By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph At SAIL, we're always looking for just the right words to describe the population we serve. We know that words matter. As we've seen in the fight against ageism, there are stigmas against what it means to get older. Considering the terms and words we use makes a difference. This … Continue reading Should We Stop Using the Phrase “Senior Citizen?”
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?
SAIL member Janice Gary has been on the lookout for a book for single and childless adults and the aging process. For years she searched, and she couldn't find one-until she came across Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers by Sara Zeff Geber, PhD. "There's never been anything like this!" says Janice, who encouraged us to share … Continue reading December Read: Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers
Ashton Applewhite is sick and tired of ageism! So she's written a manifesto against the concept of the later part of your life being filled with "depression, diapers, and dementia." She speaks widely on the topic, and wants to make the world more aware of how we can combat ageism, which is a huge part … Continue reading November read: “This Chair Rocks”