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
Chief Koval to Speak at SAIL Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon
SAIL members, join us on May 15 at 11:30 a.m. at Blackhawk Country Club, for the Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon. In addition to a short meeting, which will include the election of new Council members, a debut of our new SAIL video, and brief 2014 highlights, you will have an opportunity to socialize, enjoy a great lunch, and listen to a talk by Madison's Chief of Police, Chief Mike Koval. Sign up to attend by clicking here.
Shred-It Day is Coming Your Way!
On April 17, SAIL members and Oakwood Village residents can bring up to four grocery-sized bags of materials to Oakwood Village, to be shredded free of charge! Your items can include paper clips, staples, rubber bands, and spiral note books. Three-ring binders are not allowed. Great time to clear out some of that clutter in time for spring! Just drive to the front of Heritage Oaks (6205 Mineral Point Road) between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and you will see the Shred-it truck and staff.
Travel Safety—Avoid Trouble On Your Next Cruise, Tour, Flight or Road Trip. Come and Learn How!
Janet Fowler from AAA will be presenting a presentation on Travel Safety Tips on April 22 at 10:30 a.m., at Attic Angel Place at 8301 Old Sauk Road in Madison. SAIL is co-sponsoring this program with the SW Madison Triad. Please RSVP by calling SAIL at 230-4321. Transportation is available!
Get the Clubs Out and Celebrate with SAIL!
We are steadily increasing our outreach efforts and welcoming more members with low incomes. Many of these people don’t quite meet the criteria required for publicly funded entitlements yet they don’t have disposable income. To meet the increased needs of our members who cannot afford market rates, we will hold our first-ever golf fundraiser this year.
Our outing is scheduled for June 16 at the Meadows of Sixmile Creek in Waunakee. We hope you will join us for golf and/or dinner and silent auction! To learn more and/or sign up, just call us! Thank you to Life Assist, USA for their support as the Title Sponsor for this event!