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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

SAIL News:

SAIL Summer Picnic -- June 21 at noon -- RSVP required

Everyone is invited to join in the fun at Morgan's Grove Park on Friday June 21 at noon, rain or shine. Music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s will be provided by Michelle Karaoke. There will be outdoor games and an Ice Cream Truck. 


SAIL will be providing Fried Chicken and drinks.   

  • Members and Guests with a last name A – K are asked to bring salads.
  • Members and Guests with last name L – P are asked to bring side dishes.
  • Members and Guests with the last name Q – Z are asked to bring desserts. 


There is no charge for SAIL members or their guests.

RSVP is required to the SAIL office by Wednesday, June 19. Call Carolee at 304 870 7245 or email at 



Read the latest news in the Spring Newsletter 2024.

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 June 24.

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 is June 24, just after our summer picnic.

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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Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 2091 – Shepherdstown, WV 25443