by SAIL Member Pat Krueger I recently learned I cannot use my new driver’s license as ID for flying. The driver’s license must have a star in the upper right corner. On my license in that place it states “Not for federal purposes” - which means that it cannot be used as ID for flying. … Continue reading Getting the proper ID for flying
By SAIL Member Joy Knox I recently finished reading a delightfully funny book by a Madison author, Hilde Adler, who lived in Shorewood Hills for 45 years and is now residing in Oakwood University Woods. Hilde recounts with a great of angst and wisdom the push and pull of making the very hard decision of … Continue reading April read: I AM NOT OLD ENOUGH!
By Member Pat Krueger Quite recently I found myself involved in scams from the local stores of two national chains. In the first my check was refused by their register; I voided that and paid with my credit card. Three weeks later my bank statement showed that an electronic withdrawal had been made for the check … Continue reading Best Practices for Consumers
SAIL is thrilled to have Betsy Abramson, a leading expert on healthy aging, as our guest speaker for our May 15 Spring Luncheon. She is currently the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA). In her role there, Betsy oversees all program development and activities, budget, partner development and program advocacy. She … Continue reading What Is Ageism?
We hope you're enjoying this warmer weather! It's a great time to get out and take walks and do your spring cleaning, but make sure you're being careful about falls! We wrote a post last week about falls prevention resources provided by SAIL. This week we found a few more things that are helpful to … Continue reading More Falls Prevention Resources
A series of articles ran in the Wisconsin State Journal recently detailing how Wisconsin has the highest rate of deadly falls in the nation. (Ugh, not good). But the final article in the series gave some great resources for things older adults can do to reduce their risks. You can read that whole article here. Best … Continue reading Preventing Falls Through SAIL and Other Resources
By SAIL Council Member Alan Lukazewski High blood pressure, or hypertension (HTN) has been known for decades to be a leading cause of strokes and heart attacks. As a nationwide public health problem, persistent efforts were made to study HTN and how to best lower blood pressure (BP) with the belief that lower BP would … Continue reading Why It’s Important For Older Adults To Manage High Blood Pressure