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4th of July Parade

 members will be marching together in the 4th of July Parade in Shepherdstown. Wear Red, White and Blue! Come to the corner of Church St and German St by 10:30 am and the volunteers will direct you to SAIL’s location in the parade. The parade starts at 11, rain or shine. Use your best judgement regarding the heat.

This is an important community event, we hope to see a big group of SAILers marching together in the parade representing SAIL.

SAIL Brown Bag Luncheon -- July 19 at 11:30am

Christy Hagerty, Director of Shepherdstown Public Library, was awarded the Libraries Transforming Communities grant for $10,000 from ALA (American Libraries Association). Christy is looking for input from SAIL on what technologies will best help our older adult population who have hearing and sight impairment.  She will also be sharing some of the amazing activities that are taking place at the library right now, and some plans for the future.


Read the latest news in the Summer Newsletter 2024.



Shepherdstown Area Independent Living (SAIL) enables its members to remain active, connected, independent, and in their homes and community as long as possible. SAIL was the first “Village” in West Virginia and is recognized as a model for non-urban villages nationwide.

Contact Us: 304.870.7245

Announcing SAIL’s Photo Contest

SAIL needs good photos for our promotional and member materials, and we know that many of our members are excellent photographers. So we hope you will get our your cameras and participate in this new activity!

All SAIL members are eligible to submit photos that they have taken. Please limit your submission to no more than 5 of your best photos. Submit photos electronically to no later than July 8th.

All photos must meet the following criteria: 

  • Photos must be less than 2 years old.
  • Photos must include SAIL members. (Please include names of those photographed with your submission.)  
  • The subject of the photos may be any SAIL related topics, including: events, volunteer service, meetings, brown bag lunches, activities, etc. Diversity of subject matter is encouraged.
  • Deadline for submissions has been extended to July 8th

The winning photo will be selected by representatives from the Website and Communications Committees. The prize for the best photo is a $50 certificate for a local restaurant.

By submitting your photos, you are giving SAIL permission to use them in our brochure, website, newsletter, and other promotional or member materials.

Contact the SAIL Office if you have questions about this activity: 304-870-7245.

Cartoon of photographer

The Jack and Martha Young Community Service Award 

SAIL has selected Tabitha Johnston and The Shepherdstown Chronicle for the 2023 Jack and Martha Young Community Service Award.  This annual award recognizes the accomplishments of an individual and organization that has furthered SAIL's mission during the past year. We have found Tabitha to be a creative and enthusiastic editor of the newspaper. Under her leadership the Chronicle has been an outstanding example of community outreach with its offering of stimulating stories and special coverage of people, issues, and events in the greater Shepherdstown area.


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