater. Understanding professional strategies helps to manage the action from behind the scenes—whether that’s stage, screen and studio, or even high-level sports and academics. Details: catapultacting.com

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The seven Disney Springs™ Resort Area Hotels in central Florida offer special Georgiaresident rates until June 30—making this month the ideal time to whisk the family away for a magical vacation with Mickey himself. All seven hotels are optimally located within walking distance of the newly expanded Disney Springs™. Formerly known as the Downtown Disney® area, Disney Springs™ now boasts over 150 shopping, dining and entertainment options, both upscale and family-friendly.

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Party for the Parks The Georgia State Parks system invites outdoor enthusiasts to help celebrate its 85th anniversary by lacing up hiking boots for National Trails Day® on June 4. Sponsored by the American Hiking Society, celebratory program events include ranger-led hikes, kayak tours, caving explorations, geocaching and a new dog-walking club. Already booked for June 4? Additional celebratory events will be held throughout the month. Details: georgiastateparks.org

There’s something about a sweet treat that always hits the spot, especially a nice cold cone after a run on a hot summer day. Every second Tuesday of the month, Shake Shack and Highland Runners invite runners to take a tour of Atlanta on foot through their Shack Track & Field community runs. Runners who don Shack Track & Field performance shirts for the 3- to 4-mile runs will receive a complimentary post-run drink or cone of frozen custard. Details: 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, facebook.com/shacktrackandfield

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This Is Braves Country Make Father’s Day weekend extra special and honor the Braves’ last season playing at Turner Field at the Braves Country 5K on June 11. Both one-mile and 5K races will finish inside “The Ted”on the track with runners greeted by a special welcome on the scoreboard. Each registration includes a free ticket to the game, so stick around after the run to watch the Braves take on the Chicago Cubs. Details: atlantatrackclub.org

Westin + Fitbit Fitness goals no longer have to take a back seat when it comes to traveling for work or play with the new Westin and FitStar by Fitbit® collaboration. Westin guests now receive a complimentary 30-day trial of the premium version of the popular FitStar Personal Trainer app upon check in. With the app, guests can tap into the special “Stay Fit with Westin” session, a workout meant for small spaces and to relieve common traveler body discomfort, custom-created by Westin’s national running concierge, Chris Heuisler. Details: westin.com/fitstar

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SUPERHERO SPRINT Time to rouse your superhero alterego for this family (and pet) friendly event supporting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life campaign. Flash your cape and speed to the finish line of the 1-mile fun run or 5K. choa.org/superhero

June 10 MOON RIDE Ride this six-mile twilight route from Midtown to Old Fourth Ward and back up to Piedmont Park to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure, the local nonprofit taking chronically ill kids on a magical trip to Disney. atlantamoonride.com

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GOODWILL’S 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA Join in the festive fun at the Delta Flight Museum to celebrate 90 years of service by the Goodwill of North Georgia. Dress in cocktail chic and dance to the music of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Tickets start at $125. goodwillbirthday.eventbrite.com

As part of a nation-wide men’s health event series this 5K, 1 mile walk and Kids Superhero Dash4Dad invites everyone to lace up for the men they love. menshealthandwellness.org

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Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, this two-day festival celebrates talented local artisans and the rich history of the community that inspires them. oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com

SUMMER FUN FESTIVAL Form a team for summertime field-day games like tug-o-war, egg-spoon races, water balloon tosses and more. As your “entry fee,” bring school supplies to donate to needy children. liftupatlanta.org

TUNES FROM THE TOMBS Raise a ruckus and rattle some bones rocking out to live music in the gorgeous setting of historic Oakland Cemetery. Funds benefit the ongoing preservation and restoration of this local treasure. oaklandcemetery.com

June 25–26 OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL

July 4 THE AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE This iconic Atlanta event brings 60,000 runners and walkers together for the world’s largest 10K. Head to Piedmont Park to celebrate with race participants as they cross the finish line and earn a coveted finisher’s T-shirt. atlantatrackclub.org

