At our Winter Luncheon in January, SAIL was honored to have guest speaker Joe Parisi join us at Blackhawk Country Club to talk about river cleanup, mental health initiatives in schools, and affordable housing. He was also kind enough to issue a proclamation about SAIL, which was a huge honor for our organization!
The text of the proclamation reads:
WHEREAS; Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) was founded in Dane County in 2005, an outgrowth of the Village Movement that helps support and connect older adults who need services, or who can offer supports to other seniors, in a warm and welcoming manner; and
WHEREAS; SAIL’s target population is residents who are 55 and over and who strive to remain active and independent; and
WHEREAS; over 550 older adults are connected to services, educational programs, and other enrichment activities through SAIL each year; and
WHEREAS; SAIL serves as a connector to supports that encourage members to learn independent living skills and the importance of self-selecting services and resources; and
WHEREAS; SAIL helps ensure that our aging population has access to trusted, effective services which is a shared priority with Dane County and other organizations that support and value seniors
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, I, Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive, do hereby congratulate SAIL on their many years of service to the Dane County community by providing a “village” where seniors experience enriching activities, access services that promote independence and are given an opportunity to thrive.
Signed this 24th day of January, 2019 in the County of Dane, State of Wisconsin.