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!
Information submitted by SAIL Member Pat Kallsen Hopefully, you've taken advantage of SAIL's twice-monthly tech tutoring and are making the most of your electronic devices! Among the many apps you can download are these fun games and puzzles that are great for your brain! Pat Kallsen shared a website with us that lists a variety … Continue reading Brain Games and Apps for Older Adults
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
When SAIL was founded in 2005, we had no idea we were almost identical to another organization already thriving in Boston, MA, Beacon Hill Village. Nor did we anticipate SAIL becoming the nation’s second “village” in what is now a growing movement helping older adults remain active and independent, while giving them an opportunity to … Continue reading Aging In Place: What SAIL is all about