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Life's Too Short... so make the most of it! Try something new, eat something healthy, grow something beautiful, hug someone you love, move around a lot, and be kind to yourself. Melanie Cole brings you the best tips from lifestyle and fitness experts, including guests from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Life is Good: 9 Decades of Wisdom

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Get the perspective of someone who's been there.
Air Date: 1/23/18
Duration: 30:24
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jerry Cole
Jerry Cole Bio PhotoJerry Cole was born in 1924 in Chicago. He was an army communications engineer in Germany at the end of WWII. He helped set up communications systems that had been damaged during the war. He worked closely with General Eisenhower. 

He was married for 53 years to Caryl Cole. They had six children and took in foster children along the way. 

He currently lives independently and continues to drive and work full time tutoring mathematics, trigonometry, algebra and physics at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois. He loves his work and feels that it is a big part of what keeps him going and getting up every morning. 

    A lot of information on aging is from the viewpoint of the caregiver or physician. How does the older set view their vintage status?

    One of the most rewarding things about aging is seeing the results of your life actions. Your family line and contributions to fields are more visible.

    It does take longer to do some things. It’s okay to rest when you feel like it. You can’t keep going with some activities with the same vigor and duration as you once did.

    You may find that you’re more willing to let other people make mistakes and learn from them instead of intervening.

    Words of Wisdom

    • Stay physically and mentally active.
    • Maintain a sense of humor.
    • Have someone to love.
    • Preserve a reason for living.
    • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
    Listen as Jerry Cole joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share the perspective of an older, experienced individual.

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