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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!
Where you can find us:
SAIL's office is located inside Oakwood Village University Woods Campus, 6209 Mineral Point Road #210, Madison WI 53705.
Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you reach our voicemail during regular business hours, please leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
If you require vendor assistance outside of regular office hours, please feel free to contact them directly (members can access vendor contact information online) and notify SAIL with any questions or comments you have during business hours.

Ya Gotta Have Friends”—How to Make Friends When You’re Over 50


We all want to have friends. We all want to be a friend. Someone to talk to and maybe go to a show with this weekend. But it gets hard after 50 to meet someone you can do things with and talk to.


Mary Helen Conroy is a reinvention life coach for mid-life and the newly retired. She believes that life is a daring adventure and she’s not done yet. She knows you’re not either. She’s also the co-founder of, a podcast for building an inspired retirement. At 61 she started three new businesses and challenged herself to make new friends. “Ya gotta have friends!”

Join us on Tuesday, August 23, 1-3 p.m. at Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road Madison. Refreshments will be served.

Call 230-4321 or email

Let’s talk about loneliness and happiness during our time together! Let’s look at 7 tips on finding a new buddy. Maybe you’ll even find one here! Join us!

It Takes a Village to Help Retirees
The idea has turned into a national movement called Village to Village.
Click on the photo to the left to listen to Executive Director Ann Albert talk with Mary Helen and Carol, Retiree Rebels, about the growth of this national movement and SAIL--the local village.



 Supporting Active Independent Lives ~ 6209 Mineral Point Road, Suite 210 ~ Madison, WI  53705 ~ (608) 230-4321