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
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 starting 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 focusing 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.
We have all heard it—the term “It Takes a Village.”It’s amazing what happens when people work together to accomplish a task.
Every person brings a unique level of talent and perspective; and in some cases, although the talent or perspective has changed from what it used to be, it can be vitally important to the particular task at hand. As said in a quote recently received from member Dorothy Batt, “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do,” by John Wooden.
This past month, many hands helped make light work for so many others, including member Harriet Irwin as she explains: “Moving can be stressful and to run out of packing boxes is a real bummer. Fortunately, being a member of SAIL, all I did was pass the word and the staff and volunteers answered my call! An email went out, people responded with numerous boxes, and Duncan, with his trusty truck, picked up a bunch and delivered them to my garage. How wonderful is that?? Great organization, great people, and as has been said before, "It Takes A Village.” Thanks to everyone who helped. I'm still packing.........” Harriet Irwin
We all know SAIL is a unique organization; but what is happening between members and the community is more than unique. . . it’s truly special.