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 2014 Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting
Are We Prepared To Live A Full Life? Age is not a deterrent to being an active participant in an increasingly complex world. Leading a full, productive and happy life is an "ageless" goal, but it takes some adjustments along the way to be prepared for the longer journey ahead. Carol Koby, this year's guest speaker, will join us on Friday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m., at Blackhawk Country Club to discuss what, with a "booming" aging population, we need to know, do, change, and accept, to live WELL into our later years. This event is open to SAIL members, their guests, SAIL volunteers and service providers. We hope to see you there!
Volunteers Plant Seeds of Kindness
We want to thank you, our SAIL Volunteers! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with fellow members of SAIL. Whether you’ve driven someone to an appointment, shared your ideas for upcoming events, helped fix someone’s screen door, or assisted the office staff, your energy and generous commitment to SAIL have helped brighten the spirits of those you’ve met, and you’re a shining example for many.
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. Yet, you have managed to provide over 200 hours of volunteer time already this year—and this does not include the actual hours put in by our volunteer drivers! That’s quite amazing! In appreciation of your efforts, we will be hosting a volunteer recognition event this summer. You will receive a personal invitation in the mail.
You are the heart of making SAIL what it is--a community of members helping one another!
What gives one the greatest pleasure is being involved in something bigger than oneself. –Unknown