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RYAN’S RUN FOR CENTRAL NIGHT SHELTER Run through downtown Atlanta and Grant Park in this event supporting Central Night Shelter’s work with homeless men and their efforts to raise awareness about mental illness. rungeorgia.com

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whole new lifestyle for clients—one that the Robertsons and Sanders enjoy themselves. “I’m a real life example,” says Moss, a former athlete who prescribed to the “no pain, no gain” method of exercising for years. “I stopped doing everything that I had done before and started doing two workouts a week for 20 minutes. And I turned my own health situation around.” Diagnosed as prediabetic before beginning an Exercise Coach program, Moss now shows no risk

before making a decision about whether or not it’s the right exercise program for them. For the Robertsons and the Sanders, though, the results speak for themselves. “We have people tell us how much we’ve helped them. They may be able to do something as simple as walk to their car better or pick up their granddaughter easily for the first time. We’ve had people who haven’t worked out in 40 years. This workout helps people of all ages and all different

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Many people assume that their symptoms can simply be chalked up to the aging process. “It’s the accumulation of those events, the frequency and persistence, that distinguishes age-related changes from those that really are the onset of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease,” notes Allan Levey, MD, PhD, chair of Emory University’s Department of Neurology and director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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Steven J. Dean A DeKalb County police detective sergeant, Steven J. Dean, 46, ranks fitness and healthy living high on his list to keep strong for both his challenging job and his rewarding work mentoring at-risk youths. Has your perception of 40 changed? I thought 40 would feel old—but I’m really in my prime! Positive energy and a healthy diet preserves youth. How do you give back to the community? I’m committed to mentoring at-risk youth. I’ve worked on teams with my fraternity, Omega

Dr. Tess Thomas Family practitioner Dr.Tess Thomas, 45, stays motivated by the positive energy she gets from both her family and her career. She credits lots of laughter and a healthy dose of organization to her ability to stay fabulous. Has your perception of 40 changed since you were younger? I thought hitting 40 would mean not having fun and enjoying life. But, actually, now

I have the ability to make my own schedule and more flexibility in my life.

How do you stay fit and healthy? I am a Beachbody® coach and I enjoy their at-home workout videos. I don’t have to go to a gym! In my free time, I coach other women to lose weight. I also enjoy running long distances and have run several marathons to date. I’ve got the New York City Marathon on my personal “bucket list.”

Psi Phi, as well as with the Victory for the World Church, coordinating gang summits to connect law enforcement with concerned parents, community leaders and gang members. The goal is to inform the community and deter crime in neighborhoods, as well as to give young teens an opportunity to be successful and productive. What inspired you to do this particular kind of charity work? I have been blessed to have a great family and group of friends. I want to help others have a chance to

make their dreams come true through hard work and perseverance. I think of my mother’s favorite quote, “By the Grace of God, there go I.”

Who helps you be your "best self"? So many great people support me: Atlanta Track Club, Orange Theory Northlake, Stone Mountain Cycling, my fitness advisor Cliff Boyce, Dr. Kyle Hammond, Dr. Dexter Innis, and Angela Dean, director of The Joshua Generation. What advice do you give those not yet 40? Keep God first, smile often, dance in the mirror, avoid negativity, laugh often, eat clean, help others, work out daily, dream big and wear something that fits!

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Angeline M. Kelly From work to family, Angeline M. Kelly, 45, approaches each day with optimism. She enjoys her career as branch manager of Caliber Home Loans as well as her charity work for a variety of organizations. What have you learned about yourself since turning 40?

I appreciate my life and know that both the good times and the difficult times have shaped me to be a better person.

Lisa Robinson At 53, real-estate advisor and broker Lisa Robinson feels her best life has just begun. She’s learned from the past and celebrates her present and future. What has 40 taught you? Perfection is overrated and usually unnecessary. Peace, simplicity and kindness are much more important.

