Seniors generally feel vulnerable to falls, which are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for older adults. Each year one-third of adults 65 and older living in the community experience a fallóan occurrence that can severely impact their quality of life.
SAGEís Fall Prevention Initiative educates seniors to reduce their chances of falling. In addition, SAGE hosts a series of Fall Prevention Forums for seniors that provide information and health screenings for vision, blood pressure, and bone density, as well as balance assessments.
This educational series teaches strategies to improve memory for seniors. Topics include dementia versus normal forgetfulness, Alzheimer's Disease management, strategies for memory enhancement and brain fitness, and delirium versus dementia.
Educational programs for adult children and active caregivers address the issues faced when senior parents or loved ones get older. Topics include dementia and family dynamics, medication, how to talk to aging parents, the latest Alzheimerís findings, housing options, caregiverís guilt, hearing loss and depression.
Wellness and Prevention Forum
SAGE offers a variety of educational forums for caregivers, seniors, and adults preparing for the future. Topics such as transitions, retirement, community resources, and health issues will be presented. All programs are free and held at SAGE Eldercare at 290 Broad Street, Summit. For information about upcoming programs call 908-273-5550.
SAGE offers a variety of fitness programs for those 60 years of age and older. The exercise programs are open to the public and include a Fall Prevention Exercise Class, Chair Yoga and Tai Chi. Programs are designed with a gentle approach for all fitness levels and are intended to improve strength, flexibility and overall conditioning in an effort to prevent falls.
Exercise classes are $8 per session. For information on class times or to register, call 908-598-5548 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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290 Broad Street
Summit NJ 07901