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SAGE Calendar of Events Listing

All programs are free, open to the public, and take place at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street in Summit, unless noted otherwise.  Registration is required.  To RSVP for any of the programs, please call 908.598.5548 or email

Monday, February 16 -- President's Day
SAGE Eldercare's Offices, SAGE Resale Shop, and the Furniture Restoration Workshop will be closed in observance of President's Day.

March 2015

Are You Feeling Lucky? Join us for SAGE's 2nd Annual Casino Night!
Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:30 pm -- 10:30 pm
The Berkeley Plaza, 735 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights

Casino Night will benefit SAGE Eldercare's programs and services.  There will be casino games, live jazz, a Texas Hold 'Em tournament, light dinner, and a cash bar.  Sponsorship opportunities and advertising are also available (click here for details).  General admission is $100 per person, with an additional fee for the tournament of $50 per seat.  Limited quantities of tickets are available; RSVP by March 6, 2015. For more information, please contact the development office at 908.598.5503 or  To purchase tickets, advertising, or sponsorship opportunities, please click here to print a response form.


Thursdays, February 12 through April 9, 2015, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Free tax preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those over 60.  Counselors provided by AARP through its foundation in conjunction with the IRS.  Are
a residents in Essex, Morris and Union Counties do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use the service. Taxpayers should bring a copy of their 2013 Federal and State income tax returns; 2014 income tax packets; 2014 real estate tax bill; Federal information forms for 2014 (W-2 forms; SSA-1099 form; 1099s for interest, dividends and other income; 1099 for pension, annuity and IRA distribution; 1099-B forms for assets sold during the year); receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions; and, Social Security numbers for dependents.  By appointment only -- please call 908.598.5509.

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.

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.

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 

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.