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SEPTEMBER 2014


Tuesday, September 16
2
:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
Spend-A-Day Open House

Celebrate National Adult Day Services Week at SAGE's Spend-A-Day, New Jersey's longest running adult day center.  Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and activities.  Spend-A-Day staff will be available for tours and information.  To register or obtain more information, please call 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org


Wednesday, September 17
7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

When is a Visit to the ER Necessary?
Dr. Christopher Freer, Chairman, Emergency Department, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will be presenting at this month's PREP Caregiver Support Group meeting.  Dr. Freer has extensive experience in emergency operations and has played a crucial role in the development and implementation of a Rapid Diagnostic Unit for Saint Barnabas.  To register or obtain more information, please call 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org


Tuesday, September 23
10:00 am -- 11:30 am
Fall Prevention Forum
Did you know that every 15 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury?  However, many falls can be prevented.  Come learn how you can modify your home and lifestyle to reduce your chances of falls.  Free screenings will include blood pressure, balance assessments, and bone density, as well as a comprehensive display of home assistive and safety devices.  A representative from Overlook Medical Center's Physical Therapy Department will also be making a presentation.  To register or obtain more information, please call 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org


Tuesday, September 30
7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
Tax-Saving Strategies for Retirement
Learn effective income strategies to increase your income, reduce taxes and maximize your savings in retirement.  This is the first in a three-part series presented by Bill Logue and Matthew Filik from the American Education FoundationTo register or obtain more information, please call 908.598.5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org


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.

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. 




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.