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
If you were unable to attend the Keeping Your Keys: Lowering Mature Driver Risk Program sponsored by the SW-TRIAD, you can listen to it by clicking here. Jim Kubek of the American Automobile Association discusses ways to lower mature driver risk and plan for transportation and independence after giving up automobile ownership. This recording provided by Robert Park of CityWIDE Radio.
SAIL’s First Golf Outing a Success!
We are pleased to share that our first-ever golf outing was a great success—we raised close to $5,000, everyone had a good time, the staff at Meadows at Sixmile Creek were very accommodating and friendly, and the weather was absolutely perfect! Forty-eight golfers played 18 holes and additional guests participated in the buffet dinner and silent auction. We owe a debt of gratitude to SAIL member volunteer, Donna Ploc, for leading and organizing this fundraiser! Kudos to Donna and her volunteer committee including SAIL member Sue Goldstein, volunteers Sue Faust, Karin Lanser, Kristina Klehr, and SAIL staff members. We also want to thank everyone who donated items and made monetary contributions and everyone who volunteered their time to make this event a success!
Join us for SAIL's Tenth Anniversary and
Mid-Summer Eve’s Celebration:
Road trips, indolence, juleps, and jazz American style
Featuring Darcie Johnston & Doug Brown
Tuesday, August 11 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
6:00-8:00 p.m. (Music from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.)
$15 per member or guest of member; $20 per non-member*
*If this is a hardship, please contact SAIL for a discounted rate.
Transportation available upon request.
Enjoy great instrumentals and vocals, a few sing-along selections, ample time to
socialize, and treat yourself to delicious hors d’oeuvres and catered desserts.
Cash bar will be available.
Make reservation by August 1. Call SAIL at 230-4321 or sign up online.