I’m more focused on embracing the joy of every age. How do you give back to the community? I’m a long-standing board member for Future Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization that empowers our youth and their families with life skills, education programs and supportive networks to help them take the hard steps up and out of the poverty cycle. Most importantly, we give each child unconditional love and support to instill them with the courage to stand out and succeed. I also support the Special Olympics and The nsoro Educational Foundation that provides academic scholarships for fostercare students. I, too, was an at-risk youth growing up in 46

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I’m no longer as concerned about what others think of me. I don’t put up with what I used to in my 20s and 30s. What is your favorite way to work out? Dancing is my favorite form of exercise. I’m so glad that dance is back. For a while, it was hard to find an advanced adult dance class—but no more! What is your favorite way to give back to your community? I am currently on the board of the Gwinnett Ballet Theater (GBT) and value its dedication to community outreach programs. I also support the WIN Foundation®, which specializes in programs of empowerment for women. I want our voices to be heard and to spread the news that there is more we can all do to help raise awareness and have choices. Who helps you be your "best self"?  I have such an awesome team to keep me at my best: The Parlor Beauty Studio, Buckhead Hair, Aric C. Cosmetics, Youthtopia Med Spa, Sports Medicine South, LifeTime Fitness and Sweat Atlanta.

the inner city of Detroit and I know education is a solution to poverty. What do you do to relax and unwind? Head to Piedmont Park with my dog, Caesar. Tell us your favorite inspirational quote? “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Maya Angelou How do you maintain your life balance? By prioritizing, simplifying, praying and meditating.

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Each morning, 11Alive anchor Vincent Politan wakes up Atlanta with his dynamic personality. Viewers enjoy his positive attitude and the personal connections he brings to each story.

How do you give back to your community? Through my work, I get requests to emcee many incredible fundraisers. I'm inspired by people working hard to bring about meaningful change. One charity I have done a lot with is Loving Arms Cancer Outreach— a group founded by cancer nurses who step in to help patients in areas where health coverage falls short. My mom had cancer and I know how wonderful the doctors and nurses were who cared for her. When a cancer nurse asks for help, you say "YES!"

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What do you do to stay fit? Playing basketball and tennis lets me push myself with competitve fun. I give a shout out to the MJCCA Dunwoody Over 40 Basketball League and Super Slow Zone personal trainers for supporting my workouts.

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Susan King At 54, Susan King, owner of PowerUp30 Power Plate® studio, finds healthy living to be the key for clarity of mind and spirit.

Wearing the crown of Mrs. Georgia International 2016, Jackie Boatwright-Daus, 49, continues to raise awareness about proper child-care-facility safety legislation. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment? Persuading legislative bodies to pass laws can be a daunting task. I was able to get child-care legislation passed in both Georgia and Virginia, which eventually led to federal legislation. What is your favorite way to give back to your community? After my son died as a result of injuries he sustained at a state-licensed childcare facility, I’ve dedicated the rest of my life to informing parents and working toward new guidelines for insurance. I share Juan’s Law, named in honor of my son, with other parents, telling them to ask: “Does your center carry liability insurance to cover possible injuries to the children who are entrusted in your care?” How do you maintain some life balance? I believe people make time for the things they really want to do in life —I've learned to give a little bit of my time each day to the people and projects I value.

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Where do you go for “me” time? Biking along the Chattahoochee River from West Palisades Trail to Cochran Shoals Trail. Also, my screened-in porch with a magazine or a book. What is your favorite healthy meal? Grilled fish and vegetables my husband makes on our Big Green Egg. He is so good on that grill! I follow that with a healthy version of a home-baked treat. My hobby is cooking and test-baking healthy desserts.  How do you maintain life balance? This has been a process—I like to have a full day! My husband is teaching me the value of rest. Family time is important to me, so cooking is how I get them all in the same place at once. My most balanced days begin with prayer, asking God to order my day. 

