ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:00 am -- 11:00 am
The meetings provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the frustrations and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer's with other who understand. Meetings will be led by Deanna Butters, Director of SAGE's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center. 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 and activities for persons with dementia. The meetings are free and open to all those who are interested. Please call 908.598.5548 to register and for additional information. Click here to register via email.
FUN-TO-BE-FIT EXERCISE CLASS
Wednesday & Friday mornings, 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Cost $8 per session.
To register and for additional information please call 908.598.5548 or click here to register via email.
GENTLE CHAIR YOGA
Mondays, 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Cost $8 per session.
Studies have shown that gentle yoga and meditation may result in short term increase in dopamine levels, visible reduction in tremor, improvement in steadiness of gait, mobility, flexibility and quality of life, alleviation of depression, anxiety and fatigue, as well as possible increased energy, reduced stress and improved sleep. To register, call 908.598.5548 or email email@example.com.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT
October 15, 2013 -- December 7, 2013
Contact the Union County SHIP counselors at SAGE to discuss 2014 Medicare options. Medicare Open Enrollment, which is held annually between October 15 and December 7, is a good time to double-check Medicare and prescription drug plans for the coming calendar year for plans beginning on January 1. SAGE Eldercare SHIP counselors are presently taking appointments to assist area older adults with their Medicare-related options. To make an appointment at SAGE's offices or at the Overlook Downtown Office (357 Springfield Ave., Summit) on Mondays between 10 am and 2 pm, call 908-273-6999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Caregivers' Support Group will meet at 290 Broad Street, Summit. Refreshments will be served. To register and for additional information, please call 908.598.5548. Click here to register via email.
Tuesdays, 11:30 am -- 12:45 pm
Classes are $8 per session. Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. The National Institute of Health, the Mayo Clinic, The Center for Disease Control and other research groups advocate the value of Tai Chi for improving balance, bone density, arthritis symptoms, immune function, mental acuity and cardiovascular fitness. Classes will be led by Judith Rew. To register and for additional information please call 908.598.5548. Click here to register via email.
YOGA FOR PARKINSON'S
Tuesdays, 9:30 am -- 10:45 am
This program is for adults of all ages with Parkinson's and movement disorders. Studies have shown that gentle yoga and meditation may result in short term increase in dopamine levels, visible reduction in tremor, improvement in steadiness of gait, mobility, flexibility and quality of life, alleviation of depression, anxiety and fatigue, as well as possible increased energy, reduced stress and improved sleep. Karen Rutberg will be instructing the class; she is a registered yoga teacher who has studied and practiced yoga for more than 20 years. The fee is $96 for the 8-week session; caretakers are welcome. To register, call 908.598.5548 or email email@example.com.