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
Your Support Makes a Difference
The SAIL vision is truly unfolding—to be a community of members who serve one another as they pursue successful aging. We are on the cusp of our ten-year anniversary. We are a national leader as the second oldest “village” in the nation, and we exchange ideas and best practices with other villages regularly. The number of people needing the many unique benefits offered by SAIL is climbing. Our time has come!
What an exceptional year it has been for SAIL! We implemented an ambitious strategic plan which resulted in increased member volunteerism and leadership, expanded outreach to people with low incomes, and a 20 percent increase in member services. Membership growth has been steady with a projected total of 78 new memberships by year end—and we are already over 400 members strong!
As a non-profit, we rely on support from our generous donors. We started our annual appeal with a $5,000 anonymous gift from a SAIL charter member! Your gifts help us continue to provide excellent and trustworthy services, expand our service provider and volunteer networks, provide service to older adults who have low incomes, and pursue development of individualized aging plans to help you keep on course through life—during both good and challenging times.
Please consider a tax deductible gift to SAIL. If you would like to learn more about our new planned giving program or the SAIL endowment fund, please call us at 230-4321 for a personal appointment.
Thank you for giving people the opportunity to live secure, engaged lives on their own terms.
Click here to donate online.
Madison is Named Number 1 Metro City to Age in Place!
With nearly 80 million American baby boomers facing the fulfillments and stresses of aging, there's no shortage of lists heralding "best" locations for older adults. To age in place successfully, older adults... must enjoy environments that support health and productivity and the ability to live purposeful, contributing lives.
According to the Milken Institute, Madison was ranked Number 1 as the best large metro city to live for successful aging! The report measures, compares, and ranks 352 U.S. metropolitan areas based on how well they enable older people to fulfill their potential, in their own lives as well as in their contributions to society and to others across the age spectrum.
See all the details of the report here! Congratulations, Madison!