Linda M. Bolton At 60, this founder of Stay Faithfully Fit calls herself a “Minister of Fitness” and pursues a life of strength and purpose. What have you learned about yourself since turning 40? I know that by applying Christian principles to help the “Body of Christ” achieve total fitness I can be strong, feel young, be active and empowered at any age. What is your favorite way to give back to your community? I enjoy conducting health, wellness and fitness seminars for churches, businesses, various military installations and charitable organizations, such as the Atlanta Union Mission for Women. What advice do you give those not yet 40? Never give up on your God-given dream or destiny. Run your race, follow your passion, fulfill your purpose … you will WIN! BEST SELF ATLANTA

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Vince Thompson The Chairman/CEO of MELT, 53, Vince Thompson values time with family and friends above all else and hopes to encourage the next generation of young leaders to take active roles in their communities. What’s your favorite way to give back to the community? I enjoy giving career advice to college students; I was inspired through the mentors I had at Auburn University, and I hope to have a similar impact. How do you stay fit and healthy? Jogging in Chastain Park What advice do you give to those not yet 40? Always try to put others before yourself and the rewards you receive create a great amount of internal satisfaction. Do what you love and the money will follow and pursue your dreams relentlessly. www.bestselfatlanta.com bestselfatlanta.com

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Windy Hill Athletic Club | Fitness Sixteen years ago, Karen Foley stopped by an athletic club looking for a part-time job as a swim instructor. Now, she’s gone from swim instructor to general manager at Windy Hill Athletic Club. Looking back at her journey inspires her to continue pushing to not only try new things, but to do things she never imagined she could. That awareness and enthusiasm help her become a better leader each day. Details: windyhillathleticclub.com

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I think about the challenges that I’ve gone through in my life and I wake up every day just thankful that I’m here and that I’ve taken one more step to just go further. I want to be the best that I can be for the people around me. The people I love, my family, friends, but then also the people in our club.”

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Total HealthCare Non-Surgical Joint and Spine Care While Dr. Tara Frix could have chosen a variety of paths to help people live pain-free, chiropractic care, with its non-surgical approach, especially appealed to her. She enjoys the challenge of treating patients who feel they are out of options and hope to avoid surgery. While it’s taken hard work to arrive where she is today, Dr. Frix couldn’t be happier with her career helping others live their best life. Details: totalhealthmed.com

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Seeing the results of our entire team’s efforts to make the patient feel better from the moment they walk through the door until they exit, and to see that patient begin to feel better and live a happier life again is worth it all.”

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Artisan Plastic Surgery | Facial Plastic Surgery Sixteen years ago, Dr. Diane Alexander made the groundbreaking move of co-founding Artisan Plastic Surgery, the first all-women-physician plastic surgery practice in Atlanta. For Dr. Alexander, performing procedures means more than simply improving a patient’s appearance; it helps them create a positive shift in how they view themselves and how they feel about their appearance. Developing these personal relationships, along with the combination of medical analysis and hands-on skill, is what originally drew her into the world of plastic surgery. Her own practice has now grown into one of the largest of its kind in the country, allowing her to help countless women look and feel their best at every age. Details: artisanplasticsurgery.com

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Most people don’t often associate the word “artist” with “dentist,” but it was Dr. Debra Gray King’s artistic side that inspired her to start her own cosmetic dentistry practice just a few years after graduating from dental school and moving to Atlanta. In a sea of talented general dentists, Dr. King believes it is her ability to create an artistic smile design, on top of her well-honed dentistry skills, that really makes a difference in changing the lives of her patients. Details: atlantacenterforcosmeticdentistry.com

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I’ve had patients that come back and say, ‘I got that promotion because of my smile’ or ‘I did my smile and six months later I was engaged!’ Maybe we had something to do with it and maybe not, but, a lot of times, when you are so confident in how you look it carries over into other areas of your life.”

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Madison James Atlanta BeltLine Project/B98.5 Community Action Madison James’ presence can be felt all around Atlanta—whether on the radio during the drive home, on WSB-TV’s “460,” in the entertainment magazine “Hot Topics” or through her community action. While her many commitments often keep her on the go, Madison is grateful every day for the variety of platforms, businesses and organizations that provide her with the opportunity to bring the community of Atlanta closer together. One of the things she enjoys most about her latest venture as the ambassador to the Atlanta BeltLine is that she is able to incorporate her passions for fitness and healthy living in a way that brings people together in the city. Details: beltline.org

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