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
Last year, SAIL started offering Sunday Drives. This member-initiated program involves taking a drive around Madison to see specific sites, visit old homes, or just enjoy the beautiful weather. SAIL Member Nancy Winton was gracious enough to share a writeup on a Sunday Drive she took and how much she enjoyed it! "On a … Continue reading Sunday Drives, Warm Hearts
At our Winter Luncheon in January, SAIL was honored to have guest speaker Joe Parisi join us at Blackhawk Country Club to talk about river cleanup, mental health initiatives in schools, and affordable housing. He was also kind enough to issue a proclamation about SAIL, which was a huge honor for our organization! The text … Continue reading SAIL receives a proclamation from County Executive Joe Parisi
Update, 2/21/19: SAIL member Lois Curtiss highly recommended this book! She said it brought back a lot memories, as she has lived through all of it. Lois loves to read and loved reading this one! Looking for a great read for the month? Look no further than this lovely collection of stories collected by millennial author … Continue reading February Read: Turns out Seniors are the tech gurus!