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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


Friday, April 28, 2017
SAIL Shred Day (Open to Members and Guests)
1:00-3:00 p.m.; Oakwood Prairie Ridge Campus
5565 Tancho Drive, Madison 

Our annual shred day 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. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Movie: Moonlight (Members Only)
2:00 p.m.; 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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting
11:30 a.m.; Blackhawk Country Club,
3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison   

Join us 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 have a reputation for entertaining, educating, and engaging Broadway show subscribers during the “Cocktails with Tim and Karra” events.
They’ll 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.

Tim is Vice President of Programming & Community Engagement for the Overture Center and serves as a host on WORT FM’s program “Better Living Through Show Tunes”
and as a Tony voter for Broadway. Karra is Community Engagement Manager. 

SCHEDULE: 11:30 a.m.: Social/cash bar / 12:00 p.m.: Lunch / 12:30 p.m.: Meeting / 12:50 – 1:30 p.m.: Program 

ENTREE: Choice of Chicken St. Croix or Portabella Parmesan Ravioli

COST: $20 per member & $23 per non-member

REGISTER: Click here to sign-up online, call 230-4321 or email, by May 5.

Transportation and reduced lunch fee assistance is available as needed.

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, and would like a chance to win big, you will want to know about our 3rd Annual SAIL Golf Outing on June 14 at Tumbledown Trails! 

Thanks to an anonymous donor, there will be a chance for you to win a hole-in-one prize of $20,000! In addition, our golf packages start at just $75.00!

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:
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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!

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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 "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