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SAGE Calendar of Events Listing

OCTOBER 2014


Wednesday, October 1
6
:30 pm
SAGE Eldercare 60th Annual Meeting

Celebrate SAGE's 60 years in the community as we honor staff, volunteers and community organizations for their service to SAGE!   We will be honoring Beverly Kaczmarski, Agnes N. Badgley Award; AARP Tax-Aide Program for Union County, Community Partner Award; The Larks, Good Neighbor Award; Chundrowtia Harpal, Home Health Aide of the Year; and, Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School (Summit), Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the YearPlease respond by Wednesday, September 24 to Christine Ziegler at 908.598.5504 or cziegler@sageeldecare.org.



Wednesday, October 8
7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm

Prepare for Senior Care

Join Robert Shaeffer and his colleagues from Financial Assist, Inc. for a discussion on VA benefits, Medicaid applications and financial planning.  The discussion portion will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions as to whether or not they are eligible for VA benefits, what documents are needed to apply for Medicaid and the penalty for registering, as well as beneficiary designations for retirement accounts.

 




Thursday, October 16  
7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm 
Will I Be Responsible for Mom and Dad?  
Learn how to have the difficult conversation with your parents about their financial future.  This is the second of a three-part series presented by Bill Logue and Matthew Filik from the American Education Foundation.  

 





Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
College Decisions That Damage Retirement
Learn how to make good decisions when paying for your child's education so that your retirement won't be negatively impacted.  This is the last of a three-part series presented by Bill Logue and Matthew Filik from the American Education Foundation.

 





Wednesday, October 29
7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
Laughing Really Matters
This program will be educational and entertaining!  Rob Owens has a renewable prescription for a lifestyle that will endure.  Join us for this thought-provoking and fun presentation!

 



For a full calendar of Fall Community Events at SAGE, click here.




ONGOING ACTIVITIES:


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 education@sageeldercare.org. 


Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 to December 7, 2014

Now is the time to make changes to your Medicare prescription and managed care plans for 2015.  SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselors are available at SAGE, by appoinment, to provide information and assistance so you can make your healthcare choices.   Counselors are also available at the Overlook Downtown office (357 Springfield Avenue, Summit) on Mondays, by appointment.  Please call 908.273.6999 to schedule your appointment at SAGE or at Overlook Downtown.  Additionally, SAGE will be holding an Open House on November 11 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at 290 Broad Street, Summit. 



P.R.E.P. MEETING
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. 




TAI CHI
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.