CAN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ASSIST YOU?
Thursday, May 23, 10:00 am -- 11:30 am
Curtis Edmonds, Attorney with Disability Rights New Jersey, will present different types of assistive technology and devices. He will discuss what these devices do and how they can help with everyday activities. Examples include a long-handled shoe horn and illuminated magnifiers. Mr. Edmonds will demonstrate how these devices work and be available to answer questions. To register or for more information, please call 908.598.5548 or
HOW TO APPROACH THE MOST DIFFICULT PARENT-CHILD CONVERSATION
Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
If you think the most awkward parent-child conversation possible involves "the birds and the bees," you haven't seen anything yet! As boomer-aged children and their senior parents approach the inevitable transfer of financial responsibility down a generation, both sides are grappling with how -- and even whether or not -- to discuss it. Join our panel of experts for discussion, war stories and practical advice -- from both sides of the table. Panelists include Elizabeth McKenna, CFP, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Adam G. Psichos, Glenmede Investment and Wealth Management, Claire E. Toth, JD, MLT, CFP, Point View Wealth Management, and Peter W. Ulicny, Esq., Bourne, Noll & Kenyon. For a full description of the program and panel bios, please click here. To register or for more information, please call Dawn Knill at 908.598.5503 or email email@example.com.
FLEA MARKET AT SAGE RESALE SHOP
Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am -- 3:00 pm
Rain date: Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am -- 3:00 pm
The Resale Shop willl hold a flea market in their parking lot at 31B Chatham Road, Summit. The Resale Shop will also be open for regular business. The following estate sales people will have merchandise available at the flea market: Wendy Sands, of Wendy Sands Sales, Lorraine DeJianne of MPT Appraisals, Valerie and Kathy of Hilltop Estate Sales, and Gail Engelschjon of E Sales. These same vendors regularly provide quality merchandise from estate sales and help keep the Resale Shop stocked. For more information, please call 908.273-5564.
59th ANNUAL MEETING
Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 pm
SAGE will hold its Annual Meeting, "Celebrating 2012" at 290 Broad Street in Summit. This year's honorees are: Watts Mountainside Community Foundation (Good Neighbor Award), Dr. John Heath, Summit Medical Group (Community Partner Award), Lindsay Reich (Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year Award), the Hayward Family (Agnes N. Badgley Award), Betty Tannis, (Home Health Aide of the Year Award), and SAGE staff, who will be presented with service awards for five, ten and twenty years of service. To register or for further information, please call Molly Conley, Donor Relations Coordinator, by Friday June 7 at 908.598.5540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
ALZHEIMER'S / DEMENTIA CARE SERIES (173 KB, pdf)
Wednesdays, April 24, May 29, June 26, 2013 -- fall dates to be added later; 6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
This six-part series, which is intended for caregivers, is an educational program specifically for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia. Led by Ellisa Lee, RN, BS, CDP, HomeCare Director at SAGE, and Deanna Butters, MAOM, CDP, Director of Spend-A-Day at SAGE, this series of classes is designed to educate caregivers on how to communicate most effectively with people with dementia.
April 24 -- Communication -- Diversity and Cultural Competence: We will discuss different ways to communicate with someone with dementia and explore the challenges that diversity and culture pose when caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia.
May 29 -- Personal Care: Many activities of daily living can be difficult to manage for someone with dementia. This session specifically focuses on personal care and techniques and guidance to help manage it.
June 26 -- Aggressive Behavior / Intimacy / Sexuality: We will identify the triggers for certain aggressive behaviors and discuss possible intervention and behavior management.
Course materials will be provided. Those who attend the whole series may apply for their Dementia Practitioner's Certification. There is a $10 fee for each class. To register or for more information, please call 908.598.5548 or email email@example.com.
FUN-TO-BE-FIT EXERCISE CLASS
Wednesday & Friday mornings, 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Cost $8.00 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 $8.00 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 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, 11:00 am -- 12:15 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 Holly Sweeney-Hillman, Director of the Tai Chi Academy of Northern New Jersey. To register and for additional information please call 908.598.5548. Click here to register via email.
YOGA FOR PARKINSON'S
Mondays, 8-week session beginning April 22, 10:00 am -- 11:15 am
This 8-week 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 class; caretakers are welcome. To register, call 908.598.5548 or email email@example.com.