These monthly meetings provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the frustrations and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease with others who understand. Meetings will be led by Kathy Larkin, SAGE’s InfoCare Manager. The group will provide caregivers with emotional and educational support and will discuss topics such as: coping with uncertainty financial planning gentle self-defense improving communication using humor and laughter to help with behavioral problems safety issues stress management activities for persons with…Find out more »
Cost $10 per session, held weekly on Tuesday . This fun-filled exercise class is designed to improve overall fitness for all levels. Each one hour class is divided into four components: cardiovascular, strength and balance training, flexibility and stretching and relaxation. To register and for additional information, please call 908.598.5548 or register via email: .Find out more »
Each weekly class, held on Tuesdays, costs $10 per session. Research shows that the type of movement in Tai Chi improves balance, bone density, arthritis symptoms, immune function, mental acuity, and cardiovascular fitness. Additionally, Tai Chi is a very beneficial form of exercise as a means of preventing falls and injuries. The instructor, Judith Rew, is an affiliated instructor with the Tai Chi Academy of North Jersey and began her training in Traditional Yang Family Tai Chi with Holly Sweeney-Hillman…Find out more »
Each weekly class, held on Mondays and Wednesdays, costs $10 per session. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently, the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disabilities. However, chair yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Studies have shown that gentle yoga…Find out more »
Are you or your spouse a veteran? Do you know what benefits you might be eligible for? Frank Quadrino, Community Outreach Manager of the VA NJ Healthcare System, will discuss the many benefits available to veterans.Find out more »
AARP’s Tax-Aide program will offer free tax preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers with special attention to those who are 60 years old and older at SAGE on Thursdays from February 9 through April 13. Appointments will be taken 9 am – 12 pm. Appointments are required. To make an appointment, please call: 908.598.5509 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »
Community Education SAGE hosts programs and events to help educate and provide resources for local residents. Outside professionals are often brought in to discuss topics that are relevant to older adults, their families, and caregivers.
Exercise Classes SAGE’s exercise classes are offered as an off-shoot of the fall prevention initiative, but are open to anyone 60 years of age and older.
Current classes are:
Gentle Chair Yoga
The exercise programs are open to the public and are designed with a gentle approach for all fitness levels to improve strength, flexibility, and overall conditioning in an effort to prevent falls.
Support Groups SAGE currently hosts three free caregiver support groups that are open to the public. One group is affiliated with the Alzheimer’s New Jersey and provides an opportunity for family members and their caregivers to discuss the challenges and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 10:00 am. SAGE also offers one group specifically for spouses that are caregivers and one group for adult children who are caregivers.