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   Welcome to Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL)

We are a vibrant, active, non-profit membership organization located in Madison, Wisconsin.  As part of the nationwide Village Movement, we celebrate independence and stewardship in older adults, creating a community of learning, activity, socialization, and support for one another.  SAIL isn't a typical senior services organization; it's a family of fascinating people sharing their passion for life! 

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SAIL Members in the News

SAIL member Jane Earl shares the concept of Universal Design and her work with SAIL vendor, TZ of Madison, to ensure her condo is accessible and user friendly to all people—regardless of age or physical ability. Click on the photo below to view the segment that recently aired.

SAIL member Chris Klotz and her new book were features in last month's Waunakee Tribune. Chris, A SAIL Council Member and leader of the SAIL Communications team is author of All in Caregiving. This book helps to give aging adults "the life they want to live" and is sure to be a helpful resource for adult children or loved ones. Come meet Chris at a special author event at the Waunakee Library on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. 

SAIL will soon have copies of this book available for members and their families. Contact SAIL if you'd like to borrow or purchase a book, or, you can order it on Amazon. 

To read Chris' complete article, click here.

SAIL Vendor Fair

Join us for this unique opportunity to meet our vendors and learn all about their businesses! Our pre-screened vendors provide excellent service to SAIL members all year long and are our most popular membership benefit! The Vendor Fair is a great time for us to thank them and for members to see who is committed to excellent service for seniors in Madison! 

: Friday, November 9 
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701 Raymond Road (Click for a map) 
Cost: No cost to attend.  Please bring one canned good for Good Shepherd's Food Pantry. 

Membership Matters Meeting

Lend your voice to SAIL! Join us for Membership Matters and give feedback to help us get even better! 

Date: Monday, November 12
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Oakwood Village, Heritage Oaks

AARP Driver Safety Course

Staying safe on the road, particularly with the upcoming winter weather, is extremely important!  The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation's largest driver safey course, designed especially for drivers 50 and older.  The course will be led by SAIL member Dorit Bergen! 

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Oakwood Heritage Oaks Westmorland Room, 6205 Mineral Point Rd. 
Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members.  Light lunch is included.  Thanks to the generosity of a SAIL donor, volunteer drivers can attend at no charge! 
To Register: Call SAIL at 608-230-4321 by November 12. 

Click here to read a flyer with more information.


Check out everything happening at SAIL in this month's newsletter!

November 2018 Newsletter

If you'd like to attend an event, please register by emailing SAIL at or by calling 608-230-4321. If you haven't joined SAIL yet and would like to attend, please let us know! 

Member Perk!
SAIL members who need assistance getting to an event can call us at
608-230-4321 to arrange transportation. 

Check out the new SAIL Blog! 
Visit the blog every Thursday for tips, stories, expansions of newsletter articles, and helpful links.  

Click here to visit the blog.

Interested in contributing something to the blog? Let us know by e-mailing or call the office at 608-230-4321. 

Monday through Friday 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 608-230-4321 

6209 Mineral Point Road, Suite 210
Madison WI 53705
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If you reach our voicemail during regular business hours, please leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you. We'll return your call as soon as possible.

SAIL has two levels of membership available. For a full list of membership benefits, click click here.

 Sharing Active Independent Lives ~ 6209 Mineral Point Road, Suite 210 ~ Madison, WI  53705 ~ (608) 230-4321