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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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Additional April event information and details can also be found in the April 2017 Issue of SAIL Messenger. 

If you'd like to attend an event, please register by contacting SAIL at or calling


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Benefit of the Month: Mattress Flip (Members Only)

If you are interested in having your mattress flipped or rotated, sign up by calling or emailing SAIL. Please include the size/type of the mattress or mattresses. Our Volunteers will be out during the afternoon. Flips are free for Full members and $15 for Associate members.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Lunch Bunch  (Open to Members and Guests)
11:45 a.m.; Imperial Garden
2039 Allen Blvd., Madison

Join fellow SAIL members for an opportunity to socialize and enjoy tasty food at Imperial Garden. Voted Best of Madison and known for its vast lunch menu. Call SAIL at 608-230-4321 to RSVP. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
A Talk About Garden Therapy
(Open to the Public)
7:00 p.m. social / 7:30 p.m. program; Oakwood Arts Center
6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison 

Mike Maddox, WI Maser Gardener Program Director, will share a definition and brief history of Horticultural Therapy, followed by examples of vocational, therapeutic, and well-being programs he has facilitated. He will discuss practical gardening tips to reduce the wear and tear on your own body while gardening. 
This program is open to the public.

Friday, April 28, 2017
SAIL Shred Day (Open to Members and Guests)
1:00 p.m.; Oakwood Prairie Ridge Campus
5565 Tancho Drive, Madison 

Our monthly shred days help members protect themselves from identity theft and other fraudulent crimes by properly destroying documents that contain personal information. Feel free to bring up to five grocery bags/boxes of shredding. If you have questions about retention of items, please contact your CPA. 
This event is open to the public.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Movie: Moonlight (Members Only)
2:00 p.m.
Arts Center
Oakwood Village University Arts Center

A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. Rated R, Subtitles Available.

If you are a SAIL member and need assistance getting to an event or you are interested in joining SAIL, please email us at or call the SAIL office at 608-230-4321.  

Support SAIL and Have Some Fun!

If you and/or 
your friends like to golf, you may want to know about our 3rd Annual SAIL Golf Outing on June 14 at Tumbledown Trails! 

If you'd like more information, or if you'd like to sign up, please click on the brochure below: 

SAIL Golf Outing Brochure

Donna Ploc, chairperson, is once again leading the charge—thank you, Donna! 

We raised 
$16,000 last year and we’re hoping to reach $23,000 this year. Proceeds support sliding fee memberships, SAIL programs, and services. 

Thank you to our  event sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Trusted for over 20 years, medical alarms provided by Life Assist USA are the best in the industry leading in quality, signature service and lowest price. No other brand can provide you the level of protection in cases of medical emergencies like Life Assist USA’s medical alarm systems.

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Platinum Sponsor:
Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is the parent organization of two locally owned and operated 
retirement communities— Oakwood Village University Woods and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge. Oakwood has been a sponsoring organization since SAIL’s inception and is proud to support older adults living in their homes through its sponsorship of SAIL.

Golf Cart Sponsor:

RSM US LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. We guide our clients through business challenges by understanding their needs and bringing together the right team to address them.

Contact us at for more information!

A Life with Purpose

Member Chris Klotz is walking the talk—
she's living a life with purpose and is helping others do that, too! See the recent Waunakee Tribune article featuring Chris and her story: 
Profile: Chris Klotz

As a non-profit, 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.


Click here to donate, and Thank You!

Read The Messenger!
April 2017 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.

Save the Date!

Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting 
May 10

Join us on May 10 at Blackhawk Country Club for a delicious lunch, a brief 
update on SAIL, the election of two new SAIL Council members, and a lively program featuring two “behind the scenes” staff members at the Overture Center for the Arts: Tim Sauers and his “sidekick” Karra Beach. 

Tim and Karra 
will share some interesting information about upcoming Broadway shows, how they are selected for the Overture Center, and what we can expect for the upcoming calendar. Details in our newsletter, SAIL Messenger April 2017.

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

If you reach our voicemail during regular business hours, please leave your name, number, and the best time to reach you and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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


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