Senior Adventures In Learning (SAIL) of
Melbourne is an interfaith, not-for-profit organization that serves senior adults (50+)
throughout Brevard County. Local churches and synagogues sponsor this organization and some provide a campus where these learning
opportunities take place.
Participants have fun
learning foreign languages, studying history, painting in art class, discussing current events and foreign affairs, writing
their memoirs, exercising, learning how to use a computer and much more! The instruction for all of these activities
and classes are mostly seniors themselves; using the valuable skills that they have cultivated throughout their
The genius of the program is that it is a ministry by and with older adults rather than just a ministry
to them. The participants feel a sense of ownership as they set their own course. SAIL rejects the myth that senior citizens are frail, lonely and dependent, sliding down the hill to the end of
life. People of all faiths work together in SAIL to help older adults sustain and celebrate
The primary purpose of SAIL is
to enrich the later years with opportunities for service to others, self-expression, meaningful work, and close friendships.
An equally important goal is to help older adults remain independent in their own living situation as long as they choose.
There are three terms each year (Winter,
Spring, and Fall). Programs are conducted two days a week and run for seven to eight consecutive weeks. To download or
print the current term's brochure detailing class descriptions, times and location(s) as well as a registration form
just go to our Senior Adventures In Learning
menu to the left or click the link below...
Click here to download 2017 Winter Brochure