When author/filmmaker/activist Georgianne Thomas, PhD, survived a second cancer diagnosis, she didn’t sit back and take it easy. Instead, she dusted off a musical she’d written years earlier and performed it before a live audience just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into quarantine.
“I couldn’t put it off any longer,” said Thomas. “If I hadn’t stepped out on faith and courage, I would’ve regretted it for the rest of my life.” It’s a lesson that Thomas imparts to the AIB Network audience in a new season of “Life Plus,” a series for older adults and those who care about topics of concern to people 50+. Hosted by Thomas, who’s also an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University, and AIB’s Community Engagement Manager, Audrey Galex, the series explores a range of issues – from finding love in your 70s to ensuring you don’t get scammed by Medicare fraud.
The series also features “Living Bravely” reflections with Catherine Meeks, PhD, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing.
“It’s never too early to talk about serious issues that impact us seniors,” said Galex. “And working with Georgianne convinces me it’s never too late to add fun into your life.”
The first episode takes viewers behind-the-scenes for Georgianne’s one-woman show. The second episode features an interview with former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher. The six episode weekly “Life Plus” series premieres Monday, May 3rd @ 8:30PM ET with encore airings Tuesdays @ 9AM, Wednesdays @ 12PM, Saturdays @ 10AM & 7PM and Sundays @7AM & 9:30PM. AIB programs appear at www.aibtv.com aibeverywhere, “aib studios” on YouTube, channel 295 on Comcast & channel 6 on AT&T U-verse.