Americans are living longer, and with that comes the increased need for adult day services and other related programs for the aging population.  Almost thirty years ago, in 1983, President Ronald Reagan set aside the third week of September for National Adult Day Services Week to raise awareness of adult day service programs across the nation.

In honor of that celebration, SAGE Eldercare will host an open house on Wednesday, September 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.  One of the longest-running adult day programs in New Jersey, SAGE’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center has been open since 1975.  The center provides a day of social and stimulating activities for older adults in a medically supervised, secure and comfortable setting and is licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services. 

“For caregivers, adult day services often provide the only much-needed respite that they might get during the week.  Spend-A-Day helps seniors remain living in their own homes by offering a safe and medically-supervised place to remain active,” stated Deanna Butters, Director of Spend-A-Day for SAGE.  “This is a great option for families to consider for their loved ones instead of the traditional in-home, nursing home or assisted living care.”

During the open house, caregivers and seniors will be able to take part in a sampling of the daily activities that are offered, such as music, art and a discussion group, which often covers books, films, and current event topics that are of interest to older adults.  In addition, staff will be available to answer questions and provide tours of the facility.