SAGE Eldercare is offering a free, 8 week bereavement support group beginning September 19, for people age 60 and older who have lost a spouse in the last year. The group meets on Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Attendees must register. Please call 908-598-5509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The support group will be led by Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE’s InfoCare Manager. “Adjusting to the loss of a…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 »
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, Kevin Woyce, author, photographer and lecturer specializing in regional American history, will present a program packed with historic photographs and vintage concept art. Learn all about the visionaries and scientists who made space travel possible and the brave American astronauts who boldly traveled "where no one has gone before." FEE $5Find out more »
In conjunction with Atlantic Health System/ New Vitality, this interactive program includes pedestrian safety insights, walking supports, rehabilitation alternatives, balance protocol, medication side effects information, and free blood pressure and hearing screenings. There will also be a physical therapist present to demonstrate the benefits of body strengthening exercises. Light refreshments will be served. Call to register: 908-598-5548.Find out more »
A program to learn about common mistakes that are made during a long-term care crisis, and how to avoid those mistakes, will be discussed. Elder Law Attorney Laurie Hauptman Esq from Hauptman and Hauptman, P C will explain how to effectively navigate the maze of the senior health care system with a plan and professional guidance. Avoid having your life savings wiped out, details about estate planning, power of attorney documents, and more.Find out more »
As we and our loved ones age, we are faced with the decision of whether or not to remain in our homes. In this panel discussion we will learn about different living options. Our panel of experts will outline various living arrangements and their levels of care to help you navigate the future.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, 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.