Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10:00 am -- 2:00 pm
SAGE COMMUNITY DAY -- CELEBRATING 60 YEARS!
Celebrate SAGE's 60th Anniversary at this event for individuals of all ages!
Ongoing Activities during the event include:
Bake Sale to benefit local seniors
Fire and Police Safety Tips from both Summit Departments
Health Screenings for blood pressure and diabetes by Overlook Medical Center Community Health Department
Dog Adoptions from Home for Good Dog Rescue
Chair Massage from Atlantic Health Care Integrative Medicine Department & Summit YMCA
Balance Assessments by Fox Rehab
Merchandise from SAGE Resale Shop
Schedule of Events:
10:00 am ShopRite of Chatham Cooking Demo
10:00 am --11:30 am Chair Massage, Summit YMCA
10:30 am Sensitivity Training for Families (occurring every hour on the half hour)
10:30 am -- 11:30 am Yoga Class, Equinox
11:00 am Book Signing of "Summit Historic Homes," written by Cindy Martin, Summit Historical Society Trustee
11:00 am Make Shelf-stable Bags for Bridges Outreach
11:00 am Arts and Crafts
11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Reiki, Summit YMCA
12:00 pm Tai Chi Demonstration
1:00 pm Celebrating SAGE Contest Winners Announced
1:00 pm Arts and Crafts
Bring a new pair of adult men's socks or underwear (size large and bigger, please) which will be donated with shelf-stable food bags for Bridges Outreach, an organization that provides food and necessities to those in need in Newark, Irvington, and New York City. Please call 908.598.5529 for more information. Click here for the event flyer.
AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM
Weekly on Thursdays -- February 13 to April 10, 2014
9:00 am -- 12:00 pm
Free tax counseling and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those who are 60 years and older. The assistance is provided by AARP as part of a national program through its foundation in conjunction with the IRS. Area residents in Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use the service. Taxpayers should bring a copy of their 2012 Federal and State income tax returns; their 2013 income tax packets; 2013 real estate tax bill; Federal information forms for 2013 (W-2 forms; SSA-1099 forms; 1099s for interest, dividends and other income; 1099 for pension, annuity and IRA distribution; and, 1099-B forms for assets sold during the year); receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions; and Social Security number(s) for dependents. Registration is required. Please call 908.598.5509 to make your appointment.
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 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, 11:30 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.