Welcome to SAIL
SAIL - Supporting Active Independent Lives 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, daily automated check-in service, house checks, shredding services, wellness services, social events and clubs, member-helping-member volunteer opportunities, discounts to MSCR and SAIL S.O.S., and even quarterly mattress flipping and other member perks!
What Members Have to Say About SAIL
"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)."
"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."
"Alan (SAIL's personal health coach/pharmacist) saved my life! Thanks to him I found out my potassium level had dropped to a dangerous level and was able to get needed medical attention."
"I think of SAIL as 'quality of life insurance.' It's nice to know it's there when I need it."
Support SAIL and Read Carol's Story
As a non-profit that does not receive government funding, SAIL relies on the
generosity of those who trust our commitment to meet the ever-changing
needs of a rapidly growing senior population––regardless of their
ability to pay for services. Click here to read Carol's story and learn how SAIL is helping to support area seniors.
SAIL Receives Grant Approval
Thank you to the Oakwood Village Foundation for granting SAIL $5,000 to help provide memberships for people with low incomes and operational support in 2014.
It Takes a Village
Click Here to watch a wonderful story recently aired on the Trading Places episode of the NBC Daily Nightly program. The discussion focused on the idea behind the "village model," as it's called--a model created to make it possible for seniors to stay in their communities, even their homes, as long as possible. SAIL is the second oldest village in the country! Thanks to our dedicated SAIL members and our visionary founders, Attic Angel Association and Oakwood Village, for creating this amazing village called Supporting Active Independent Lives!
Free Guide and Tips on Most Common Senior Scams in Wisconsin
Click here for your free Wisconsin Senior Guide from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Aging In Place
Ann Albert, Executive Director of SAIL, had an opportunity to talk about SAIL on The Larry Meiller Show, on Wisconsin Public Radio. Many others called in with wonderful resources to aid those who wish to "Age in Place." Find it here!