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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 event information and details can also be found in the June Issue of the Messenger.

If you'd like to attend an event, please register by contacting SAIL at or calling 608-230-4321.

Were Northern Wisconsin Resorts A Part of Your Childhood? If so, attend "If You Build It, They Will Come" (Open to the Public) 

Tuesday, June 27
Coliseum Bar, 232 East Olin Avenue

11:30 a.m.
See description and schedule to the right.

Waunakee Roundtable (Open to SAIL Members)
Tuesday, June 27

Waunakee Library
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Members will gather to share favorite summer activities from day trips to eating out. 
To register, contact the SAIL office by calling (608) 230-4321 or emailing

Thursday, July 29

Tech Tutoring (Open to SAIL Members)
Oakwood Heritage Oaks, 2nd Floor, 6205 Mineral Point Road

10:00 a.m. 
Do you have questions about your computer, phone, or other electronic device(s)? If so, call and schedule a 30 minute 1:1 session with Dave. This program is free for Full Members and available to Associate Members for a $15-$20 suggested donation. To register, contact the SAIL office by calling (608) 230-4321 or emailing


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

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 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

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



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!


Don't Miss Out! Register Today!

Were Northern Wisconsin Resorts a Part of Your Childhood Years? 

Attend Architectural Historian Jim Draeger’s presentation on northern WI resorts on June 27 at the Coliseum Bar!  

If you’ve not heard him speak, Jim is a knowledgeable and very entertaining speaker. You’ll come away with all sorts of information and fun facts about northern Wisconsin’s resorts! The program will include discussion on how the resort industry started years ago and how the automobile influenced the start-up of resorts. We’ll also explore the architecture of housekeeping cabins, summer houses, dance halls, and supper clubs from the 1920’s to the present. 

Don’t miss out—only a few days left to register! 
Reservations are due no later than June 26 at noon. 

Program details:    
Date:    Tuesday, June 27
Time:   11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Coliseum Bar, 232 E Olin Ave.
(Ample parking is available. When you enter the building take the elevator to the second floor.)  
Cost:   $15 
Menu: Hot sandwich bar with chicken
            breast or Italian beef, baked beans,
            coleslaw, soda, coffee and cookies. 

To register, call the SAIL office at 230-4321 or email us at   

Please let us know if you would like to carpool and/or if you need a ride!

 3rd Annual SAIL Golf
 Outing A Success!

Thanks to generous sponsors and prize donors, a great group of golfers and volunteers, and a beautiful venue (Pleasant View Golf Course), we had a successful and very fun 3rd Annual SAIL Golf Outing! Click here to view a full list of donors. 

Even a severe storm (thankfully very brief!) didn't ruin our fun! It just gave us an opportunity for more social time in the clubhouse.

This year we had a "multi-generational" event with golfers ranging in age from 21 to 85 years young! A special $20,000 hole-in-one prize opportunity added to the excitement, along with hole contests and a variety of raffle prizes.


Proceeds from the event support SAIL programs, services, and sliding fee memberships

Visit our Facebook page Sharing Active Independent Lives - SAIL in Madison for more fun pictures of the event! 


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

Read The Messenger!
June 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.

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