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
"I recommend your serious interest in SAIL, if only to know what this wonderful organization provides to help those senior citizens who wish to remain in their own homes in their later years, knowing they have the help they need only a phone call away: I speak from experience. SAIL literally and figuratively has made my life most enjoyable and worry-free since I became a member earlier this year (2012)."
~Shirley B., SAIL Member and Volunteer
"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
Get the Clubs Out and Celebrate with SAIL!
We are steadily increasing our outreach efforts and welcoming more members with low incomes. Many of these people don’t quite meet the criteria required for publicly funded entitlements yet they don’t have disposable income. To meet the increased needs of our members who cannot afford market rates, we will hold our first-ever golf fundraiser this year. The day includes 18 holes of golf, a boxed lunch, dinner, and silent auction for $95. If you don't golf, but would like to join us for dinner only, you're invited to do so for $30.
Our outing is scheduled for June 16 at the Meadows of Sixmile Creek in Waunakee. We hope you will join us! To learn more and/or sign up give us a call or sign up by clicking on the appropriate link below!
Thank you to Life Assist, USA for their support as the Title Sponsor for this event!
SAIL Receives Grants for Expansion, Endowment, and a Transitional Care Pilot Program
We are pleased to announce that the Madison Community Foundation
(MCF) has approved our $5,000 grant request for the SAIL Endowment Fund* and our $25,000 request for expansion into central and east-side Madison neighborhoods. In addition, the Oakwood Foundation
contributed $10,000 to support a pilot program aimed at helping rehab patients successfully transitioning home and $5,000 for general support.
*The $5,000 MCF funding requires a SAIL contribution of $10,000 to the SAIL Endowment Fund. Please consider SAIL when you make your charitable giving plans!