Welcome to SAIL
Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL) is a vibrant non-profit membership organization of people 55+ who reside in the Dane county area. SAIL members wish to remain active, independent, in their own homes, and socially connected, and have found that navigating the many changes brought on by age is much easier with the resources offered by SAIL.
Membership includes referrals to pre-screened service providers, discounted emergency pendants, daily automated check-in service, house checks, shredding services, wellness services, social events and clubs, member-helping-member volunteer opportunities, discounts to Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) programs, Home Health United medical equipment, quarterly mattress flipping and other member perks!
SAIL's office is located inside Oakwood Village University Woods Campus, 6209 Mineral Point Road #210, Madison WI 53705.
What Members and Donors Have to Say
"We can’t say enough good things about SAIL! With our children spread all over the country, it’s so nice to have the feeling of a safety net when and if we need it. And the staff has been so attentive whenever we’ve called, it’s like having a best friend at the ready!”
~Alan and Linda Knox, SAIL Members
"SAIL is my security blanket. My kids live out of town and it's so comforting for them and me to know SAIL is here for me. The daily check-in is especially important to me since I live alone."
~Faith M., SAIL Member and Volunteer
"I belive in the program. What you do is fantastic!"
~Cliff, SAIL Volunteer and Donor
Upcoming News, Events and Programs
Jane Earl Challenge Met!
We are so grateful to the generosity of members who promptly responded to this month’s endowment fund challenge by member Jane Earl.
Jane promised to match dollar for dollar any member’s contribution to the SAIL Endowment Fund held at the Madison Community Foundation, up to $1,000. The challenge was met with $1,500 in matching gifts, making a total contribution of $2,500 to our endowment fund! Thank you, Jane, and thank you to our generous members!
One of the donors, Martha Christensen, said her gift was in honor of SAIL vendor, John Porto. Porto was honored at this year’s Mid-Summer Celebration with the first-ever “Spirit of SAIL Award.” Martha’s message: If you’ve been pleased with a vendor or a volunteer, consider making a donation to SAIL in his/her honor!
A Milestone Anniversary and Community Event
John and Tashia Morgridge will soon be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and are sharing this milestone by sponsoring a free special community-wide healthy aging event on October 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the building made possible through their vision and support, the Discovery Building at 330 North Orchard Street.
The afternoon session on healthy aging begins at 1:00 p.m. and takes an exploration of health, happiness, and well-being across the lifespan. Among the highlights is a conversation with renowned author Parker Palmer, whose books are on leadership, spirituality, and social change by aging.
Interested in attending? Call SAIL at 230-4321.
Is the Pay-It-Forward Concept Interesting to You?
As SAIL expands to serve more members in the Madison and surrounding areas, our need for volunteers continues to increase. Click here to learn of opportunities currently available or contact us for more information on how your talents could benefit those in your own backyard.