Dry pasta makes a great donation to your local food bank! Every time I sit down to a meal, I take a moment to be thankful that I have it. Sometimes it's in the form of a prayer, sometimes in just a reflection of how lucky I am. As the weather gets cooler, we all … Continue reading Giving Back through Food Pantries
By Alan Lukazewski, SAIL Council Member Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining bone health by maintaining bone density through improved calcium absorption. Studies have shown that vitamin D supplementation, sufficient to produce adequate blood levels, reduces fractures and falls. There are also other benefits of vitamin D on health such as effects on … Continue reading Vitamin D: The role in the overall health and well-being of older adults
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph The world feels a little emptier without Ruth Bader Ginsburg in it. A crusader for justice and gender equality, this phenomenal woman broke barriers and stood her ground throughout her life, inspiring multiple generations and even earning the nickname "The Notorious RBG." One thing that strikes me most about Ginsburg … Continue reading RBG, her life, and the SAIL mission
By Blog Coordinator Meghan Randolph Wow! In fall of 2018 I started a blog for SAIL just to see if it would be a way of engaging members. Two years have gone by, and this is our 100th post! I've loved inviting other writers to contribute, finding great ideas and content for older adults, and, … Continue reading Happy 100th blog post!
Last week, we posted our first look at ways to practice self-care, which means "any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health." (Medical Guardian). It can be tough to remember to take care of ourselves, particularly with all of our other responsibilities. Though self-care might … Continue reading Caring for ourselves, part two: Mind and body