Recently, SAIL member Gerry Campbell had an eye-opening experience. During the August 2018 flooding, there was significant damage to his home and possessions. He learned about how he thinks about items he's accumulated over the years, how to assess certain items' value, and how to part with things he may not need. At the same … Continue reading A Lesson From the Great Flood of August, 2018
SAIL member Janice Gary has been on the lookout for a book for single and childless adults and the aging process. For years she searched, and she couldn't find one-until she came across Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers by Sara Zeff Geber, PhD. "There's never been anything like this!" says Janice, who encouraged us to share … Continue reading December Read: Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers
By SAIL Marketing Coordinator Meghan Randolph I'm only 36, but unfortunately, I've seen more than my fair share of doctor's offices and hospitals. Diagnosed at age 8 with Type I diabetes, I also have fibromyalgia and some other chronic diseases. I've also watched my mom as a caregiver for her aging parents and seen the … Continue reading Training the next generation of doctors to treat older adults
This holiday season we hope you have lots of time to focus on time with loved ones, baking cookies, playing in the snow, and all of the other fun things that come with this time of year. We don't want to put a damper on any of that fun...but unfortunately this time of year is … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to look out for scammers!
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
Written by SAIL Council Member and Pharmacist Alan Lukazewski (pictured left) The discovery of newer drugs has produced many miracles. These miracles range from altering trajectories of some cancers which used to be fatal and turning them into manageable chronic diseases, to helping people with heart failure who were once confined to a chair to be … Continue reading Is It A Drug Or A Disease?
File of Life is a small, yet crucial bit of information to keep handy in your home. Inside this bright red magnetic pocket is your personal and medical data as well as emergency contacts. Many emergency responders know to look for the File of Life in the home, and when they find it they can … Continue reading File Of Life Is For Real!