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Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) 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.


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SAIL Volunteerism Makes the News!

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Across the nation the population of people over the age of 60 is rapidly growing. With that comes the need for services to help aging people stay independent and lead fulfilling lives.


Sharing Active Independent Lives or SAIL is expanding to Madison's east side to provide resources to under-served aging adults.

Members helping members is one of the many benefits SAIL members enjoy, as Nancy Winton and Duncan McNelly demonstrate in the following WMTV profile.



Author and activist Ashton Applewhite is the keynote speaker at this year’s Village to Village Network annual conference in Columbus, Ohio from October 16-19.


She is widely recognized as an expert on ageism and urges all of us to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, her new book This Chair Rocks will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!


Get a preview of the book by listening to this recent podcast shared by our friends and founders of the Retiree Rebels: Mary Helen Conroy and Carol Larson. 


SAIL is a charter member of the Village to Village Network—a national association of over 200 “villages”—and will be represented by SAIL Council Member and Marketing Team Leader Jane Earl and SAIL Executive Director Ann Albert.


This free "Remaining Independent" informational event is the perfect opportunity to learn about the many benefits of SAIL membership and hear about the opportunities available for volunteering. We are holding this event on several dates. Select the date and location that suits you and come join us (feel free to bring a friend or family member)! Refreshments will be served.


Please call 608 230-4321 to let us know you which "Remaining Independent?" event you will be attending.
Warner Park Community Center  View Map
1625 Northport Drive, Madison
Tuesday, October 25,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Fitchburg Library  View Map
5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
Thursday, October 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
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 Sharing Active Independent Lives ~ 6209 Mineral Point Road, Suite 210 ~ Madison, WI  53705 ~ (608) 230-4321