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, a few were for my daughter and several I collected for extra reading material. I would stare at the models in the magazines and wonder “are the models getting younger?” I wondered who did I know that actually wore the clothes I saw in these fashion magazines; because, certainly it wasn’t me or my age group.
Then I pondered 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 and if I didn't - well, there were more important things to worry about! 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 more. And why weren’t there any articles or magazines that tackled both men’s and women’s issues in the same edition? Why the separation? I’d like to know what men are thinking and worrying about, too – not to mention good ideas for gifts, helpful information on health and assorted other content I’d be interested in learning as well.
Additionally, many of my friends were looking into caregiving situations with their parents. They felt alone and were researching the same information. I figured there had to be a place where my friends could get the resources they needed but also hear other people's stories so they didn't feel so alone.
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 had an aging parent and caregiving was a critical and often discussed conversation. Friends were re-inventing the wheel and trying to navigate the same system – but there wasn’t one place that held all the information. Until now.
Every person I spoke to said the same thing – do it. We need this.
So here you have Silver Sage Magazine. A place to call home for #silversagers.