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CONTENTS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

BREAKING BARRIERS

5 | FROM THE EDITOR 6 | GROWING BOLDER WITH ... 7 | BOLDER FINANCE Take care of your health, and your wealth will follow. By Marc Middleton 8 | 5 QUESTIONS Kenneth Cooper, M.D., the man who coined the term “aerobics,” practices what he preaches — and is still a force in healthcare at age 86. By Jackie Carlin 16 | BOLDER HEALTH Genetics and the precision medicine revolution. By Bill Shafer 20 | ROAD TO RECOVERY The future in spine surgery is already here. By Marc Middleton 4  G R O W I N G B O L D E R

BY MARC MIDDLETON

22 | BOLDER ARTS Tales from a cabinetmaker’s (now useful) life. By Bill Shafer

FEATURE

24 | BOLDER LIVING Simple strategies for eating better during the holidays. By Jackie Carlin

18 | STANDING OUT, FITTING IN “Miss Vi,” at 76, receives her hard-won communications degree from Rollins College. By Marc Middleton

28 | SURVIVING & THRIVING ® George Clinton’s Mothership is back on course. By Bill Shafer 30 | THE TAKEAWAY Gene Cohen, M.D., discusses the surprising link between creativity and healthy aging.

A COLLEGE GRADUATE AT 76, ‘MISS VI’ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

REBRANDING AGING®

‘THE FATHER OF AEROBICS’ IS STILL GOING STRONG AT 86 R&B PIONEER’S MOTHERSHIP IS BACK ON COURSE

ON THE COVER: Debbie Allen, despite her many accolades, says her most rewarding work is with young people through her dance academy. Photo courtesy of Debbie Allen

NO BOUNDARIES DEBBIE ALLEN HAS OVERCOME RACISM, SEXISM AND AGEISM TO BECOME A HOLLYWOOD POWERHOUSE.

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBBIE ALLEN

DEPARTMENTS

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Debbie Allen has overcome sexism, racism and ageism to become one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood.

Profile for Growing Bolder

Growing Bolder Magazine: Vol. 32  

Debbie Allen has overcome racism, sexism and ageism to become a Hollywood powerhouse. She talks to Growing Bolder about her rocky road to su...

Growing Bolder Magazine: Vol. 32  

Debbie Allen has overcome racism, sexism and ageism to become a Hollywood powerhouse. She talks to Growing Bolder about her rocky road to su...