When Ken Martin and Bev Priefer met on a blind date, they discovered they had a common interest in helping others; an interest that continues into retirement in the form of volunteerism. Ken and Bev both had active working lives. Ken worked in varying positions at American Family Insurance and Bev spent many years in … Continue reading Paying it forward: Ken Martin and Bev Priefer
2020! Hard to believe. Not only has another year passed us by, but a new decade approaches! 100 years ago, women won the right to vote. F. Scott Fitzgerald published his first novel entitled This Side of Paradise. And the first commercially licensed radio station broadcast "breaking news" for the first time as the returns came in … Continue reading New Year, New Decade, New Adventures!
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph If you're anything like me, you are VERY excited to get to the movie theatre to see "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood," a movie about the incredible Fred Rogers. For one thing, like so many people, I grew up watching his show. Plus, Tom Hanks is my favorite actor … Continue reading What We Can Still Learn From Mr. Rogers
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph It was a crisp fall afternoon when I pulled up to an apartment building on Madison's west side, not knowing that once I stepped through the doors, I'd be traveling all over the world! Mary Lathrop has been a SAIL Member for several years. She greeted me warmly at the … Continue reading Traveling the World with Mary Lathrop
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph We're concluding August Arts Month, where we celebrated the incredible offerings of art in our community. I sincerely hope you were able to do something new this month to experience art in its many forms. I also hope you're practicing art whenever you get the chance! There's truly nothing better … Continue reading Sharing the arts with SAIL
Has anyone ever told you you're a great writer? Have your kids told you they'd love to know more about your memories? Have you wanted to start keeping a journal of your day's activities, or do you currently keep one? Or have you ever just had that itch to tell your story on paper? Many … Continue reading Writing Prompts for Fun and Exploration
By Marketing Coordinator Meghan Randolph August is Arts Month at SAIL, and we're already gearing up with some wonderful events! We have our Midsummer Gathering on August 20th featuring an all-request dueling pianos show, as well as a special discount for SAIL members to attend the world premiere musical, Hephaestus, at the newly-renovated Wisconsin Union. We're working … Continue reading Inspiring Stories on Older Adults and the Arts!