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, 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
A Decade of Community Connections
Ann Albert, SAIL Executive Director and Tom Popp, SAIL Member and SAIL Council President had an opportunity to appear on "For The Record" this week with Neil Heinen. The show will air on Sunday morning, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. on Channel 3 (CBS).
Click here to watch it now!
Independence Through Connections
March 1 marks a very special day for SAIL. Ten years ago we welcomed our first members—our charter members. As you know from last month’s newsletter, we have some fantastic anniversary events planned this year, including the celebration on March 19 that you won’t want to miss!
The beginning of SAIL’s endowment fund, called an Acorn Fund at Madison Community Center, is another very significant way we are marking this important anniversary! Why? Because it symbolizes permanency—the funds it generates each year will continue forever. If you are able and interested in helping our Acorn Fund grow, please contact Darcy Kobinsky at the Madison Community Foundation (608) 232-1763 or contact the SAIL staff (608) 230-4321!
And, it’s not too early to shine up those golf clubs! SAIL is sponsoring its first-ever community-wide golf event fundraiser on June 16, led by SAIL member and volunteer Donna Ploc. Watch for more information on this event coming very soon!
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