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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 emailing 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.


Tuesday, December 12


Men's Roundtable

10:00 a.m. 
Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison 

We’ll repeat the open-ended format that worked so well last month. That is, anything goes (well, almost anything), as participants choose: sports, politics, history, current events, foreign affairs, you name it.

Bring your own special topic to toss into the discussion stew, or be prepared to add your voice to topics raised by others. But the key rule still abides: fact checking via electronic devices isn’t allowed.

We can’t let the joy of a good discussion be hampered by facts. 

This event is open to SAIL members. 

Tuesday, December 12 


Birthday Club

2:30 p.m. 
Panera Bread (Off Mineral Point Road)

Do you have a birthday in December
or just looking for a reason to meet new friends? If so, join us! This event is open to SAIL members and their guests. 

Friday, December 15

On Our Own Holiday Tea

2:00 p.m. 
Legacy House Imports
4221 Lien Road

In addition to the sandwiches, scones and desserts, there is an impressive selection of teas. The proprietors, Pat and Marsha Flannery, are very knowledgeable about all of them.

The Legacy House Imports offers a wide variety of ethnic gifts and crafts from Europe, Scandinavia and the British Isles. The back of the store is the Victorian Tearoom.

The cost of the tea is $20. All registrations must be prepaid. 
Transportation from Oakwood Heritage Oaks can be arranged, if needed.

This event is open to SAIL members. Call the SAIL office to register at (608) 230-4321. 

To learn more about additional upcoming events, view our event calendar.



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



Greetings from Mary and Rita 

SAIL Member Mary Owens and her sister Rita O’Neil get together almost daily to prepare cards and small gifts for area nursing home residents—something they’ve done for the past five holiday seasons.

The idea that their card and gift might be the only one a person receives is what motivates these ladies.

If you’d like to help out, please donate holiday cards and/or small items such as necklaces, note pads, pens, calendars, etc. and deliver them to the SAIL office by December 10 and we will deliver them to Mary!


Read The Messenger!

December 2017 Messenger 

Sharing our lives together and staying independent through meaningful connections makes life better for all of us—today and in the future. 

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.

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