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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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See our members in action!


For complete details and more exciting news, check out the monthly SAIL Messenger!

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. 

Lunch Bunch: Thursday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m
Oliva Italian Mediterranean Restaurant, 751 N. High Point Rd., Madison
All members welcome!

SAIL Explorers Wollersheim Winery Tour: 
Tuesday, July 26
10:00 a.m. departure from Heritage Oaks at Oakwood Village University Woods.
Explore the winery and enjoy lunch at the new Vintage Brewing Company!
$10/person (food and other purchases not included). To sign up, call SAIL at 230-4321 by July 19.

Movie Matinee-Chappaquiddick: Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. 
Oakwood Village, Arts Center, 6209 Mineral Point Road, Madison
Open to SAIL members and their guests. Click here to see the trailer!

Tech Tutoring 4 You: Monday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Alicia Ashman Library 733 N. High Point Road 
Need help with a tablet or smartphone? Sign up for a session with technology tutor Dave Friedman. Call SAIL to book your appointment! 230-4321

special event
Tuesday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bethany United Methodist Church
3910 Mineral Point Road

Register at 608-230-4321 or

Have you ever wondered “how should I handle those things that are ahead of me that I don’t want to think about or that I feel unprepared for?” Downsizing, moving, physical changes, losses, making new friends, and family changes can all be tough topics to approach. This workshop is a great first step if you’re feeling unprepared for what lies ahead or are looking to learn more about how to effectively plan for change. Key points include: learning how people often respond to common life changes, describing your own idea of independence, and applying tools and strategies to thrive. A variety of activities will include a presentation, small group discussion, self-assessments and readings. 

Dr. Kristin Litzelman holds a Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves as a resource for county and state colleagues on issues related to aging and collaborates on projects that enhance family and community well-being in aging. Dr. Litzelman is a faculty member of UW Extension.

Gail AmbrosiusSAVE THE DATE!
SAIL's Midsummer Gathering
Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Attic Angel Place 
Enjoy socializing and chocolate tasting program by chocolatier Gail Ambrosius.

Resized golf cartA GREAT DAY OF GOLF! 
Thanks to everyone who attended our golf outing! We appreciate your support of SAIL and the work we do for seniors in our community.  We couldn't do it without you! 

Check out our sponsors and donors here.
See a photo album here

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 608-230-4321
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.

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

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