Alan Thicke on Aging
November 10, 2015
Getting older is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. So how do you cope? The Balancing Act caught up with Alan Thicke to see what advice he has for different generations:
New Boomers (born 1983-2001) – “Take only half the advice you hear and none of what you get from reality TV.”
Generation X (born 1965-1982) – “Know that your parents were the most experimental generation ever – and many of their experiments failed! (But the music was great.)
Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) – “Get some rest, take your meds!”
Alan Thicke is best known for his role as the psychiatrist and father, Jason Seaver, on ABC’s “Growing Pains.” He has since appeared in TV movies and feature films, received rave reviews on stage and remains one of America’s most sought-after emcees. He has also written over 45 TV theme songs, two humor books and is working on his first novel.
When he’s not out in Hollywood, Alan is at home in Southern California with his wife Tanya and their teenage son Carter.
On this episode, Beth Troutman tells her story; Christina Nicholson embarks on an adventure to Orlando with her family; and former football player Marc Bouniconti shares his journey.
Three decades later, Marc Buoniconti, a quadriplegic, visits The Balancing Act to talk about his life, his mission, and his goal to one day walk again.
The Balancing Act's host Christina Nicholson and her family are embarking on a fun-filled vacation to Orlando, Fla., also known as the "theme park capital of the world."