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.
Join Us For The 2nd Annual SAIL Golf Outing!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Meadows of Sixmile Creek, Waunakee
Registration: 10:30 a.m. (Boxed lunches included)
Shotgun start: 12 (noon) -- Both 9-hole and 18-hole games start at noon
Dinner Reception: 5:30 p.m. (Dinner included)
Sign up by May 1 and receive a free round to be used prior to June 8!
Upcoming News, Events and Programs
Elder Tree--the Wisconsin Idea in Action
Come join us on Monday, February 22, at 2:00 p.m. at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road in Madison and learn all about an exciting website geared toward older adults here in Wisconsin!
Scott Gatzke, a team member with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), will share the story of Elder Tree. He will demonstrate how the website helps people connect with one another, learn about local events and community resources, track their health and personal to-do’s, and learn about preventing falls, safe driving, medication management, caregiving, and wellness.
As a prevention-based organization, SAIL has a lot in common with Elder Tree! Helping people stay connected and preventing loneliness are key objectives with both organizations. A recent study cited by EurekAlert!, a global news service, affirms the importance of this—it links loneliness to cellular changes that cause illness and a shortened lifespan. Thank you to member Janice Gary for sharing this! She recommends visiting eurekalbert.org for more information.
Downsizing Made Easier
Downsizing is a step many of us take as we attempt to make life simpler and more enjoyable. If you’ve decided it’s time to downsize, we’re glad to help you with this wonderful task starting with an informative presentation on March 16 sponsored by Rounds TLC. Owner Kathy Rounds and her assistant Deb have helped many SAIL members downsize to a smaller home or apartment, organize personal space and items, stage their homes, and more. Deb will also share information on donating unwanted items, disposing of items, and shredding guidelines.
Mark your calendar for this upcoming program on Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Heritage Oaks, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison in the Westmorland Room.