• “Thanks to the SAIL program, I’ve improved my stamina & strength. Consequently I am happier and feel better about myself.”

    Carolyn, 66

  • “The SAIL exercise class has helped me to have more energy and better balance to overcome the vertigo problems of the past. The class has also helped me prevent falling as I have been prone to do.

    Dolores, 78

  • “I joined the SAIL class several months ago after back surgery and the class has strengthened not only my back but the whole body.

    Arlyce, 69

  • “I’ve made lots of new friends. My legs are measurably almost twice as strong as when I started the SAIL class four years ago. Intermittent pain in my back and one hip is gone. I feel vibrant and healthy, far more so than when I was in my 50’s. Exercise has to be priority of every day.

    Marilyn, 67

Stay Active & Independent for Life – THE SAIL PROGRAM

Learn why older adults say, “I can do so much more these days, and I know it’s this program”.

SAIL Seminars specializes in the dissemination of an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults called “Stay Active & Independent for Life” (the SAIL Program). The SAIL Program is a strength, balance and fitness class for adults 65+ and recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging.

SAIL was created as a public domain program. This means that there are no recurrent fees after the initial training, and there is no requirement for recertification after the initial training.

Contact us to schedule a phone call and learn how the SAIL Program can benefit your community!

Evidence-Based Program

In September 2012, SAIL was recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging. SAIL met the highest level criteria for an evidence-based program.

Online Training

The online SAIL Program Leader training is available to everyone who is interested in learning more about the SAIL Program.

Onsite Training

The onsite SAIL Program Leader training is especially appropriate for organizations that intend to establish and disseminate SAIL Programs in their geographic regions.

Why choose SAIL Seminars?

When we contract with an organization for an onsite training, our goal is for the host organization to have SAIL Programs in place within 6 months; this includes at least one master trainer for the organization

The SAIL Program is public domain, which means that there are no recurrent fees after the initial training, and there is no requirement for recertification

We have worked with organizations such as the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council, Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc, Marymount University, and the Foundation for Senior Living to bring SAIL to their communities (see our Spotlight on SAIL below)

We provide free, on-going consulting services to Master Trainers and their organizations to ensure the successful uptake of the SAIL Program in a geographic area

The founder of SAIL Seminars (Laurie Swan) worked closely with the original founders of the SAIL Program in Washington State for several years and is committed to maintaining the original fidelity of the program

We have a pathway for certifying “Master Trainers” that is very affordable (less than $900 per person)

Our partner for the online SAIL Program Leader training, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 5 community colleges in the nation in 2019

Our online SAIL Program Leader training has undergone an intensive internal review for quality assurance and has met the 21 Essential Quality Matters Standards, with an emphasis on accessibility

We have certified over 1,000 SAIL Program Leaders in 39 states, and 4 countries


Spotlight
on
SAIL



Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – Minneapolis

We have had numerous people from Minnesota in the online SAIL Program Leader training in the last few years, and three of our Certified Trainers for SAIL Program Leaders live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  It was definitely time for us to make a site visit to Minnesota and see what was happening.  We contacted our friends from RSVP (the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) in Minneapolis.  RSVP is a Senior Corps program from the Corporation of National and Community Service that engages adults 55+ to meet community needs.

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Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc.

We were recently contacted by Jenn Gorman, Director of Wellness & Fitness for the Fort Defiance Indian Health Board, Inc. (FDIHB) to conduct an onsite SAIL Program Leader training in Arizona.

FDIHB is one of six service units in the Navajo Indian health care system that serves 45,000 people in a geographic region that is 2,000+ square miles.  FDIHB has received frequent requests for teaching exercise classes and providing education.  Jenn noticed that the wellness staff often provided this type of service for 8 weeks,

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Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

We received a phone call from René Breland in August 2018.  René is the Director of Aging Programs for the Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG).  She had just visited a SAIL fitness class in Huntsville, AL and wanted to know if it would be possible to expand the number of SAIL Programs in northern Alabama.

Carolyn Rhodes is the Fitness Director and a Certified Personal Trainer for the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center. 

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North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

During Fall Quarter 2017, we noticed that there were four people from the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area enrolled in the online version of the SAIL Program Leader training.  We learned that an evidence-based fall prevention program called “A Matter of Balance” had been disseminated in this region, but people were wondering how they could encourage older adults to continue with an exercise program after completing A Matter of Balance.

Lynn Kubic was one of those who completed the online version of the SAIL training. 

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