NEW - August, 2021 -IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!
the continuing pandemic with the Delta variant and for the safety of our instructors, students and staff, the decision was
made to cancel the Fall Semester of SAIL. We know this is a disappointment to both instructors and students, but the health
of our seniors is our top priority.
If 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, along with instructors and students, if everyone has been vaccinated.
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 lifetime.
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 life!
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...