Silver Sage Magazine was an idea that developed over a few years.
I had several magazine subscriptions coming to the house. Some were for me, some were for my daughter and some I just collected thinking someone may want to read them when they came to visit. I would stare at the models in the magazines and wonder “are the models getting younger?” I wondered who wore the clothes that I saw in these big name fashion magazines; because, certainly it wasn’t me or my age group. Then I pondered about the articles that gleaned the inside of all these beautiful magazines. Surely, these articles were meant for my daughter (mid-twenties) and not me or my friends. Did I really care about “how to please my man” or “how to find your G spot” when after several decades I was pretty sure I had a good idea. The concept of tight abs or how get perkier breasts was completely irrelevant to me. I wanted to know what length dress is best for me or top ten ways to stop my skin from sagging or perhaps best hair dyes for women over 40 would have certainly helped me more.
So, I talked to a lot of people - friends, colleagues and family about my idea: an online magazine devoted to adults over the age of forty. Content that was relevant to us. Many of my friends at the time had an aging parent and caregiving was a critical and often discussed conversation amongst us. Each friend was re-inventing the wheel and trying to navigate the same system – but there wasn’t one place that held all the information. Every person I spoke to said the same thing – do it. We need this.
So here you have Silver Sage Magazine. Born out of the need to have a place for all of us to call home and providing good information to people while creating a community for others to learn from, share and enjoy.