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Welcome to Sharing Active Independent Lives!

We are a vibrant non-profit membership organization of people 55+ living in the greater Madison area. We help one another live meaningful, happy lives on our own terms. SAIL provides services and resources we can draw from as well as educational and social opportunities that help us stay connected.

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Read About Ways Members Share Their Talents to Help Each Other

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

SAIL Members: If you need assistance getting to an event, please contact the office and we will arrange transportation.

Monday, September 25

Attic Angel Lecture Series
10:00 a.m.: Coffee
10:30 a.m.: Program 
Community Room at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Road

Topic: Wisconsin River Trip.” An 18-day paddle from the river’s source to the Mississippi. Ruth Oppendahl, Executive Director of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
This event is open to the public.

Monday, September 25

Is A Smartphone Right For You?
1:00 p.m. 
First Business Bank, 401 Charmany Drive, Suite 100 (off Mineral Point Road

Have you considered a smartphone but just not certain if you want or need one? 


Join us. We’ll discuss what smartphones do and why you might want one. We’ll also talk with Adam Williams of US Cellular about the EZ SMARTPHONE plan. Beginning this fall, an IPhone option will be available in addition to the current Samsung. 

Space is limited, so call SAIL to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, September 26

Only Leaves Should Fall
10:30 a.m. 
Boys and Girls Club, 4619 Jenewein Road, Fitchburg 

You’ll receive a free lunch and personal screenings related to your balance, gait, strength, vision, blood pressure, medications, etc. Information about community resources, local falls prevention classes, home safety assessments, etc., will be provided as well.


This intergenerational event includes screenings by students and professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. It’s a great opportunity to learn about your risks for falls and what you can do to avoid them! Call SAIL to register. Transportation and/or carpooling provided.

Thursday, September 28
West Side Lunch Bunch
11:45 a.m. 
Denny's, 433 Gammon Road 

Join us for lunch and good conversations.
This event is open to members and guests. 

Thursday, September 28

SAIL Waunakee Roundtable 
7:00 p.m. 
Waunakee Public Library

We will discuss approaches to finding truth in the news and share opinions on the September 12 program.

SAIL Office Hours 

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

If you reach our voicemail during regular business hours, please leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you. We'll return you call as soon as possible.

Office Location:
6209 Mineral Point Road Suite 210
Madison WI 53705


SAIL relies on the generosity of those who support our commitment to meet the needs of 55+ individuals in our community. Please consider making a tax deductible gift in support of SAIL's work. SAIL is a program of the Madison Area Continuing Care Consortium, a local 501(c)(3). 


Click here to donate, and Thank You!

Purchase a Gift Certificate for SAIL Membership and we will include a box of gourmet chocolates!

To purchase Gift Certificates, give us a call at 608-230-4321.

SAIL has two levels of membership available. For a full list of membership benefits, click "Join" in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Understanding Stroke: Prevention, Symptoms, and Actions to Take 

Did you know that stroke is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., but is also a leading preventable cause of disability?

Sharing Active Independent Lives  (SAIL) and Oakwood Village invite you to attend a presentation by       Dr. E. Luke Bradbury, a neurologist specializing in rapid evaluation and treatment of patients with acute strokes and stroke-like symptoms, from the UW Health Stroke Clinic. 

Dr. Bradbury will discuss prevention, stroke warning signs, and how to help someone experiencing stroke symptoms. He will answer questions including the causes, warning signs, and ways to assess your own stroke risk.

Date:  October 3, 2017
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Arts Center, Oakwood Village University Woods
6209 Mineral Point Road


This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (608) 230-4321 or email or click here to register online.


Members Share Good Food and Friendship
This week SAIL Members joined together for a delightful evening at member Janice Gary’s home—thank you, Janice!

Janice and Karen Peterson, member group leaders, hosted a pizza potluck dinner so members could take in Janice’s 15 flower gardens, and enjoy fellowship, good food, and interesting conversations (we ev
en found out one member was actually a friend of Audrey Hepburn!) 

Janice did a super job sharing tips and information about her recent hip surgery and recovery experiences and how friends, neighbors, and others including SAIL members and staff helped her out.



Read The Messenger!

September 2017 Messenger Issue is Available Online Now!

Woman reading April Messenger on her tablet

Purchase a Gift Certificate for SAIL Membership and we will include a box of gourmet chocolates!

To purchase Gift Certificates, give us a call at 608-230-4321.

SAIL has two levels of membership available. For a full list of membership benefits, click "Join" in the menu bar at the top of the page.

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