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March 2019

Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children

Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
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One event on 04/08/2019 at 7:00pm

One event on 04/22/2019 at 7:00pm

One event on 05/06/2019 at 7:00pm

One event on 05/20/2019 at 7:00pm

One event on 06/03/2019 at 7:00pm

One event on 06/17/2019 at 7:00pm

SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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Kathy Larkin, SAGE InfoCare Manager

A support group for adult children who act as their parents’ caregivers will be led by Licensed Clinical Social Worker and InfoCare Manager Kathy Larkin. The groups will cover topics such as balancing work and the needs of their families, long-distance caregiving, family conflicts, finding resources, and navigating the healthcare system. Registration is required for this free group by calling 908.598.5509.

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AARP Tax Assistance

Thursday, March 28, 9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until 04/11/2019

290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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Free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those who are 60 years of age and older, is available at SAGE Eldercare, located at 290 Broad Street in Summit, on Thursdays from February 7 through April 11, 2019, from 9 am to 12 pm.  Dates include: February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11. During the ten-week program, SAGE will host IRS-trained volunteer tax preparers from AARP.  The…

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April 2019

Evaluating Cognitive Decline With Dr. Michelle Papka

Monday, April 8, 1:00 pm -- 2:00 pm
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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Dr. Michelle Papka will lead a discussion about how to talk with a loved one about needing a cognitive evaluation, what to look for as far as cognitive decline that would warrant an evaluation and how to talk to your loved ones about it. Also learn what to do once you have a diagnosis. To register or for more information, please call 908-598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org.

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Alzheimer’s Association: Effective Communications Strategies

Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm -- 3:00 pm
290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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Learn about the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease. Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful. Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. To register, call 800-272-3900.  

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Learn to Control Your Diabetes

Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 05/29/2019

290 Broad Street
Summit, NJ 07901 United States
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Quality Insights to present "Learn to Control Your Diabetes" at SAGE. This six week workshop (April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) for any person with Medicare who has diabetes, will cover topics including: understanding risk factors, nutrition, identification, prevention, medications, medical care and how to mobilize family and friends. To register, please call Jarmaine Williams at 732-955-8168.  

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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, including Fun-to-be-Fit, Gentle Chair Yoga, and Tai Chi, are open to anyone 60 years of age and older. 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 hosts free caregiver support groups that are open to the public. Led by SAGE’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in eldercare, the groups offer opportunities for discussion about topics including the challenges and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, balancing work and caregiving, long-distance caregiving, navigating the healthcare system, coping with caregiver emotions and managing stress, and defining caregiver roles. Groups specifically for spouses that are caregivers or for adult children who are caregivers meet frequently.



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