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Welcome to SAIL

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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As a non-profit that does not receive government funding, SAIL relies on the generosity of those who support our commitment to meet the ever-changing needs of those 55+ individuals in our community – regardless of their ability to pay for services.


During this season of giving, please consider making a gift in support of SAIL's work – helping people meet the challenges and joys of aging while remaining in their own homes.


Your gift helps enable 55+ area individuals to live independently, with a sense of security and peace of mind, knowing they can call one number for anything they need.


Click here to donate, and Thank You!
Contributions to SAIL are tax deductible. We are a program of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization.


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.



Purchase a Gift Certificate for SAIL Membership by December 31 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.

The December Issue of The Messenger is Available



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 10:30 am 


Presenter: Wan-Ju Li, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Musculoskeletal Biology & Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Learn how emerging stem cell-based therapies are providing a biological solution for the treatment of osteoarthritis and are considered advantageous compared to existing pharmacological or surgical approaches.


Wan-Ju Li’s research team in UW-Madison focuses on developing new treatments based on stem cells and regenerative medicine for cartilage repair. They have successfully demonstrated the potential of stem cells for regeneration of cartilage in their laboratory. These proof-of-concept studies provide insights into the feasibility of patient-specific stem cells for orthopedic applications.


Join us to learn more about these exciting therapies.

Ashton Applewhite, named 2016 Influencer of the Year by Next Avenue, 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. Listen to an interview with Applewhite in this recent podcast shared by our friends and founders of the Retiree Rebels: Mary Helen Conroy and Carol Larson.


Retiree Rebels

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