NEW - March, 2021 -IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!
the continuing pandemic and for the safety of our instructors, students and staff, the Board of Trustees has decided to cancel
the Spring Semester of SAIL. We have been in touch with Tony Armes of the Shepherd Center and he is cancelling his Spring
Semester also. We know this is a disappointment to both instructors and students, but the health of our seniors is our top
you have not already done so, we encourage all teachers and students to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Not only for you and your
loved ones protection, but when we do start meeting again (and we will) the host churches will feel more secure if everyone
has been vaccinated.
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 click the link below...