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!
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
SAIL Teams Up with TRIAD to Offer a Special Program!
Lieutenant Mike Hanson from the Madison Police Department and Nancy Saiz, APSW, the City of Madison GrantsAdministrator, Community Development Division and Neighborhood Resource Team Leader will provide a Madison Police Department Special Investigations Unit Update and share information about how local police, social service agencies and others are reaching out to help repeat offenders “go straight.” Join us for this program on January 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Prairie Park Senior Apartments, 6530 Schroeder Road.
Light snack and refreshments will be served after the presentation. Contact Mary Stamstad, RSVP Triad Coordinator at 441-7897 or email@example.com or Charlene Malueg at 230-4321 or charlene@sailtoday, for more inforamtion about this and other upcoming programs.
SAILING Into our Tenth Year!
This month marks the kick-off of a very special year at SAIL! On March 1, we will celebrate our tenth anniversary—a real milestone for us! We have big plans for 2015 and hope you’ll participate throughout the year! Always remember your friends and family are welcome to attend SAIL special events.
Our activities will continue with an emphasis on helping members successfully return home following a hospital or rehab stay. This effort is part of the Aging Plan development and ties in all the components of healthy, active lifestyles for members of all ages and situations.
S et the sail, the wind is blowing
A sk your friends–they feel it too
I n this vessel, ten years going
L et us join the active crew
O urs together to help each other
N ow live as each would wish to do.
Contributed by Joan Box, SAIL member and volunteer