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!
As a non-profit, we rely on support from our generous donors. This year we received our largest individual donation ever—$10,000 from an anonymous SAIL member! This gift, along with the generous support from all donors has been extremely inspiring! In addition to helping us continue evolving our services and volunteerism, gifts to SAIL enable us to provide service to older adults who have low incomes. Thank you!
The community-at-large has benefited by SAIL-sponsored educational programs and community referrals made throughout the year.
What Members 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
"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."
Are you new to SAIL? Interested in learning about us? Need a refresher about what we offer? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, join us on Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Sequoya Library off Midvale Avenue. SAIL staff will present information about the core benefits of SAIL membership, examples of services provided, tips on how to make the most of membership, community resources, and specific ways members can volunteer to help one another or help at the office. We will also share information about the national “village movement” of which SAIL is a charter member.
Please RSVP for space-planning reasons—230-4321. This invitation is open to anyone interested in learning more about SAIL. See you there!
Our Volunteers are Magic! Volunteer Recognition Event
On August 14, 2014, we will host our annual volunteer recognition event to thank all of those that help contribute to the success of SAIL. We will have desserts, refreshments, and a magic show! Volunteers will receive a personal invitation in the mail.
It takes many hands and voices to shape an organization like SAIL and we are grateful for each and everyone of them! It is magic what can be done when people give of themselves to help others!
Trish McConnell Presents to SAIL Members and Friends!
Thank you to Trish McConnell, Ph.D., for recently generously donating her time to talk to us about the importance of play with our pets. A special thank you to SAIL member, Harriet Irwin, for connecting us with Trish! Some event attendees asked about Trish's upcoming events. You can find those events listed here