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SAGE Calendar of Events Listing

MAY 2014

Thursday, May 15
2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
Go For It! 100 Ways to Feel Young, Vibrant, Interested and Interesting After 50
Mary McHugh, local author of 22 books, will be at SAGE to present her latest book, Go For It!  100 Ways to Feel Young, Vibrant, Interested and Interesting After 50.  Ms. McHugh will discuss some innovative ways to continue to stay active as we age.  With her vivacious personality and quick wit, this presentation is a real treat!  Light snacks will also be served.  Click here to RSVP or call 908.598.5548.

Tuesday, May 20
7:30 pm -- 9:00 pm
Can We Talk? Boomers and Parents Talking About Money$

SAGE Eldercare will host a financial panel focusing on cyber fraud, estate planning, insurance and how to pick a financial planner.  Discussion leaders will include Elizabeth McKenna, CFP, Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors; Adam G. Psichos, Regional Director, Glenmede; Claire E. Toth, JD, MLT, CFP, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, PointView Wealth Management, Inc.; and, Julie Reich, LSW, Director of Business and Community Development, SAGE Eldercare.  Click here to RSVP or call Dawn Knill at 908.598.5503.

Wednesday, May 21
7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
Understanding Veteran's Benefits

Join Frank Quadrino and Paul Charbonneau from the VA Regional Office for a discussion on veteran's benefits.  This seminar will help participants understand different types of veteran's benefits and how to navigate through the VA system.  The seminar will help participants understand what the VA has to offer from a healthcare standpoint.  They will discuss benefits for widows and dependents of veterans, as well as home care and adult day care benefits. This program is part of SAGE's PREP Caregiver Support Group.  Click here to RSVP or call 908.598.5509

JUNE 2014

Friday, June 13, 6:30 pm -- 10:30 pm
Summit Elks Club, 40 Maple Street, Summit
Casino Night

Join us to celebrate SAGE during our 60th Anniversary year at our Casino Night! The event will include Casino Games, Live Jazz, a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, Light Dinner and a Cash Bar to benefit SAGE's programs and services.  General Admission Tickets are $100; Texas Hold 'Em Tournament Seats are an additional $50.  Sponsorship opportunities and program ads are also available for purchase.  To view all opportunities to support SAGE or purchase tickets, please go to and search for "SAGE Casino Night" or click here to view and print a response form.  For more information, please call 908.598.5504 or email


Wednesday, June 18
7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
What Legal Documents Do I Really Need?

As part of this month's PREP Caregiver Support Group, Eugene Rosner, Esq., a prominent elder law attorney, will discuss important legal documents for seniors and their families.  Mr. Rosner will review strategies for dealing with legal issues and important legal documents for seniors to consider.  He will address many questions including what to do if your mom has dementia and no power of attorney, what government benefits might you be eligible for to offset the staggering cost of long-term care; and, what is the difference between a living will and an advanced care directive.  Click here to RSVP or 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.