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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.

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SAIL News:  
With Jack Young's recent passing, SAIL has lost an active Founding Member and special friend, to both the organization and all its members. 
The Robert C. Byrd Center (one of our Partners) has prepared this fitting tribute: Link here   Jack is pictured below presenting this year's SAIL Community Service Award. 

Spring New Member Promotion: All new members joining SAIL during the months of March or April will receive an extended new membership period, from now through May of next year, for the regular annual fee. Join now and begin enjoying the benefits of SAIL membership! (Click here for details.) 


Members may now register for a new SAIL Dinner Club. Learn more on the Activities page!

The Spring Newsletter 2023 is now available!

Community Service Award 

Karen Rice, administrator of Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program, was this year’s recipient of SAIL’s fifth annual Community Service Award. SAIL President Marianne Alexander summarized Ms. Rice’s selection, saying, “Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program, directed by Karen Rice, has been an outstanding example of community outreach by the University because it serves the entire adult learning community and region with its offering of stimulating courses, special speakers, travel opportunities and films.”


SAIL members were instrumental in the founding of the Lifelong Learning Program eleven years ago, and continue to be among the beneficiaries of the many and diverse educational opportunities it provides. SAILers are also actively involved in supporting this program through service on the Advisory Council, and by teaching and assisting in the classroom. 

Presentation of 2022 Community Service Award

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109B White Hall, Shepherd University � Corner of High and Princess Streets -- Shepherdstown, WV  
Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 2091 � Shepherdstown, WV 25443