In recent years, Harriet Irwin has been reflecting a lot on her long and varied career as a teacher. Several decades ago, when she was a teacher at Madison's Crestwood School, there was an abundance of kids in 5th and 6th grade one year. When asked to take some of the surplus, she eagerly accepted. … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation: Harriet Irwin
Today we offer some inspiring words of wisdom! Madison's American Family DreamBank has been a staple of the community for several years, offering workshops on thought-provoking, self-improvement, and entertaining topics. From fitness classes to journaling and even activities for the kids, the downtown location provides a plethora of ways people of all ages can get … Continue reading Loneliness Is Not An Option!
A few years ago, when Lee and Arly Kempf suffered some injuries and were struggling to get around the house, they heard about SAIL, an organization that could help them out while injured and after they got back on their feet. Once their daughter got them signed up, they used SAIL's Vendor Directory to find … Continue reading Lee and Arly Kempf: A Life Invested in Learning
A few years ago, AgeBetter Executive Director Ann Albert met Rick Conroy at a UW-Madison football game tailgate party. When she asked what he was doing with his retirement, Rick said he was doing some handyman work. Rick had construction experience in his "younger years" before spending over 30 years in education, eventually becoming a … Continue reading SAIL Friendships: Rick Conroy and Bob Morrison
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
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 SAIL Member Christine Klotz SAIL has a new Be Prepared workgroup focused on preparing guidelines to help SAIL members get prepared for life’s emergencies. The group is focusing on the times when you leave your home in an urgent or unplanned way on short notice -- or none at all. The objective of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: How this applies to hospital visits