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American Grandparents Association & Detroit Public Television Present “Feel Grand with Jane Seymour,” A New National Public Television Series on Health, Wellness, and Aging Gracefully


Internationally Acclaimed Actress Hosts Series Featuring Reknowned Doctors Discussing Key Health Issues Affecting Active, Aging Baby Boomers


Jane Seymour NEW YORK, September 29, 2014 – The American Grandparents Association and Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM), the Trusted Resource for Grandparents™, and Detroit Public Television are pleased to announce the launch of “Feel Grand with Jane Seymour,” a new 13-part national television series focusing on health issues relevant to the active, aging Baby Boomer Generation that will air on American Public Television stations across the U.S. beginning this October.

           The award-winning actress, artist, author, philanthropist, and heart-health activist Jane Seymour hosts the series, which was produced by Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The American Grandparents Association (AGA), the membership organization of Grandparents.com. “Feel Grand with Jane Seymour” has sponsorship participation from Right at Home, Nook® and others.

            “Living a happy, healthy, robust life is all about feeling grand, especially as we grow older,” said Ms. Seymour. “While aging may be inevitable, the underlying theme of this wonderful new series demonstrates that that there are many things we can do to feel ageless.”

Each of the 13 episodes focuses on a single health-related topic of interest to the growing age 50-plus demographic and features Ms. Seymour interviewing world-renowned doctors who are leaders in their medical specialty. Topics include The Emotions of Aging, Conquering Diabetes, Women’s Cancers, Managing Pain and Arthritis, and others ranging from nutrition to heart health to sex and intimacy after 50.  Viewers also will be able to engage with doctors and bonus content from the show on the companion site feelgrand.org.

            “’Feel Grand with Jane Seymour' will resonate deeply with the growing age 50-plus population,” said Steve Leber, chairman and CEO of Grandparents.com and the AGA. “These are active, engaged people who are focused on living life to the fullest. The ‘Feel Grand’ series will empower them to do just that and help them take charge of their health for a happier life.”

“Detroit Public Television is proud to be one of the leading providers of programs for America’s public television stations,” said DPTV President and CEO Rich Homberg. “This series will help stations connect with their local communities in creating healthier, more enriching lives.”

            Ms. Seymour is an internationally acclaimed actress known for her award-winning work on television and in films. She starred for six seasons on the CBS Network television series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award. Her other television credits include her Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Maria Callas in “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World”; the miniseries “East of Eden,” for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries; and the miniseries “War and Remembrance.”

            Her feature film credits include the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die,” the cult classic “Somewhere in Time,” and the comedy smash “Wedding Crashers.”  At age 63, Ms. Seymour is a grandmother and remains active as an actress, artist, author, furniture designer, and philanthropist. Her Open Hearts jewelry and her Open Hearts Foundation empower people to transform adversity into opportunity and through the Open Hearts Foundation Seymour supports organizations committed to positively impacting lives in the areas of health, education, arts and sports.

            Among the doctors featured on “Feel Grand with Jane Seymour” are Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal, M.D. (ret.), Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Eva Cwynar, Dr. Jeanine Downie, Dr. Harry Fisch, Dr. Gabrielle Francis, Dr. Alexandra Heerdt, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Roberta Lee, Dr. Donnica Moore, Dr. Pamela Peeke, Dr. Elizabeth Poynor, Dr. Cary Presant, Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, Dr. Howard R. Smith, Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, and Dr. Vijay Vad. These medical experts who are participating in the series are from leading U.S. hospitals and universities, including Beth Israel Hospital, the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and Harvard Medical School.       

“Feel Grand with Jane Seymour” will debut nationally on American Public Television stations in October 2014. Check your local listings for air times.

            For the complete first-season episode guide and additional information about all the doctors, please visit www.feelgrand.org.

            For more information about DPTV, please go to www.dptv.org.


About Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) -WTVS-TV is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market, with 1.5 million weekly viewers in Southeast Michigan and 1.2 million weekly viewers across Canada. DPTV is a leader in programming related to health and the environment, public affairs, arts and culture and children. It is also a leading national producer and distributor of programming for Public Television, and winner of a 2012 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, as well as the only dual PBS licensee / entertainment label in the country, operating as DPTV Media. For more information, visit www.dptv.org.


About Grandparents.com

Grandparents.com, Inc. (OTCQB: GPCM) is a social media and marketing company focused on America’s 100+ million grandparents, boomers and seniors, the largest and wealthiest demographic in the US. With more than 2 million registered members, Grandparents.com is the #2 website in the age 50+ segment of the population. Grandparents.com promotes health and wellbeing by providing timely information and expert advice on issues facing seniors today including health, family, relationships, finances, travel, entertainment, and retirement. See www.Grandparents.com.


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