The population of people over 50 in the United States is rapidly growing. Right now, 1 in 3 Americans is age 50 or older. By 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be age 65 or older. And by 2035, the number of Americans over 65 will be greater than the number of Americans over 18. … Continue reading Making Madison Age-Friendly
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 Sometimes you just need a feel-good read! Here are a few that are sure to make you smile! Goodbye Nursing Homes! The New Trend Is Co-Housing With Friends Nursing homes aren't the only option. Many older adults are finding that moving in with friends keeps them happier and healthier longer! … Continue reading Stories to make you smile
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 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?”
By Marketing Contractor Meghan Randolph On September 8, my 28-year-old brother ran an Ironman here in Madison. He's been training for months. I got to step outside of a rehearsal on a break and see him just at the start of the run. He said he was already struggling after going too fast on the … Continue reading Older Adults are Ironman Champions!