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
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently issued a warning about a nationwide scam. Scammers call or e-mail an individual, say there is a problem with their account, and demand money or sensitive data. Sometimes the scammers threaten things like arrests or tell people their Social Security number has been linked to criminal activity. In … Continue reading Social Security Scam: How to Protect Yourself
It's about to get really cold, so you have a perfect excuse to grab a book and a blanket and get lost in another world! (Check out our blog post from last week for alternatives to traditional reading like audiobooks and e-books, in case you can't get out to your local library!) Mobituaries: Great Lives … Continue reading Your January reading list
We know that our SAIL members love to read! Our SAIL book club has a loyal following, and our members often tell us about books they recommend. When we started our low-vision support group last year, we learned that a lot of people felt they had to lose their love of reading just because their … Continue reading New ways to read in 2020!
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 There is no shortage of worthy causes in our world, and there is certainly no shortage of mailings, social media posts, and phone calls asking for support! If you're like me, you may not have much to give, but want to support causes that are important to you. (I always … Continue reading End-Of-Year Giving: How To Decide?